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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.

Connecticut releases specifics about small business bridge loans

“We believe this program provides the quick, short-term financial assistance (small businesses and nonprofits) need to maintain operations and weather this storm," said Department of Economic and Community Development 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.

Small business optimism heads south

NFIB cites a drop in six of 10 indexes it charts.

Positive reviews, unanswered questions for energy plan

The Comprehensive Energy Strategy finalized Feb. 19 by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy seeks to more than double the number of Connecticut businesses with access to natural gas, while leaning heavily on utilities and consumers to foot the bill for any infrastructure.

NFIB applauds state spending cuts

The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) issued a statement last week in support of the Connecticut legislators' decision to address the state's projected budget deficit with spending cuts instead of tax increases.

$5.5B spent on Small Business Saturday

Consumers spent $5.5 billion on the third annual Small Business Saturday.

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: Small businesses pessimistic

With less than a month to go before the elections, the National Federation of Independent Business said small business owners remain pessimistic.

Fairfield’s best retailers and restaurants ‘doing a lot of things right’

Like other retailers and restaurants, the Fairfield County entities among “the best in Connecticut” face still leery consumers

NFIB: August ‘a mixed bag’

Small businesses told the National Federation of Independent Business they are optimistic about the future – but don’t plan on much hiring at present.

Small business loans drop

Fairfield County’s community banks had 180 fewer small-business loans outstanding as of the second quarter.

NFIB confidence index drops in July

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