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Massage franchise eyes CT expansion

A Colorado-based massage franchise wants to open 23 locations in Connecticut, it announced.

CT small business employment dips slightly

Employment at Connecticut businesses with fewer than 20 workers dipped by one tenth of a percentage point in February, according to payroll services provider Intuit.

SBA, CCAT offering assistance for airshow exhibitors

Connecticut aerospace manufacturers are eligible to attend Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom this summer at a discounted rate, the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology...

Small businesses must prep for flu season

Nim Traeger |

In order to help reduce the potential spread of the flu virus and maintain business operations, small business owners should develop a comprehensive flu contingency plan before the start of flu...

Employer health plans get a makeover

Greg Bordonaro |

The Affordable Care Act is forcing a sea change in employer health plans, and nowhere is that trend more evident than with the state's largest small business insurance exchange.

CTNext relaunches $10K voucher program for startups

CTNext, the state-funded network of business incubators and advisers overseen by Connecticut Innovations, said it's taking applications for a second year of start-up grants as high as $10,000, it...

The Hartford expands insurance school offerings

The Hartford has added a small-commercial training program to the list of offerings at its insurance school.

CT franchises lose ground in Entrepreneur ranking

Connecticut’s largest franchise company, Subway, slipped from second to third place in Entrepreneur magazine’s recently released Franchise 500 ranking for 2014.

Suffield startup adopts online shopping for landscaping industry

John A. Lahtinen |

Years ago, George Beiter and his business partner Dan Degan watched intently as Amazon revolutionized the traditional storefront, effectively changing the way consumers buy just about everything.

N. Haven small business owners offered $250 for efficiency

Small business owners in Greater New Haven can receive up to $250 by attending a workshop Wednesday on ways to reduce their energy expenses.

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