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Linda McMahon in Washington, re-imagining the SBA


Linda McMahon, the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration from Connecticut, has had a trial-by-fire first year as head of the Small Business Administration.

Federal tax overhaul creates uncertainty, hope for business owners

Patricia Daddona |

More than 30 years after digesting the last major federal tax overhaul, Connecticut accountants and legal advisers working to interpret the latest changes to the federal tax code say business clients...

Volunteer group SCORE helps startups, small businesses launch, grow

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, Kelly Strayer's idea for a business originated from a home-grown problem.

Congress must preserve CT employers' right to self-insure

Brooks Goodison |

Connecticut health insurers recently announced their 2018 premiums. Employers won't like them. Rates for some small business plans will rise more than 25 percent. That follows an average increase of...

Q&A with Ben and Joy Braddock, Hog River Brewing Co. owners

John Stearns |

Ben and Joy Braddock saw good things brewing in Hartford's Parkville neighborhood and wanted to tap into and feed the vibe, opening their craft brewery, Hog River Brewing Co., there in Aug. 2016.

Top Achillion exec to chair CBIA board

Patricia Daddona |

Mary Kay Fenton, chief financial officer at New Haven drugmaker Achillion Pharmaceuticals, has been elected to lead the Connecticut Business & Industry Association's board of directors.

W. Hartford law firm opens fourth office in Boston

Patricia Daddona |

West Hartford law firm Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP has opened an office in Boston, its fourth in the Northeast.

'Small Business Saturday' this week in Hartford

Gregory Seay |

Nearly a dozen downtown Hartford merchants and service providers will participate in the day-long “Small Business Saturday'' promotion this Saturday.

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

Patricia Daddona |

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

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