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Entrepreneurs survey: CT staffing increasing

An annual survey of Connecticut entrepreneurs found 67 percent added full-time staffers in the last six months and 47 percent expect to add more in the coming six months.

Benefit corporations prepare for launch

Matt Pilon |

On Oct. 1, Christopher Brechlin plans to convert his Willimantic civic startup, Blueprint for a Dream, into one of Connecticut's first benefit corporations.

Scented logo startup raises brand awareness

Lauren DeCarlo |

Melanie McMillan said she believes many small businesses aren't doing everything they can to attract and retain customers, as they neglect the most powerful of the five senses: smell.

Millennials to take over by 2025

In the next 10 years, Millennials will dominate the workforce.

MassMutual debuts $100M tech V-C fund

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co., with major operations in Enfield, says it pumped $100 million into its own venture-capital startup to invest globally in fledgling technologies that leverage...

Five companies split up $54K from CTNext

CTNext, the state-backed entrepreneurial network, said it has awarded $54,000 to five companies, including two in the Greater Hartford area.

Starting a company? Six advisors you must have by your side

Douglas S. Brown |

One of my favorite shows to watch is “Shark Tank,” where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to potential investors and get honest feedback on their concept. After each...

CT Innovations’ $90K grant to help startups chase R&D dollars

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has awarded more than $90,000 to the state’s venture capital arm, Connecticut Innovations, to help small tech and science companies compete in the...

The Hartford pledges $16M to entrepreneur nonprofits

The Hartford Financial Services Group said it has committed $16 million over the next five years to invest in small businesses, Communities with Hart.

Green Guide publishes Summer edition

Connecticut's electric vehicle and energy efficiency programs have hit stumbling blocks and ousted CL&P President Jeff Butler has landed a new role. Read all this and more in the Summer 2014 issue of...

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