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Farmington Bank's $5M for W. Mass. small biz

Gregory Seay |

Farmington Bank says it has as much as $5 million in low-interest loans available for qualified new and existing small businesses in western Massachusetts.

Understanding the impact of cyber-attacks on your business

Scott Garcia | 1

We have reached a point in our society where we are too reliant on the Internet for conducting business and criminals are often one step ahead of the latest security measures.

Why you should never do business on a handshake

By Henry Weatherby | Weatherby & Associates |

Thinking of transferring the family business to a relative? As one recent high-profile case demonstrates, you should never do business on a handshake, especially when it involves family.

New retirement program squeaks by in Senate

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Legislation creating a state-run retirement-savings program serving nearly 600,000 private-sector workers in Connecticut squeaked through the State Senate and is on its way to the governor for action.

Berkshire Bank's SBA-loan footprint widens

Gregory Seay |

Western Massachusetts lender Berkshire Bank, with Hartford operations, has expanded its small-business-lending footprint into the mid-Atlantic market with acquisitions.

CT could benefit from NY’s self-insurance restrictions

Michael W. Ferguson |

Connecticut might soon be overrun by New Yorkers — and their small businesses.

Hunt takes helm of CT’s SBA office

Q&A talks with Anne Hunt, the new Connecticut district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Small businesses urged to consider exporting for growth

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As the District Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Anne Evans remains bullish about Connecticut, despite a recent report showing that the state's exports declined last year for the first...

Study says feds should help small business more

Keith Griffin |

A survey of consumers from Connecticut and other states finds the federal government could be doing more to help small business. The survey also found when it comes to perks, shoppers like free WiFi...

State-run retirement program passes House

Praise and criticism has followed House passage of a bill that would create a state-run retirement-savings program serving nearly 600,000 private-sector workers in Connecticut without retirement...

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