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Small Business
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How profitable is the gourmet doughnut? A new food-maker retailer will soon know. PVDonuts, launched two months ago, in late May opened its first retail outlet at 200 Allens Ave. in Providence, sharing the space with Sin Desserts, a specialty … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
For the bakery that specializes in multitiered wedding cakes, no disaster is worse than the dropped cake, followed closely by the crushed box and the smeared icing. A South Kingstown couple has created a small business that blossomed around … more
It was mid-March 2015 when Jeremy Duffy woke up at 5 a.m. to a text on his cellphone that showed two images of a burning manufacturing building in Providence. He was shocked. For the preceding eight months, the building at 498 … more
Jr Neville Songwe, principal of Joneso Design, is also executive director of Urban Ventures Inc., a state-funded, nonprofit organization providing entrepreneurship assistance to the general public and small businesses through education, training and … more
The idea that clients are looking for pieces to last a lifetime drives the design behind the leather wallets, bags, briefcases and general accessories handcrafted by Lotuff Leather. "Our clients are looking for slow fashion, not fast … more
Barb Finer, CEO of TechSandBox, a science- and technology-based startup incubator based in Hopkinton, Mass., talks about its recent pitch competition and how the incubator got started. more
A business logo is just a part of a company's marketing and branding effort, but in an increasingly digital and visual society, it can be as important as the company name. Artistic directors and marketing companies that specialize in logo … more
Research: Providence Business News/Nicole Dotzenrod; Photography: Michael Salerno; Map: PBN/Lisa Lagreca more
Poor access to capital is an oft-heard complaint from Rhode Island entrepreneurs. And it is true that the Great Recession precipitated a major credit crunch. For any small business, especially ones starting out, gaining access to capital is … more
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