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HSB, startup cyber-risk insurer team

Gregory Seay |

A Silicon Valley insurance startup and Connecticut’s Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance have teamed up to offer commercial cyber-risk coverage, the companies say.

Survey: CT business climate not likely to improve soon

Connecticut residents are pessimistic about the state's current business climate and its potential to improve, according to the latest InformCT Consumer Confidence Survey.

Time to rein in state aid to businesses

Among the government initiatives that will see less funding in the years ahead is the state's Small Business Express program, which was created in 2011 to provide capital to smaller companies in...

Hartford yoga studio closes suddenly downtown

Hartford Sweat, a downtown yoga and fitness studio, closed its doors suddenly Thursday, after the owner says she struggled to sustain the business.

Canadian company acquires Glastonbury tech support firm

Glastonbury electrical industry tech support provider IndustrySmarts has been acquired by Canada's JDM Technology Group, software providers for the architecture, engineering and construction...

Military family finds entrepreneurship offers healing

Scott Whipple Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

While U.S. Marine Gulaid Ismail was serving in Iraq last decade two of his friends committed suicide. Later, Ismail suffered a nervous breakdown and was honorably discharged. If it weren't for Davina...

SBA lending on the rise in Connecticut

The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 819 small business loans in Connecticut totaling more than $284 million in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, helping create and retain more than 6,200 jobs...

CT businesses, employees face hikes in health care premiums


When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period for health insurance begins on Wednesday, many individuals who buy their own policies will suffer sticker shock because of a sharp increase in...

Family businesses overcome modern-day challenges

It can be a challenging environment for family businesses these days, especially as technology needs mount and aging owners face pressure to determine who will lead the company into the next...

Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home leverages community connections

Carol Riordan Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Calls come in the middle of the night for the Farley-Sullivan Funeral Home. After losing a loved one, families are devastated, overwhelmed and often unsure of what to do.

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