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Shoptech’s tracker tools fuel growth in CT, abroad

Mathew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

As the operations manager for Berlin precision tool and fixtures manufacturer Sirois Tool, Andre Nadeau is concerned with efficiencies.

Storrs co. agrees to $400K federal settlement

Keith Griffin |

A Storrs company and several of its employees have agreed to a $400,000 settlement with the federal government over allegations they violated federal laws in the management of grants it was awarded.

Malloy vetoes small business bill

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed his first bill passed by the legislature this session, which would have required the state to analyze the fiscal impact of new regulations on business.

How CT aims to innovate its way into the 'New Economy'

Gregory Seay |

State Sen. John Fonfara has crafted a novel economic-development blueprint that aims to reshape and elevate the state's fledgling innovation ecosystem.

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 |

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

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.

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