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Policymakers wrongly targeting small business truckers

Joseph R. Sculley |

Small business trucking companies have so much money, it's like they are sitting on piles of cash and they don't know what to do with it.

New pay-equity law aims to close CT's gender wage gap

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

A new pay-equity law aims to close Connecticut's gender wage gap, but not everyone is convinced it will be effective.

Hawkins helps small business dreams come true

Wendy Pierman Mitzel Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

It may be the lovely view of Bushnell Park outside her window; surely it's the people who walk in and out of HEDCO's downtown Hartford headquarters on Lewis Street who inspire Vice President and...

Malloy vetoes bill expanding apprenticeship tax credit

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday refused for a second time to extend Connecticut's manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit.

Hartford nonprofit nets $850K to fund biz loans, grants

Joe Cooper |

A Wells Fargo & Co.-administered small business program that aims to spur minority business growth has awarded $850,000 in funding to the Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF).

$81M OK'd to retain, add CT jobs

Gregory Seay |

Several Hartford area manufacturers and vendors are among 16 employers who will collect $80.7 million in previously pledged state assistance to retain or add nearly 19,000 jobs, the governor says.

401(k) plans shouldn’t intimidate small businesses

Joel Johnson |

As most are aware, Fortune 500 companies and other larger businesses tend to offer 401(k) retirement plans, or something similar, to their employees.

Hartford Foundation awards $287K grant for Albany Ave. restoration

Joe Cooper |

The Hartford Foundation has awarded a $287,000 grant to the overseer of a revitalization project on Albany Avenue in the Capital City's north end.

Financial wellness goals for small business owners

Allison Standish-Plimpton |

Whether you're a small business owner entering your 20th year in business or kicking off a grand opening, a sound financial plan is essential to any businesses' success and profitability.

Report: Hartford small biz yield nation’s worst sale-to-asking price ratio

Joe Cooper |

Greater Hartford small business owners who sold their companies during the first quarter received the lowest return rate vs. their asking price in the nation, according to a recent report.

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