CT Business Leaders Discuss Value of Internet Tools, Access with Sen. Blumenthal

Access to data, solid internet infrastructure, and low cost comprehensive internet platforms critical to businesses’ success HARTFORD, CT – Business leaders from small companies across Connecticut briefed Sen. Richard Blumenthal this week at a roundtable hosted by the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center and Business Forward. The discussion focused on how Connecticut small businesses are leveraging technology and internet platforms to reach new...

These companies are helping small businesses adopt the latest tech

Small businesses create two out of three new jobs and generate almost 50 percent of the nation’s GDP. Yet with limited resources and staff, many don’t have access to the new technologies that larger firms can afford, making it harder to compete. For example, the U.S. Small Business Administration says that more than half of the nation’s 28 million small businesses do not have a website or a social media account. Only about half use digital tools to help with their business...