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SBA approves $11M in Hurricane Ida financial assistance for Connecticut

The deadline for physical property damage assistance is Jan. 28.

SBA chief visits Iona to highlight $5M veteran’s business program

The administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and other top SBA officials were among those at Iona College in New Rochelle on Dec. 8 for meetings highlighting SBA programs, including the new Community Navigator Pilot Program.

Iona institute partners with Syracuse for military veteran entrepreneurship

The Hynes Institute will utilize over $350,000 in partnership with Syracuse University to support veteran entrepreneurship locally and nationally, especially for small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

SBA opens business recovery center in White Plains

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has opened an office in White Plains to help businesses and residents who were affected by Hurricane Ida...

SBA offers supplemental aid to Shuttered Venue Operators Grant recipients

New SVOG applicants are not eligible for the supplemental grants.

SBA launches new grant program for ‘smallest of the small’ businesses

Competitive grant awards will range from $1 million to $5 million for a two-year performance period.

Even with more federal money and proposed legislation, restaurants still hungry...

According to the latest data, about 98,000 employees are back to working in Connecticut's hospitality sector – something that usually employs around 150,000.

Small businesses (finally) seeing sunny skies ahead

“We started about a year and a half ago,” Demetrius Glover, owner of wellness and community-building event company SolHaus in Stamford, said, “so with Covid, doing meditation and live entertainment at company events became difficult.”

Pols take victory lap for pro-small business efforts at Newtown...

DECD Commissioner David Lehman told the Business Journal that he expected to announce “a couple of big companies” relocating to Fairfield County from Westchester and New York City in the coming few weeks.

PPP loan process smoother this time; 3rd round may not be...

As of Jan. 24, the SBA reports approving 4,787 loans for nearly $479.2 million in Connecticut during the new round.

CT Small Business Development Center adapts new approach to assistance

“Business owners are very resourceful – and so are we," says CTSBDC State Director Joe Ercolano.

Linda McMahon reportedly touted as next Commerce Secretary

A potential shake-up at the top of the Commerce Department would be a surprise, as President Trump has not publicly called Wilbur Ross’ performance into question.

Patriot Bank receives fed blessing to streamline small-business loan process

“As a Preferred Lender, we will continue to provide support for many more small businesses that want to build themselves and contribute mightily to our economy," said Patriot President Richard Muskus Jr.

Gov. Malloy seeks federal aid for May 15 tornado damage

The governor’s request includes FEMA public assistance that would provide affected towns and state agencies federal reimbursement of 75 percent for eligible municipal and state costs.

Small Business Adminstration names N.Y., N.J. regional director

Steve Bulger will oversee SBA activity in the region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.