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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.

The Hartford pledges $16M to entrepreneur nonprofits

The Hartford Financial Services Group said it has committed $16 million over the next five years to invest in small businesses, Communities with Hart.

Green Guide publishes Summer edition

Connecticut's electric vehicle and energy efficiency programs have hit stumbling blocks and ousted CL&P President Jeff Butler has landed a new role. Read all this and more in the Summer 2014 issue of...

MetroHartford Alliance to Mayor: Proposed tax hike undermines city's development efforts

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra's budget proposal to increase the city's tax rate by 2.3 mills will discourage private sector investment in commercial development and exacerbate “an already...

E. Hartford importer tests wine on-the-go market

Becky Bergman |

Back in 2012, Chris Didden was relaxing on the beach in Cape Cod when his wife asked for a glass wine, presenting a logistics issue. There was no way to chill a bottle, or even open it without a...

Harvard Pilgrim joins CBIA Health Connections

Fresh off obtaining its Connecticut license, Massachusetts insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care said Tuesday it will offer small business health plans on one of the state's leading independent...

CT’s ‘Step Up’ program has subsidized 2,200 hires

A state program launched in 2012 has subsidized the hiring of more than 2,200 Connecticut residents, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced.

CT sees fewer women-owned firms in '14

As we honor Greater Hartford's remarkable "Women in Business" in this week's issue, it's a good time to reflect on the economic impact women have in Connecticut.

Hartford’s social enterprise hub preps startups for business, community impact

Matthew Broderick |

Kate Emery's latest venture — the establishment of a social enterprise incubator and co-working space in downtown Hartford — traces its roots to a simple question she asked herself in the...

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