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New retirement program squeaks by in Senate

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...

Get your next job through networking and other resources

Amy Ryczko |

Employers been doing quite a bit of hiring and are always looking for the “right person” to fill their openings. Here are some tips for getting a new job if you're currently employed or...

Top small cities in CT for doing business

When it comes to Greater Hartford, the best small city for doing business is Bristol. Statewide that distinction goes to Danbury.

Malloy budget revisions would close $922M deficit

Matt Pilon | 1

After legislative committees failed to fully close a projected $922 million deficit for next year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday proposed a mix of cuts and layoffs he said would close the gap...

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