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Mackenzies, a New Canaan candy and gift store, to close after...

The owners cited "high rent prices, other operational cost increases and decline in local shopping."

Andi Gray: Filling in the pieces of a business’ puzzle

Set out goals that point the way to your future business. Create a clear picture of what the company looks like five years down the road.

Fairfield’s Unity Pharmacy takes on big-box competitors

"We train our technicians to treat people the way you’d want your mom to be treated," Naga Mulpuri said.

Andi Gray: Using shop downtime to your advantage

AT CERTAIN TIMES OF THE YEAR PEOPLE IN OUR SHOP AREN’T WORKING AS MUCH AS WE WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE. WE WANT THEM...

The home and the world: Kevin Brady’s double focus

"Per week, I probably average five hours a week between emails and meeting with people," said Brady about his chamber duties.

Andi Gray: Consider all your options before taking a big risk...

We have a huge opportunity and we’re going to be taking a huge risk to go after it. This is the kind of risk...

Andi Gray: How to get ready to sell your small business

Build a picture of a positive transition that takes into account all of the great things you imagine. Then get to work building that reality.

Suite Talk: P.J. Prunty, president and CEO of the Greater Danbury...

"If you are familiar with the West Side of Danbury, there seems to be a new restaurant popping up every other day," said Prunty.

Wilton’s Eco Chic Salon creates chemical-free beauty treatments

Ironically, Maestri-Murphy's previous chemical-free business shut down due to a toxic environment in her retail setting.

Andi Gray: Getting social media to pay off

Write out the exact steps you plan to follow to grow your company’s social media presence, then stick to it.

Survey finds CT and NY among least hospitable states for entrepreneurs

Connecticut received an overall score of F and New York received a D.

Through a lens sharply: Seth Block’s photographic odyssey

“I’m not really big into posed pictures,” admitted Block, who prefers capturing candid shots at events.

IBM: Average data breach costs U.S. companies $8.19M

The report found that on average it took a company 279 days to realize that its data had been hacked or otherwise compromised and take action dealing with the breach.

Susan Hickey: First Lady of Captain’s Cove retail

Hickey's ice cream shop has pop culture-inspired novelties including the Bye Bye Miss America Pie Shake, the Baby Shark Kids’ Sundae and Game of Cones.

Pitney Bowes in new pact with shipping software provider Pirate Ship

"We’re excited about helping more e-commerce merchants simply do more business," said Pitney Bowes' Rajeeb Mohapatra.