Small Business
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Here are two words that customers love to hear: “free” and “discount.” But for a small business, those words can be dangerous. more
Even if you’ve never heard of A4 Architecture Inc. of Newport, you may be familiar with some of founder Ross Sinclair Cann’s work. more
It used to be that nothing ever happened at the restaurant on a Monday. The first day of the workweek for most of us was commonly accepted as the default day off for chefs and restaurateurs. Hungry diners were hard-pressed to find an open eatery, save for the diner which never closed or the hotel dining room or coffee shop. more
Ed Forer’s company, Blue Sky Group, is a rags-to-riches story, though Forer will be the first to tell you serendipity, however opportune, cannot be counted on for long-range, strategic planning. more
For Mari Anne Snow, knowing when to leave a company or abandon an idea that isn’t workable is as important as succeeding in an enterprise. more
New England Farm and Artist is part crafts store, part local organic-produce outlet and part art gallery – and it’s on the move, literally. more
For most small businesses – and especially startups, fast-growing firms and those facing the fiercest competition – operating at peak efficiency is vital. That includes finding and using the latest technology tools and solutions intended to make the lives of business owners, solo operators and professionals easier. more
Bill and Linda Bohmbach demonstrate a stair lift in the showroom at their Portsmouth company, Home Healthsmith. In two years the company – which provides adaptive mobility equipment – has grown from a home-based business to a 5,000-square-foot facility with five employees. That growth earned the Bohmbachs the Newport County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award. more
Peter Pritsker, the founder and owner of the Providence Diamond Co., says consistency in quality is what has helped the jewelry store thrive for more than two decades. more
Business owners and entrepreneurs just starting out often face major challenges trying to “scale” the business once they achieve some initial success. Going from one person to many, from “do it all yourself” to delegating responsibilities, and from minimal-tech to major tech, can severely tax your resources, cash, patience and business know-how. more
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