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Family-owned businesses are a fixture of American enterprise. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 70 percent of all businesses in the U.S. are family businesses of one kind or another. And while most of them are small, many big companies – even in the Fortune 500 – are family controlled. more
When Ken Bertram, president of Herrick & White Architectural Woodworkers, first heard that he was in contention for an entrepreneurial-excellence award from the U.S. Small Business Administration, it came as more than just a surprise. more
Roy Nascimento has served Massachusetts’ South Coast business community for more than eight years as president and CEO of the Greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce. more
As a 14-year-old teenager, Ava Anderson became concerned about chemicals in personal-care products she and her family used. She got rid of the products but didn’t stop there. In 2009, she formed Ava Anderson Non Toxic with her brother, Frohman, and their mother, Kim. Anderson, pictured above, is now a student at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass. And her direct-sales business employs 45 people in an East Providence manufacturing center that produces 11 different types of products, including for skin care. more
A great many business owners talk about the importance of customer service. But few have actually succeeded in building a business that’s truly service oriented. more
White Cross Pharmacy began in the Depression era as a family-owned store, and has matured into a third-generation business by knowing when to abandon old ways of thinking. more
For nearly two decades the once-booming East Coast butterfish market has been dormant. But that could change. In the past two years NOAA Fisheries has begun raising the butterfish quota. Rhode Island fishermen and fish sellers, including Glenn Goodwin, co-owner of SeaFreeze Ltd., are now looking for ways to reclaim a lost market. Above, Goodwin stands alongside the take-out chute at SeaFreeze Shoreside in Narragansett. more
Max Brickle, president of the Brickle Group, a holding company, oversees the trading and manufacturing of diversified textiles. more
Chris Ciunci, CEO and founder of TribalVision, envisioned a better way of doing business after a multiyear career managing multimillion-dollar corporate marketing budgets. TribalVision, which serves companies looking to outsource marketing, is different, he explained. more
A few steps up to a porch, an uneven threshold in a doorway or even a standard bathroom can be obstacles to living at home for the elderly, adults recovering from surgery or children with disabilities. There are other major physical challenges, such as the need to be lifted out of bed or to go up a full flight of stairs. more
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