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Lamont proposes to jettison business-entity tax


Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday unveiled a valentine of sorts for small businesses in Connecticut: doing away with the state's business-entity tax, a pass-through tax levied on companies large and small,...

State loan, crowdfunding boost Hartford composter

Matt Pilon |

Blue Earth Composting is expanding its reach with the help of a recent economic development loan.

Amid quest to build Silicon Valley-style hub, some Stanley+Techstars startups eagerly call Hartford 'home'

Gregory Seay |

These startup founders, hailing from around the world, participated in the first Stanley+Techstars accelerator program and are now trying to grow their businesses from Hartford.

Forbes: CI a top investor in healthcare startups

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, made the seventh most investments in healthcare startups in 2018, according to Forbes.

W. Hartford offers entrepreneur-services portal

Gregory Seay |

The town of West Hartford has teamed with the state's key promoter of small-business development to open a service-center office in Town Hall.

CI looking for startups for 2019 VentureClash

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut Innovations (CI), the state's quasi-public venture capital arm, says it's accepting applications for its fourth annual VentureClash pitch competition.

CTNext awards $44K to startups

Joe Cooper |

Entrepreneurial booster CTNext last week gifted $44,000 in grants to six startups at the most recent Entrepreneur Innovation Awards (EIA) in Hartford.

Report: Fewer Hartford region businesses sold in '18; sale, asking prices rise

Joe Cooper |

Fewer Greater Hartford businesses changed hands in 2018, but median sale and asking prices both soared compared to 2017 figures, according to a new report.

Concepción named head of revived Hartford Chamber of Commerce

Joe Cooper |

State Rep. Julio A. Concepción (D-Hartford) has been named the new executive director of the newly revived Hartford Chamber of Commerce.

Would-be Hartford med-tech investor loses assets in court

Matt Pilon |

With a federal judge's approval, a lender has seized core assets from CliniFlow Technologies, a company that burned through $400,000 of taxpayer money in a failed campaign to build a $45 million...

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