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Cox Business and Inc. Magazine will host the business pitch competition, Get Started RI, for the second time in the Ocean State. This time, Cox Business is upping the ante by doubling the prize to a $10,000 technology package. more
Building a company is an experience that’s been a constant for Kevin Kennedy, who was raised in North Providence and started his professional work in the family consulting firm. Kennedy … more
Social media has become second nature for many small-business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora, Tumblr and Pinterest, among others. more
Businesses will play an increasingly important role in disaster preparedness and recovery with the anticipated official launch this month of a public-private partnership called the Rhode Island Business Alliance, said Pete Gaynor, director of emergency management for Providence. more
Providence-based Care Thread says it has a secure way for surgeons and nurses to coordinate patient care on their phones and through social media, instead of outdated pagers. “We are a secure social network, connecting the care team to each other, so they can … bring the patient into the conversation,” said company President Nick Adams, above left. The company has developed a mobile health-records app that can be used to immediately notify doctors when a patient is admitted or discharged. Also pictured is Chief Technology Officer Andrew Shearer. more
Negotiating is something that every business owner and entrepreneur does on a regular basis. Whether it’s a deal with a vendor, a client, an investor or superstar employee you’re trying to hire, negotiating skills come in handy all the time. more
Middletown-based Rite Solutions has an issue with companies that are no longer small being “grandfathered” in when it comes to competing for U.S. Department of Defense contracts. The 14-year-old company has 125 employees and specializes in submarine-combat-systems software development and does work mainly for the U.S. Navy. more
Engineer Jim Crowshaw sits at a scanning electron microscope Lincoln-based Tanury Industries uses for many tasks, including reverse engineering and surface analysis. Standing is company Chairman Tom Tanury. The business began in 1946 plating jewelry and has expanded its capabilities to include gold-plating interiors of corporate jets and creating unique, durable finishes for eyeglass frames. more
When President Ken Bertram, above left, and partners took over Cumberland’s Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers in 2007, a single commercial customer accounted for much of the company’s business. But the Great Recession forced a change in strategy to focus on high-end residential work that has helped revive the business and earn the company a 2014 entrepreneurial-excellence award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Also pictured is moulder operator Steve Langis. more
What’s your business worth? That’s a potentially important question for many reasons, not just selling. But most owners have only a vague idea of what their business would really be worth. And most of those who think they know are probably wrong. more
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