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After run of acquisitions, People’s United focuses on organic growth, tech

Change is the byword at People’s United Bank. With the dust still settling on its $544 million acquisition of Farmington Bank, People’s is still wrestling with the technological and cybersecurity issues facing most industries today — particularly in the financial services sector.

Maria Barca: SBA loan changes create new opportunities for Westchester businesses

In Westchester, we’re seeing new vitality in sectors that had pulled back during the Great Recession. Transportation and construction firms have made a strong comeback. Fitness, child care and health care (especially urgent care) businesses are also capitalizing on the recovery.

Credit’s out there for small businesses, experts and owners say

“Anecdotally, I still hear complaints from small businesses that they still have trouble accessing capital,” said CBIA President Joe Brennan.

Ex-investment banker Andrea Sotgiu steers small businesses on way to the...

"Most people start a business, unfortunately, on their own credit cards," said Andrea Sotgiu, CEO of Lavan Financial Group.

Small Business Administration’s New York office tops $1 billion in guaranteed...

SBA-guaranteed loans in Westchester County were up 20 percent in number from 2016 and totaled nearly $75 million.

U.S. Senate confirms McMahon as SBA chief

81-19 vote included many Democrats supporting the ex-WWE head.

The new administration must help small business

Donald Trump’s selection of Linda McMahon as the head of the Small Business Administration is good news for entrepreneurs.

Small business lending could get boost from Trump-era deregulation

Will campaign pledges of financial services deregulation translate into more loans for smaller businesses?

SBA and Pace host small business lending panel

Business lenders will be available to meet one-on-one with owners and entrepreneurs at the Jan. 26 event in Manhattan.

CT business leaders voice support for McMahon at SBA helm

The state's high-ranking Democratic political leaders also offer encouragement for the ex-WWE CEO's new role.

Regional Small Business Administration chief steps down

Bernard M. Sweeney, Connecticut's district director for the federal Small Business Administration, retired Aug. 31 after 30 years on the job.

Women’s center goes mobile, eyeing expansion

In late May, the Women’s Business Development Council kicked off a statewide series of meetings to advise small business owners – men and women – on financing options, marketing tactics and general growth strategies.

Disaster grant targets entrepreneurs

A nonprofit agency will use a federal Hurricane Sandy relief grant to increase its services for small business owners.

AARP hosts entrepreneur workshops

Baby boomers looking for the next phase of employment may want to look in the mirror.

Wells Fargo burnishes its business side

Fresh offerings and new insights are spurred by greater business outreach.