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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.

Green Guide publishes Fall edition

This issue of HBJ's sustainable business magazine looks at Pratt & Whitney's operations, examines Bridgeport's green initiatives, features the state's geothermal champion, and talks with Wethersfield...

North Haven firm awarded grant for indoor air filter

Lauren DeCarlo |

A North Haven clean energy technology company was awarded a grant to develop a regenerable indoor air filter on Monday.

Insurance upstart Bolt attacks small biz market on multiple fronts

Matt Pilon |

Like it has for most goods and services, the Internet is changing the way companies shop for insurance.

Small firms gain edge learning to compete with 'big guys'

Andy Singer |

It has been proven time and time again that small companies can compete successfully with the "big guys." As I told my staff at a previous small company I managed and grew:...

CT Innovations’ $90K grant to help startups chase R&D dollars

The U.S. Small Business Administration said it has awarded more than $90,000 to the state’s venture capital arm, Connecticut Innovations, to help small tech and science companies compete in the...

CT Innovations makes VC100 list

State investment agency Connecticut Innovations has been named to Entrepreneur's VC100 list.

NASA R&D funds fuel CT firms with work, credibility, revenues

Matt Broderick |

Working alongside one part-time employee at his Glastonbury specialty furnace business, Stephen Bates might seem like a typical small business owner. But Bates' company Thoughtventions Unlimited is...

Malloy cuts red tape for business regulations

Bernat Ivancsics |

Nearly 1,000 pages of obsolete, duplicative, or ineffective state regulations will be eliminated this year as a consequence of a new legislation signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday.

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