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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.

Fran Pastore: Five things women entrepreneurs must consider before launching a...

While the opportunities and the rewards of being an entrepreneur are limitless, the stakes of launching any new business, whether it be male- or female-owned, are high.

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.

WBDC at 20: Fighting for economic equality in tough times

While waiting for a resolution to the state budget impasse, President/CEO Fran Pastore remains confident that the group – and women entrepreneurs and business owners – will continue to make progress.

Cow mishap leads to career in physical therapy for Newtown’s Karin...

It’s not everyone who discovers their vocation by having their back fractured by a cow.

Women’s Business Development Council of Conn. formally launches microloan program

Applications for WBDC loans of $2,500-50,000 are being accepted now on a rolling basis.

M&T Bank announces grants for several affordable housing nonprofits

Recipients include The WorkPlace and the Neighborhood Trust,

Connecticut business leaders hope for the best from Trump administration

“Is it a cause for hope, concern, or seeing opportunities? Probably all three,” said Joe McGee of The Business Council of Fairfield County.

Stratford woman gives new bakers a sweet deal with Lovely Cakes

Knowing firsthand the struggles of culinary entrepreneurship, Norwalk resident Renata Papadopoulos set out to open not just a commercial kitchen of her own, but also a resource for budding bakeries.