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- [Connecticut] Court upholds $28M verdict in Connecticut smoker case
Reynolds in a lawsuit filed by a Connecticut smoker who got cancer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a $28 million judgment against cigarette maker R.J.
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Connecticut] 10 Best Apps For Small Business Owners
| SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2017
Take the Hartford, Connecticut police department, who use Slack to “track and share intelligence regarding felonies and pattern crimes.” Life would be easier if you could run your business from wherever you are. Running your entire business from your phone without compromising on features or ease of use seems like an impossibility. However, in an increasingly fast-paced business culture, few successful business owners can operate their businesses while tethered to their office desk.
- [Connecticut] AAC agrees to keep women's basketball tourney in Connecticut
AP) — The American Athletic Conference will continue to play its women's basketball tournament at a Connecticut casino UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Family gives university in North Carolina $5M for library
AP) — A Connecticut family is giving a university in North Carolina $5 million to expand its library ELON, N.C. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Generic drugmakers want antitrust lawsuit dismissed
AP) — Six generic drugmakers are asking a federal judge in Connecticut to dismiss a 40-state lawsuit accusing them of artificially inflating and manipulating prices to reduce competition for antibiotic and oral diabetes medication HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent
AP) — Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to file briefs in an appeal involving the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Doctors ask court to reinstate Newtown gun maker lawsuit
AP) — A group of doctors who treated mass shooting victims is asking the Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] White scores career-high 28 in ECU's win over UConn
AP) — Caleb White poured in a career-high 28 points in his final home game, leading East Carolina to a 66-62 upset of Connecticut on Wednesday on the Pirates' Senior Night GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Hangry in the school caf: Sharing some food is off the table
At lunchtime, in Connecticut schools, they come with an asterisk WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) AP) — Those lessons about sharing?
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Connecticut] Growth & Arrogance vs. The Power of a Customer Centric Culture | Art Papas, Bullhorn | BoS USA 2015
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
So Leslie, I ended up going down to Stanford, Connecticut, spending 2 days with her. From growth arrogance to customer-centric culture Art Papas, CEO, Bullhorn. In this talk, Art Papas shares his journey as founder and CEO of Bullhorn – a company that has grown extremely rapidly to more than 500 employees and nearly $100 million in revenue.
- [Connecticut] Man linked to $500M art heist undergoing competency exam
AP) — A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) history is now undergoing psychological testing to see if he is competent to stand trial
- [Connecticut] Sikorsky reaches settlement over fatal '14 Navy copter crash
AP) — Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) has agreed to settle wrongful death and negligence claims in a lawsuit filed over the 2014 crash of a Navy helicopter that killed three of the five crew members during a training
- [Connecticut] Connecticut court to hear appeal in Newtown shooting case
AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Newtown families whose wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was dismissed HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Townsquare Media Meets Third Quarter Profit Forecasts
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Despite decent numbers, shares of the Connecticut media company have fallen 27 percent in since January 1
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] General Electric Acquires 3D Printing Firms for $1.4 Billion
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
The Connecticut-based conglomerate announced the acquisition of two European 3-D printing companies Tuesday
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Connecticut] Episode 108 : Rolling In The Dough With Paul Finney and Marcie Hanhart
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut’s Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Formed in 2000 October Kitchen in Connecticut's Premier meal delivery service serving central Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Paul Finney, we learn on how a food business can be profitable!
MIKE MICHALOWICZ [Connecticut] Episode 105: From Corporate to Captain with Chris Murphy
| MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Chris serves as a Certified Strategies Business Coach for Strategies out of Centerbrook, Connecticut. Also Available On. Show Summary. This episode with Chris Murphy, we discuss the process of transitioning from a corporate position (where money is given to you), to starting and building your own business and being profitable while doing it!
- [Connecticut] Man charged in cop chase was convicted in 1994 drug murder
AP) — Police in Connecticut say a North Carolina man charged with throwing almost a pound of cocaine out of a car during a chase on Interstate 95 was convicted in a 1994 drug murder STAMFORD, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Connecticut court: Law doesn't bar cigarette cancer lawsuits
AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers aren't prohibited by an exemption in liability law, bolstering the case of a Connecticut smHARTFORD, Conn. (AP)
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Connecticut] Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail: Designing An Implementation Process
| THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
Here’s a sample short term goal: DEF Company’s short term goal #1 is to set a target sales goal of $10,000 for the Connecticut market by August 2016 of our new product “Clean And Restore Metal and Wood Cleaner.” by Lewis Robinson. Every business venture needs a solid plan to gain success. It is especially true during the initial stages of incorporation that a good solid plan is in place. If no plan is in place, your venture has minimal chances of succeeding.
- [Connecticut] Connecticut governor bars state travel to North Carolina
AP) — Connecticut Gov. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Dannel P. Malloy is banning state-funded travel to North Carolina in response to a new law there that he and other critics have called discriminatory to members
- [Connecticut] Connecticut governor urges NC companies to relocate, cites inclusiveness
Malloy is urging North Carolina businesses to move to Connecticut in response to a new law that critics have called discriminatory HARTFORD, Conn — Gov. Dannel P.
- [Connecticut] NCDOT awards contract to build final stretch of widened I-85 in Rowan, Cabarrus
Department of Transportation has awarded a $108 million contract to a Connecticut company to build the final section of the Interstate 85 widening project in Rowan and CabarruWINSTON-SALEM — The N.C.
- [Connecticut] Man pleads guilty to botched robbery involving fake bomb
AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to multiple armed bank robberies including the botched robbery of a Connecticut credit union during which he strapped a bank executive with a fakKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] The Latest: Gun maker seeks dismissal of school shooing suit
AP) — The Latest on a gun maker's bid to get a Connecticut judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] No. 1 UConn clinches share of AAC title by routing ECU 84-41
1 Connecticut clinched a share of its third straight American Athletic Conference title by routing East Carolina 84-41 onGREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Breanna Stewart had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No.
- [Connecticut] Man sentenced for selling stolen jewelry from Connecticut
AP) — A New York man has been sentenced to prison for selling jewelry that was stolen from a home in Connecticut NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)
- [Connecticut] Paid Sick Leave in California: Understanding the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014
Unlike a similar law in Connecticut, which requires only companies of more than 50 employees to offer paid sick leave, this law affects even the smallest of startups. This guest post is from Kaspars Upmanis, the founder of CAKE HR. The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 was passed to allow most types of employees in California to be eligible for paid sick leave.
DUCT TAPE MARKETING [Connecticut] Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
George resides on the Connecticut coast, where he enjoys photography, his family, and starting new businesses. Why (and how) you should let your customers do the advertising for you written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. photo credit: DSC_0134 via photopin (license). I grew up in the nineties, and my parents weren’t big on technology. My first computer had a 486 processor with a monochrome screen, it ran DOS, and it had Chessmaster 3000 on it.
- [Connecticut] Groups hold walks protesting gun-related violence in 6 North Carolina cities
RALEIGH — An anti-gun violence group is sponsoring walks in six North Carolina cities to mark the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where
- [Connecticut] Ohio measure defending Wright flight clears Legislature
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers have passed a resolution that repudiates Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight
- [Connecticut] Ohio bill would add historic Wright Flyer to state's seal
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker who has led the fight against Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight now wants the Wright Flyer emblazoned on Ohio
UP AND RUNNING [Connecticut] Episode 14: Be Your Own Boss, Restaurant Owners, and Friendliest Cities for Businesses | The Bcast
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Peter: Number three, New Haven Connecticut. Peter and Jonathan discuss the pros and cons of being your own boss, interview Eric Cacciatore (creator of the Restaurant Unstoppable podcast) about what he’s learned from other restaurant owners, and examine Thumbtack’s list of the 10 friendliest cities for small business. Subscribe: Stitcher | TuneIn | Pocket Casts | PlayerFM | Soundcloud. Do you have a question you’d like us to answer on the show?
- [Connecticut] Lending Club vs. Prosper
The Lending Club allows direct investment from 28 states: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi and Wyoming.
- [Connecticut] Ohio measure defending Wright brothers' flight may see vote
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A resolution repudiating Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight is nearing a committee vote in the Ohio Senate
- [Connecticut] Ohio measure defending Wright brothers' flight may see vote
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A resolution repudiating Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight is nearing a committee vote in the Ohio Senate
- [Connecticut] Measure in Ohio Senate defends Wright brothers' 1st flight
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate is beginning debate on a resolution repudiating Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Connecticut] How Women Can Achieve Success In Male Dominated Professions
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
However, once I got married, my career path changed, as my husband’s job was transferred back up to Connecticut (where I’m originally from). In Connecticut I chose to make the transition from working at a large public accounting firm, to a small privately owned company. By Kathy Jensen, Partner at CST Group .
SILICONHILLS [Connecticut] Apogee Buys Campus Televideo
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Apogee, higher education’s largest provider of residential network services, announced Friday it has purchased Campus Televideo of Stamford, Connecticut. The Austin-based company did not report the financial terms of the deal. Campus Televideo, founded in 1984, will now operate as a division of Apogee. “Apogee’s acquisition of CTV is a significant milestone and a proud […] The post Apogee Buys Campus Televideo appeared first on SiliconHills.
- [Connecticut] Man taken into custody after fleeing marshals in Groton
marshals when they tried to serve a warrant at an address in Connecticut befoGROTON, Conn. (AP) AP) — Police say a man wanted in connection with home invasions in North Carolina fled from police and U.S.
- [Connecticut] Connecticut police find 'mobile meth lab,' make arrests
AP) — Connecticut State Police say they arrested a North Carolina man and a teenage girl after discovering what appeared to be a "mobile meth lab.& VERNON, Conn. (AP)
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Connecticut] How To Start A Startup – For Busy People
| MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
If you want to avoid a $500k bill (like that paid by one Connecticut startup) to later move your company to Delaware, incorporate in Delaware from day one. by Andrea Martins, co-founder of GreenSocks. Have you ever fallen in love so passionately with someone or something that you find yourself addicted to their every tweet, video or Facebook update? I have, thanks to Sam Altman, the President of Y Combinator. Not that I fell in love with Sam himself.
CHAGANOMICS [Connecticut] Big Funds Pouring Into ETFs
| MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
About 12 percent of institutions surveyed by the Connecticut-based research firm reported having traded ETFs in increments of more than $100 million, according to the report' - From Bloomberg - [link No longer a safe haven for the average investor? Never really was. By all means common investors should stay clear of ETNs, and perhaps now ETFs. Since 2008, trading volumes of the five-largest credit ETFs have grown 75-fold, according to a Greenwich Associates study released Monday.
- [Connecticut] Ohio jabs Connecticut in Wright brothers dispute
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio's fight to defend the legacy of the Wright brothers soared forward Tuesday in a unanimous vote to repudiate Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat them as first in flight
- [Connecticut] Ohio House to vote on resolution over who was 1st in flight
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is poised to approve a resolution repudiating Connecticut for asserting that another aviator beat the Wright brothers as first in flight
CHAGANOMICS [Connecticut] Dollar falls on more unwinding of bullish bets after Fed
| MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
The market is still positioned long dollars, short euros, so its vulnerable to any kind of correction, said David Gilmore, partner at Foreign Exchange Analytics in Essex, Connecticut, on the unwinding of long-dollar bets. www.stocktwits.com/chfx -Dollar falls on more unwinding of bullish bets after Fed * Last weeks dovish Fed statement still weighing on dollar * Euro strengthens after Draghi comments By Sam Forgione NEW YORK, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S.
- [Connecticut] 3 UConn players in running for women's John R. Wooden Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teammates Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Breanna Stewart of top-ranked Connecticut are among the nominees for the women''s John R. Wooden Award as college basketball''s
UP AND RUNNING [Connecticut] Can’t Decide What Business to Start? No Problem, We’ll Tell You
| FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
For example, Arizona currently ranks 2nd in the US for eating disorders among youths, and Middletown, Connecticut just cut funding for the student arrests prevention program. Every month over 1 million people visit Bplans. Most of those people are at the very early stages of starting a business and as such, are looking to see what others have done. Some have already decided and are in the process of writing a business plan.
FELD THOUGHTS [Connecticut] The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
I learned that they weren’t in New York, but were in Stamford, Connecticut, which I’d never been to. Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company. I thought it was a great description and encourage every entrepreneur who has never been through the sale of a company to read it. Rereading Alex’s post inspired me to write my first person account of selling my first company.
STEVE BLANK [Connecticut] The Best Job in Stamford Connecticut
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
K&S Ranch Publishing has an exciting opening for a Book Traffic Coordinator living near Stamford, Connecticut. If this sounds like a job for you — or a friend or relative living in or near Stamford, Connecticut — send your resume to Terri S. We need someone who can help get our library of entrepreneurship books into the hands of the startup founders and students who rely on them.
DAVID TETEN [Connecticut] Design Your Company Culture Like The World’s Largest Hedge Fund
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
Alternative Assets Connecticut Contributed Articles ff Venture Capital Financial Services Fund Management Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds Investing Management Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates , the world’s largest hedge fund, is a man after my own heart. A few years ago he publicly set down his core Principles for living, managing, and investing. Bridgewater uses these codified rules for recruiting, training, and most important, managing the firm’s culture.
- [Connecticut] No. 2 Connecticut women beat East Carolina 89-38
2 Connecticut routed East Carolina 89-38 on Wednesday for its 10th straight win GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 26 points and No.
- [Connecticut] No. 10 Duke loses to No. 2 UConn 83-52
2 Connecticut HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) AP) — Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie doesn''t see a huge talent gap between her No. 10 Blue Devils and No.
- [Connecticut] No. 2 UConn women beat No. 10 Duke 83-52
2 Connecticut to an 83-52 win over No. HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) AP) — Moriah Jefferson scored 18 points to lead No. 10 Duke on Monday night
- [Connecticut] Man killed crossing highway after basketball game
AP) — Authorities say a 20-year-old Connecticut man was killed while crossing a highway in New Jersey after Thursday night''s UConn men''s basketball game against Duke in East Rut EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE [Connecticut] Upfront Ventures Raised New $280 Million Fund
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
You can usually find 2-3 investors per location but it’s not uncommon to see VCs in: Boston, NY, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St. We’ve been dying to tell you all for a while that we had raised a new venture capital fund and of course given SEC filing requirements the story was somewhat already scooped by the always-in-the-know Dan Primack a few weeks ago. We raised $280 million.
- [Connecticut] East Carolina beats Central Connecticut St. 74-59
AP) — Michel-Ofik Nzege did not miss, scoring 18 points to lead East Carolina to a 74-59 victory over Central Connecticut State on Sunday GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)
- [Connecticut] UConn, Syracuse headline 2015 Atlantis field
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Reigning national champion Connecticut is one of eight teams that were announced Friday as confirmed members of the 2015 Battle 4 Atlantis field
- [Connecticut] Connecticut-East Carolina Preview Capsule
Connecticut (1-5, 0-3 American Athletic Conference) at No. 18 East Carolina (5-1, 2-0), 7 p.m. ESPNU
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Connecticut] When DIY Is A Terrible Idea
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
For instance, California and Connecticut set the 28 th as their deadline while Maine goes with the 15 th of every month. By Jonathan Barsade, founder and CEO of Exactor. DIY (“Do-It-Yourself”) is a great idea when the task requires minimal expertise and failure will result in minimal damage. However, DIY is a terrible idea when the task is complicated and failure can bring down your entire business. This is why taxes are the ultimate DIY snare for business owners.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Should You Be Concerned About Apple Watch Privacy?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
The Connecticut Attorney General has questions for Apple about its latest gadget
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. [Connecticut] Piers, Parks and Why White People Suck
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014
If these people don''t like the park and the people that it welcomes, they''re more than welcome to move to Connecticut. There''s a saying. There''s nothing worse than rich white people living in luxury housing in a park than the rich white people living in luxury housing protesting against them.". Ok, well, there wasn''t a saying, but there should be. Maybe you''ve heard about " The Battle of Brooklyn Bridge Park."
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG [Connecticut] Dynamic strategy and the end of competitive advantage. Rita McGrath, Business of Software 2014
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
So, one from your industry is a company based in Connecticut called FactSet Systems and they started in the 1970s with literally selling documents they called the FactSet to institutional buyers with financial information.’ Is sustainable competitive advantage dead? If so, who killed it? For years, sustainable competitive advantage has been a goal of large companies – locking in your advantage over your competitors using innovation or market mechanisms.
DAVID TETEN [Connecticut] HBS Alumni Angels NY new chairman: Jason Klein
| THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014
HBSAANY has evolved into an educational organization, holding investor education events in NY , Florida , New Jersey , Connecticut , and San Francisco , as well as many webinars. I’m happy to announce that Jason E. Klein, CEO of On Grid Ventures , will serve as the new Chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater NY. I’m shifting to “Chairman Emeritus” (an overly polysyllabic title).
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] The Forecast for the Weather Prediction Business: Hot and Crowded
| TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
Right at this very moment, Adam Grossman is working on one of them from his home in rustic Willington, Connecticut. The tech industry has warmed up to weather apps, but predicting the forecast is not an easy business. If I could go the rest of my life without getting caught in the rain, I would. Like a cat, I turn into a grouch when I''m soaked, and growing up in humid East Texas with a headful of coarse, frizzy hair, my disdain for rainy days only worsened.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Another Hard Lesson in Modern Lending
| TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Last month, as part of pretrial discovery, Moyal and his attorneys found out that the lender, a subsidiary of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based People''s United Bank, had already received the $200,000 back--months before the bank sued Moyal. Entrepreneur David Moyal''s bank reneged on a loan--then sued him. Now, the case has taken another surprising turn.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] How to Get Your Employees to Give You Their Billion-Dollar Ideas
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
But incentivizing your employees to bring new ideas using money or other rewards is no panacea, says Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Stamford, Connecticut-based Schaffer Consulting and the author of Simply Effective: How to Cut Through Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done. If people are hoarding their best innovations, you''ll need to change your company''s culture. Is your company innovation-friendly?
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] 4 Good Reasons Why Small Businesses are Dropping Health Insurance
| TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
As of April 8, Connecticut''s marketplace had sold plans to just 78 businesses, covering a total of 330 people. So far, few small businesses have signed up for group health insurance through the new exchanges created by Obamacare. Here''s why. The Obama administration has been touting its success at getting 8 million Americans signed up for individual health plans through new health-insurance marketplaces.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Lessons From Porsche's Customer-Service Fail
| FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014
Enter Nick Murray, a Connecticut-based Porsche-enthusiast who saved for five years to buy a Porsche 911 , and his tale of woe ( viewed on YouTube nearly one million times ). Here''s what happens when a luxury-goods company ignores a customer''s valid and stunning complaints. One million YouTube views later, Porsche is dealing with much more than Nick Murray''s lemon. If I asked, "Which luxury-car company most recently extinguished a big engine-fire problem?" you would probably say Tesla.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Minnesota's Minimum Wage Hike and Why It's Important
| FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
Minnesota follows Connecticut and Maryland in raising state minimum wage. Minnesota''s measure isn''t as ambitious as Connecticut or Maryland, which recently passed laws to gradually boost their minimum wage to $10.10 Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the hourly rate to $9.50 by 2016 and enables automatic increases in the future.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] 7 Things You Need to Know Today
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
Another Kind of March Madness Bracket The University of Connecticut may have won the annual NCAA basketball tournament, but it''s Comcast who won Consumerist''s 4th Annual Worst Company in America Tournament, narrowly defeating Monsanto in the finals. A roundup of the day''s news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed. Boston''s Booming Boston startups secured more than $1.2
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Leadership Lessons from UConn Coach Kevin Ollie
| TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
Kevin Ollie, the head coach of the University of Connecticut men''s basketball team, has proved to his players that patience , faith, and hard work pay off. Ollie spent the last two years building his team''s grades and grit. Now his leadership efforts have paid off with an NCAA basketball championship. Well, March Madness is over. Now it''s time for the UConn Huskies to bask in the glory of their championship and thank the man who led them to it.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Basketball Diaries: Lessons in Leadership From the Final Four
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
Now we''re down to the Final Four: Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. But he''s led Connecticut to the Final Four in only his second year of coaching--an amazing accomplishment. These coaches represent everything required for great leadership. I talk a lot about leadership and teamwork and everything that goes into business success--execution, results, spontaneity, handling adversity, pressure, expectations, drama, heartbreak, and joy.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Minimum Wage Hike: Why What Happens in Connecticut May Not Stay in Connecticut
| THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 I am proud that Connecticut is once again a leader on an issue of national importance ," Malloy said. Jack Temple, a policy analyst for the National Employment Law Project, said Connecticut''s vote clears the way for other states to pass the legislation, and possibly Congress. "I Under current law, Connecticut''s minimum wage was already scheduled to climb by 30 cents to $9 on Jan.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Why the 'Internet of Things' Nabbed $1 Billion in VC in 2013
| THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
There is very little happening in the tech hardware space," says Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut, though with one notable exception. Investor enthusiasm for smart hardware and gadgets is running high, and the time might be right for you to start a business. Maybe your company has figured out a way to connect refrigerators to smart phones to notify people when they''re out of milk.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Paid Sick Leave Laws? No Problem, Say Small-Business Owners
| THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
and Connecticut already had sick leave laws. Research in Connecticut, whose sick leave law went into effect in 2012, shows a minimal financial effect. A report released this month by the Center for Economic and Policy Research and the City University of New York''s Murphy Institute said many of the Connecticut businesses already had paid sick leave. The laws have been enacted in seven cities and the state of Connecticut. May 13, 2008 Connecticut: Jan.
CONVERSIONXL [Connecticut] Using Negative Keywords To Attract Highly Qualified Customers
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
Connecticut Cheese Challenge. It’s said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In the case of your AdWords efforts, it’s a bit more like: a few hours of research is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Negative keywords are easy to overlook, but can be critical to finding your target market with PPC. You spend time carefully crafting your keyword list. You write compelling ads that are sure to drive clicks. Your bids and your budgets are spot on.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Entrepreneurs Give Matzo a Makeover
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passover. From lasagna to granola to s''mores--the new face of matzo. The holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery for the Hebrews in ancient Egypt, calls for Jews to avoid leavened grain in products like regular pasta and bread, so it''s matzo''s biggest moment of the year. But lasagna? "We We almost never ate lasagna the rest of the year," Kritzer, 31, laughed. "I
CROWDSPRING BLOG [Connecticut] Sick Leave for Your Employees: Why it Matters
| SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
San Francisco, for instance, in 2007 passed the first such law and in 2012 Connecticut became the first state requiring such coverage. Beginning next month businesses in New York City that have 20 or more employees will be required to provide a minimum of 5 paid sick days for those workers every year.
- [Connecticut] Where To Find The Most Angels To Fund Your Startup
This is an online platform connecting entrepreneurs based in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, with Angel investors worldwide. If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning. The challenge is to find the right Angel for you, and for your situation.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Are Obamacare's SHOP Exchanges Doomed?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
Colorado and Connecticut had each enrolled about 100 small businesses. Due to technical glitches and limited plan options, relatively few small businesses have signed up for health insurance via SHOP exchanges. Obamacare''s SHOP exchanges have certainly had a hard time getting off the ground. Healthcare.gov --the federal site that sells exchange-based health plans for 36 states--has repeatedly delayed the rollout of online shopping for small business owners.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] 7 Ways Top Performers Train Themselves to Win
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
After exploring several franchising opportunities, he decided against it and invested $750,000 of his own money to start Launch trampoline parks in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The same habits elite athletes learn on the field can help you become more successful. What separates the true superstars from the middle of the pack? Raw talent plays a part, but other habits are more important.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Before a Crisis Hits, Create a Customer Service Action Plan
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
However, Connecticut''s Putnam Bank, which is suing Target for losses resulting from the breach, claims that Target knew about the breach for four weeks before telling customers. The fallout from the recent spate of data breaches shows the importance of preparing to handle upset customers. Widespread security breaches during the holiday shopping season have caused more than 100 million people to wonder whether their credit card or personal information is now in the hands of criminals.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] One Crucial Thing You Probably Don't Know About Security Breaches
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2014
Such states as Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, and Missouri only require notification if there is a sufficient degree of material harm or risk that could happen to consumers. Ever tried to parse the law on how to properly notify customers if hackers steal data from your company? You''re in for a real treat. Any business that assumes its data security is beyond question only has to read the news to dispel that notion. First Target had its mammoth breach during holiday shopping.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Crowdfunding? Rule No. 1: Bare Your Soul
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2014
But Day, who founded the business in Stamford, Connecticut, in 2008, doesn''t plan to hit up banks, VCs, or angels. Long-awaited SEC rules clarify how entrepreneurs will one day raise money on crowdfunding portals. The process starts with disclosure. Lots of it. Louis Day hopes to raise $2 million to fund a nationwide expansion of NS Capital, his investment advisory firm. He plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Naughty Can Be Nice for These Businesses
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
In Connecticut there''s a burgeoning community of new and old businesses catering to the gay community. Changing social mores often create opportunities for entrepreneurs, as the once-verboten goes mainstream. Wendy Strgar''s company, Good Clean Love , sells organic lubricants and oils used by people to enhance their sex lives. Can you believe you''re reading about this on Inc.com? Believe it. It''s 2014. The world has changed.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Global Spending on Mobile Advertising To Reach $18 Billion in 2014
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
Gartner, which is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, predicts global mobile ad spending will increase to $41.9 Improving market conditions will cause spending to increase to $41.9 by 2017, a Gartner report predicts. Worldwide spending on mobile advertising is expected to hit $18 billion this year, up from $13.1 billion in 2013, according to a new report by research firm Gartner.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] How to Prepare Your Office for Bad Weather
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
According to a Connecticut Business and Industry Association survey of 430 member-companies, the most common practice when "bad weather forces a closing" is to pay hourly employees only for the hours actually worked. When the weather outside is frightful (here''s looking at you Janus).your your employees will cringe at the thought of coming in to work. Here are a few tips on bracing your staff for inclement weather. Harsh weather conditions can, and will, strike.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Looking For Millionaire Customers and Investors? Head to Maryland
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 2014
Business owners looking to market to areas with a wealthy customer base--or in search of deep-pocketed investors--may also want to consider New Jersey, Connecticut, and Hawaii. According to a new report, Maryland has the most millionaires per capita of any state in the nation. The state of Maryland had the most millionaire households per capita in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report by New York-based research firm Phoenix Marketing International.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] No More GMOs? Cheerios Is Latest Big Brand on the Bandwagon
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014
Last month Connecticut became the first state to pass a law requiring GMO labeling. After calls from consumers, General Mills said original Cheerios would no longer contain GM ingredients. General Mills has removed the genetically modified ingredients from its original Cheerios cereal, the company announced Thursday.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] He's No Bloomberg, But New York's Next Mayor Is Your Friend
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
He''s not likely to gift-wrap the city''s tax base and ship it off to Connecticut any time soon, for instance. If it''s true that what happens in New York City could ripple out to the rest of the country, you might want to pay attention to the Big Apple''s next mayor, Bill de Blasio. It''s often said that New York City is a barometer for what''s to come across the U.S. So it may be fitting to consider the business stance and potential policies of its incoming mayor, Bill de Blasio.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Raising Funds to Help People Raise Funds
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
Seth Bannon always loved politics, and in 2010, the 26-year-old Harvard junior spent the summer working on the Connecticut gubernatorial campaign of Ned Lamont. Cash on hand: $20,000 One of Bannon’s mentors is Miles Lasater, founder of Higher One , a New Haven, Connecticut-based financial services firm for universities and a fixture at Yale entrepreneurship events. Seth Bannon wants to reinvent the way nonprofits do business. His first job: getting investors to chip in.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] What the Latest Quiet Delay in Obamacare Really Means for Your Business
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
But others, most notably California , Connecticut and Kentucky , are more or less efficiently enrolling small businesses online. As all the President''s horses try to put Healthcare.gov together again for individuals, the small business site has quietly been put on hold. But if SHOP makes sense for you, you still have options.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Made by Entrepreneurs: 8 Great Gift Ideas
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
A pediatrician and her high-school-aged daughter started Les Cinq Amandes (aka, The Five Almonds ) in Connecticut back in 2007 as a throwback to the Italian Renaissance period and the original invention of sugared almonds. Spread some holiday cheer in the office. Here are eight unique gift ideas that won''t break the bank. Plus, by supporting these companies, you''re helping owners like yourself stay in business. Want to spread some holiday cheer in the office?
YOUNGUPSTARTS [Connecticut] An SEO Crash Course For Entrepreneurs
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
He has over two years of experience in the content marketing industry following a byline at a Connecticut newspaper, and finds motivation in running, music and photography. by Braden Becker. You’ve put time, effort and investment into your startup. It’s about time people know about it. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a tool that will attract warm prospects to your website.
THE NEXT WEB [Connecticut] 6 ways startups can improve sales lead generation (without selling their soul)
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Gregg Schwartz is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Strategic Sales & Marketing , an industry-founding lead generation firm based in Connecticut. Startup companies often struggle with lead generation and sales – even though the founders are often very enthusiastic about their company’s product, solution or service, they might not have a good sense of which customers are truly receptive to their solution.
MARK BIRCH [Connecticut] NEW METAL MONDAY: One Thousand Fires by Fates Warning - There is.
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
Where better to start than with Fates Warning, the Connecticut prog metal band that pretty much went quiet for a decade with no new albums since FWX. NEW METAL MONDAY: One Thousand Fires by Fates Warning - There is plenty of killer metal albums starting to come out that I have yet to feature on Metal Monday. So instead of Metal Monday we are going to have New Metal Week so I can catch up on all the new stuff.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Best Way to Navigate Online Health Exchanges: Go Offline
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013
With the solid four hours delay on the Connecticut , New York , and federal sites, we had significant technological difficulties getting access to any of the exchange information. ” On Connecticut’s exchange--tagline: “Change Is Here”--you could find applications in PDF format, with directions to speak to “your broker or accountant” to learn more. The health insurance exchanges finally made their big debut.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] Small Agencies Cash In On Obamacare Ad Blitz
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
But from Connecticut to Hawaii, other states are going full-steam ahead to promote their exchanges with slick marketing campaigns that would make a Madison Avenue proud. While most states’ ads focus on individuals, a few, including Connecticut and Hawaii, have ads that target small business owners, too, emphasizing benefits such as the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit.
INC STARTUPS [Connecticut] It's Not Just Twitter. Why IPOs Are Back
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
billion, according to Kathleen Smith, principal at Renaissance Capital in Greenwich, Connecticut. A hot market for initial public offerings and a wide range of relatively mature fast-growth companies should make this fall a big one for fundraising. The initial public offering, once the ultimate validation for company founders, is in fashion for the first time since the dot-com bust. In the first half of 2013, U.S. IPOs raised $20.6