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New initiative channels $46.6M to Connecticut nonprofits helping small businesses

The Women’s Business Development Council will receive $9.8 million.

Self-marketing by female entrepreneurs is put into new focus

Jamieson warned against “languid” or boring and plain language when marketing.

Fran Pastore to chair the board of the Connecticut Paid Leave...

Pastore succeeds Josh Geballe in the leadership role.

WBDC webinar takes aim at the value of credit score knowledge

Samantha Cross pointed out that credit scores range from 300 to 850.

Women’s Business Development Council touts accomplishments during pandemic

This month, the Women's Business Development Council will award nearly $400,000 in grants to 44 businesses, 32% of which are minority-owned.

Fran Pastore: When women-owned businesses thrive, there is no ceiling

WBDC is making the necessary space to create a consolidated, powerful voice for women business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut.

WBDC equity match grant program tops $1M; State-assisted effort taking applications...

According to the DECD, over 90% of the businesses registered in the state are small businesses; they employ over 50% of Connecticut’s workforce.

The Great She-cession: Female job-holders hit harder by pandemic than male...

When the economic effects of the pandemic were first seen by the state’s Department of Labor -- during the week of March 15 – 50,109 females filed for unemployment, compared with 28,464 males.

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.

COVID-19 LATEST: State passes 1,000 deaths; DECD small business loans could...

Connecticut marked another grim COVID-19 milestone today, adding another 65 deaths to bring the total to 1,036. Fairfield County recorded 19 fatalities to bring...

COVID-19 LATEST: County hospitalizations fall for first time; Lamont sees ‘glimmer...

Although Connecticut added another 45 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 380, Gov. Ned Lamont said the rate of increase in hospitalizations is "not going up -- in fact, it may be going down a little bit," a possible sign that the state's number of coronavirus incidents has peaked.

Suite Talk: Fran Pastore, President and CEO of the Women’s Business...

"Women represent a mere five percent of Fortune 500 CEOs," said Pastore.

Elections over, business leaders express optimism about climate ahead

Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”

WBDC survey: Access to capital still #1 concern for women business...

Women business owners claim access to capital (25 percent), lack of start-up knowledge (20 percent) and the need to gain credibility (18 percent) as the three biggest challenges they faced when launching their own business.

WBDC adds three to board

The Women’s Business Development Council in Stamford has added three members to its board of directors. They are Chantal Coffy, Melika Forbes and Lauren Torres.