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CT panel supports $15 minimum wage

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour "gradually and over a reasonable period of time," according to a report released Thursday.

Small businesses campaign for shoppers this Saturday

Patricia Daddona |

Small Business Saturday is on tap this weekend, and experts are touting the day as a way to boost local economies in Connecticut.

Ten small businesses in Hartford share in $75K grants

Patricia Daddona |

Ten small businesses in one Hartford neighborhood undergoing revitalization have been awarded nearly $75,000 in federal micro-grants, Mayor Luke Bronin announced Friday.

From salesman to president, Cartisano’s first job sticks

Stan Simpson |

When Jay Cartisano landed his first job out of college as a copy and fax machine salesman, he had a one-year plan. The 1989 Ohio University graduate wasn't sure if sales was something he...

Tips for outsourcing your company’s IT

Carlos Perez |

Small business owners by nature wear many hats to run and manage their companies. In many cases those responsibilities, while crucial to the operation of the business, are not the company's primary...


Robin Ann Bienemann is CEO and founder of Crimson Rook, a Connecticut firm specializing in helping small and mid-size companies increase value, transition to new owners or generations and address...

Small business is no Sikorsky

Andrew Markowski |

We recently saw state lawmakers overwhelmingly approve a deal to entice Sikorsky Aircraft to remain in Connecticut valued at a dramatic $220 million. That's a lot of hard-earned taxpayer dollars to...

E. Hartford lends auto shop $100K for upgrades

Gregory Seay |

Longtime East Hartford family business Chuck's Automotive is getting a $100,000 loan from the town for fašade improvements and an expansion, authorities say.

The Hartford, UCLA team up on small business research

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford has partnered with UCLA Anderson Forecast in an effort to more thoroughly research a persistent decline in new business formation across states and industries.

Second liquor retailer pledges to violate state pricing law

Patricia Daddona |

Stamford-based BevMax, an independent retailer of wines, spirits and beer, is starting to sell select products at its Connecticut stores at cost in response to a Total Wine & More lawsuit filed last...

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