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When Warren-based, food-business incubator Hope & Main went live last October with 30 entrepreneurs, founder Lisa J. Raiola likened the experience to "giving birth to 30 babies." Over the past year, Raiola estimates more than 50 businesses … more
The latest power tool in the landscaper's shed has four legs and an insatiable appetite. Goats have become an increasingly popular choice for clearing ivy, vines and underbrush on farms, in parks and in residential areas, making them a … more
In 2012, Michael Brown sailed into the Pacific to see for himself what decades of ocean-tossed trash piles contained. The debris field, he said, was filled with plastics. "I went out to see it," he said. "Let me run my fingers through the … more
Saying no is tough. That's especially true when those doing the asking are offering help to those less fortunate. But that's exactly what some local nonprofits have to do during the holiday season. "When people ask, we do the best … more
When Todd Monjar and Collette Royer met on Match.com two years ago, they shared not only a romantic interest but an idea for creating a meaningful artistic startup. By May of the following year, Monjar, a photographer and entrepreneur, … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island joined other New England states in setting a goal of producing 50 percent of its food by 2060. It's an ambitious goal, since at present only about 1 percent of the food now consumed in the state is grown within its … more
Nancy R. Mendizabal says the insurance market isn't growing like it did 10 years ago, and while prolonged market stagnation hasn't intrinsically hurt her family insurance company, plans for expansion are on hold. "If there was organic … more
New federal rules are making it more complicated – but safer – to close on residential property, and Downcity Home Closing hopes to help parties navigate the transaction. Three partners launched the Barrington business in January, said … more
The pitch: Disaster can strike any home or business. Servpro offers locally owned yet nationally certified procedures and resources to restore damaged property to pre-calamity appearance. Years in business: 26 … more
Twenty-two years ago, Dan Del Bonis opened a restaurant with a partner. When that didn't work out, he and his father sold the slightly used kitchen equipment to other restaurateurs. And a new business was born. Del Bonis, the owner … more
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