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"We've never had a James Beard Award winner out of Connecticut," said Scott Dolch. "As a competitive person, that bothers me."
"The equity investors have become a lot more conservative," said Entrepreneurship Foundation President Mike Roer.
"The greatest mistake I see is overfeeding," said Tom Sharkis, owner of Shark Attack Aquarium Maintenance.
Building a bigger business means you can’t do it all — not even close! If you are going to add real leaders to the team you have to let them lead.
Leisha Young’s baking became popular with her customers — it is difficult to view her red velvet cupcakes without wondering if gluttony is really such an onerous sin
"I love capturing people the way I see them," exclaimed photographer Kasey L. Hilleary.
Ramon Peralta said that many entrepreneurs often take on too much responsibility for too many tasks, with results that are frequently less than satisfactory.
The closing follows the departure of the Purple Frog Gift Shop, Cheers Ridgefield and William Raveis from Main Street.
"We need a shot in the arm and MGM is more than a shot in the arm," said the BRBC's Dan Onofrio about the proposed casino resort complex in Bridgeport.
Bridgeport Innovation Center provides offices, lofts, warehouse and storage space to its more than 160 tenants.
Sean P. Morris, owner of Absolute Transportation LLC in Redding, faces high gas prices, heavy traffic, Uber competition and the threat of tolls on Connecticut's roads.
"When you look at the growth areas in Fairfield County, it’s all happening in Stamford," said Cavanagh.
"They found me on Etsy," said Karena Rumble of her first overseas customer. "I don’t know how, out of all of the other crafters, they found me."
"It is better to hire a bookkeeper before things get tumultuous and challenging," said Ashley Slote, founder of The Office Genie LLC.