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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
Does your business have a blog? Should it? A blog can add value to your business as a way to generate leads, publicity, customer engagement and more. But a boring, poorly maintained blog won’t boost your business in the least. more
Empire Prototype Inc. President Jason Enos picked an exciting time in the field of prototyping to go into business for himself. more
Business owners are barraged with rules and requirements for safeguarding customer information and protecting consumer privacy. And stories of data or privacy breaches seem to be in the news constantly. more
Nathan Kuznar, 9, gets an unexpected visit from Spiderman on Oct. 8 at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Kuznar and other young patients at the Providence hospital received visits from outside their room windows from workers of Warwick’s Fish Window Cleaning. It was the second visit to the hospital by the workers dressed as superheroes. more
Robin Moorehead and her husband, Gary, in 2002 packed up their embroidery business, put it in a trailer behind their recreation vehicle and hit the road to follow the fans of an unusual circuit: the … more
COFFEE IS THE SECRET WEAPON in many a morning routine. It's also the inspiration for a Rhode Island business that is using a coffee-based extract to power its natural skin care line. … more
Industrial remnants have become raw materials for two sisters, whose interior-design gallery, Silver Hippopotamus, makes beautiful objects out of worn castoffs. Beth Scanlon Melfi, an … more
When does a blizzard progress from a costly storm to a legitimate disaster? Rhode Island will soon find out. The damage wreaked by the January blizzard, the three-day storm that began Jan. … more
Employee theft is one of the most serious problems facing small-business owners in the U.S. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, an employee is 15 times more likely than a nonemployee to steal from an employer, and employees account for an estimated 44 percent of theft losses at stores. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that nearly one-third of business failures are related to employee theft or fraud. more
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