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Gov. Lamont launches grant program to aid small businesses; Restaurant sector...

The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than 20 employees, or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million, with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Connecticut business groups seek $70M for small businesses

Thirteen of Connecticut’s largest business groups have sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s legislative leaders seeking the creation of a new, $70 million small business grant program.

Small businesses ‘real losers’ in Trump’s decision to call off stimulus...

The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”

PPP Flexibility Act provides further opportunity for business owners, though some...

“We’ll see how it plays out,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Where’s the money? SBA loan mishaps have small businesses teetering on...

The president of one Stamford company said she’d been sparring with Chase – her bank of choice for over 25 years – over her firm’s PPP loan practically since the program was announced. “They’re probably the poster child for incompetency," she said.

State temporarily suspending small business bridge loan applications

The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that, having received over 4,000 applications, it will stop accepting them as of 6 p.m. today -- but that it will return with double the funding, at $50 million. But that action will be temporary, according to DECD Commissioner David Lehman.

Small business group NFIB endorses Stefanowski for governor

“We enthusiastically support Bob the Rebuilder as the small-business pick for governor,” said Tim Goodrich, NFIB’s executive director of state government relations.

Indicators point to slowdown in small business lending activity

Small business lending activity across the U.S. hit its lowest level in 14 months in September, according to a Nov. 1 report issued by Thomson Reuters and PayNet Inc.

NFIB confidence index drops in July

Small business optimism declined in July, according to the National Federation of Independent Business.

State mulls commercial vehicle toll hike

The New York State Thruway Authority is considering a proposal that would raise tolls 45 percent on nearly all commercial vehicle classes.

After ACA, action

With the Supreme Court decision out, businesses and government agencies continue scrambling to ready for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Cuomo authorizes state health insurance exchange

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order authorizing the creation of the New York Health Benefit Exchange as a marketplace for individuals and business owners.