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A Northeast college once brought in John V. Carvalho III, president and CEO of Apollo Safety, in the middle of the night after a minor toxic gas leak forced evacuation of a building. more
Credibility is crucial in business. If you have that, everything else gets a little easier. But even if you exude credibility, it’s easy to slip up from time to time. A few missed deadlines or unkept promises can sabotage credibility in an instant. more
As a young man, Davide Dukcevich wasn’t interested in making cured and processed pork products as his father and grandfather had and followed his own path into business journalism. But after years profiling companies, Dukcevich decided he could have a greater impact helping run one himself. more
Charles Perkowski wants other New Englanders to be as excited about paper as he is. Vice president of Central Paper Co. Inc., a regional paper distributor that’s been in his family for more than 60 years, Perkowski grew up around reams of white copy paper, boxes of envelopes and all imaginable types of stationary. more
More than half a decade after first feeling the effects of the Great Recession, Rhode Island’s business community seems to believe the state’s economy is on a sustainable positive trajectory. more
Peter Manickas, the third-generation owner of Attleboro-based Metal Tile Technology, sees great opportunity in speaking with other business owners, and not just for the networking one may expect. Manickas is one of 15 Rhode Island and Massachusetts business owners taking part in a group called the Entrepreneurial Exchange, an 18-month-old organization that prides itself on candor. “It’s not networking, although networking happens. It’s not coaching,” he said. “This is more intimate. ... We share our successes and failures and challenges.” Above, Manickas works with employee Angalissa Reyes. more
In 2013, Rhode Island businesspeople began to really believe in the recovery. A year earlier, with revenue rising and the Great Recession fading into memory, signs of optimism began emerging among local executives, at least about the prospects for their own enterprises. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will offer a series of workshops geared toward educating small business owners about licensing, permitting, financing and other business-related issues, beginning with the premier session on Jan. 16. more
Small businesses nationwide reported improved optimism as 2013 drew to a close, and reports of capital spending increased significantly, but the index measuring business owners’ sentiment in December still fell below previous mid-year readings and trailed the pre-2008 recession average by six points, the National Federation of Independent Businesses said Tuesday. more
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