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State-backed entrepreneur program awards $44K to startups

Administrators for CTNext said the state-backed program has awarded $10,000 grants to four Connecticut startups, including two in Greater Hartford.

Legislature largely ignores businesses’ pleas

Brad Kane |

The state's business community did not get what it wanted this legislative session. Not even close.

From Cuba to CT Thomas builds top minority-owned business

John Stearns |

Kenia Thomas, head of the largest minority-owned business in the Hartford region, wonders what her life would have been like had her parents not fled Cuba after the revolution, when she was 5 years...

The Linden to again house a restaurant

Gregory Seay |

The restaurant owners of South Windsor's Mill on the River, The Republic Restaurant in Bloomfield and three other area eateries say they will open their sixth later this year in The Linden building...

CT sees more sole proprietorships

The number of Connecticut businesses with no paid employees ticked up slightly in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau revealed Wednesday.

Summer Green Guide publishes

Dive deep into the environmental law enforcement at the Connecticut Attorney General's Office, take a look back at 75 years of garbage at the Hartford Landfill, find out how to create fashionable...

Hill finds business is alive in ‘death care’ industry

Stan Simpson |

A gifted guitarist as a teenager, the stars were aligning for Howard Kenton Hill as graduation approached in 1986.

CT small firms favor public retirement plans

Many Connecticut small businesses favor an impending voluntary public retirement savings option for the approximately 750,000 residents who lack one as a competitive edge, an AARP survey says.

Cybersecurity, more small-biz loans, aging staff pile bank commish's plate

Gregory Seay |

Jorge L. Perez, Connecticut's first Latino banking regulator and the first full-time banker plucked to run the agency in nearly a decade, is wasting no time grounding his feet in issues crucial to...

Midwest businesses going underground

Here's a novel way to slash your business expenses in half: Relocate 100 feet underground.

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