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Simsbury Bank repays U.S. $9M

The parent of Simsbury Bank & Trust has repaid U.S. taxpayers the $9 million borrowed four years ago as capital to finance small-business loans in its turf.

Aging population creates buyers market for businesses

Connecticut aging population will create a buyer’s market for businesses, according to a study released by the UConn School of Business.


For the sixth consecutive year, Farmington Bank used curricula from Junior Achievement to teach the fundamentals of business and economics to 450 Holmes Elementary School students in 22...

Supplier diversity key to minority business growth

Q&A talks with Peter Hurst, executive director of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council.

State aims to boost minority-owned businesses

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

When Kimalee Williams, CEO of East Hartford property management firm Faith Asset Management LLC, founded her business in 2007, she had a five-year business plan.

Aging biz owners create opportunities, risks for insurance industry

John Stearns |

Glastonbury-based Smith Brothers Insurance LLC has acquired eight insurance agencies in the last five years, the latest being Bayberry Insurance of Groton this fall, making Smith Brothers one of the...

Cyber liability insurance a must for small biz

Joseph “Jay” Arcata |

With the holidays upon us, the phrases “data breach” or “cyber attack” are almost certain to reach the public consciousness, undoubtedly in reference to some large retail...

A bigger voice in Congress for New England small businesses

 By U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen |

Small businesses are the bedrock of New England's economy. That's true not only in New Hampshire — home to just 1.3 million people but more than 130,000 small businesses — but all across...

Startups, unicorns and realistic expectations

Ken Cook |

I am a fan of startups and entrepreneurs, having worked with them my entire professional career.

Hartford leaders urge CT to privatize its city realty

Gregory Seay |

Hartford leaders are urging the state to bundle and sell to private investors — and lease back from them — its city office and other buildings.

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