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North Haven firm lands agricultural grant

North Haven energy technology firm Precision Combustion Inc. has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enhance crop productivity, reduce chemical use in farming, and increase...

Are your dollars building a local economy?

Anthony Price |

The next time you drink a cup of coffee or tea, put on clothes, go out to eat, shop at a brick-and-mortar retailer or online, think about where the products you consume come from. One...

Point-of-sale systems see major changes

Keith Griffin |

Point-of-sale systems, commonly referred to as POS, are undergoing a revolution in Connecticut — and it's largely driven by the capital needs of small to midsize retailers.

Golf pro turns passion into business opportunity

Stan Simpson |

For the past decade, Todd Daigneault immersed himself in almost every facet of golf: playing as a professional; teaching; selling; and his specialty, club making.

Connecticut Lighting Centers

What are the family values of your business, and how do they help you remain competitive in the market?

Survey: Small business owners feel good, but aren’t hiring

In its fourth annual survey of small business owners across the country, The Hartford Financial Services Group said it found that more owners feel their business is successful, but that many continue...

Time to end small business express program

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced last week a $100 million proposal to extend his Small Business Express program two more years, as part of a campaign promise to spur job growth,...

Employers face higher healthcare costs as open enrollment season nears

Q&A talks about the upcoming health insurance open enrollment period with Silas M. Warner, client executive and vice president of Willis of Connecticut, a unit of Willis Group...

Golf courses report record summer

Golf courses throughout Connecticut enjoyed strong revenues in June and July, thanks to good weather leading to more days being open, according to the Connecticut Section of the PGA.

Scented logo startup raises brand awareness

Lauren DeCarlo |

Melanie McMillan said she believes many small businesses aren't doing everything they can to attract and retain customers, as they neglect the most powerful of the five senses: smell.

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