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  • Connecticut Minimum Wage Set To Rise To $11 Per Hour On October 1 En Route To $15 (10/01/2019)

    The Hartford (CT) Courant (9/26, Singer) reported, “The hourly minimum wage in Connecticut is set to increase to $11 per hour on Tuesday.” Then, the “minimum wage will rise until it reaches $15 an hour on June 1, 2023.” The article adds, “According to the CBIA, 13.5% of businesses say they will raise prices to absorb the higher labor cost.”

  • Chambers of Commerce State and local small business representation. Connect with your local Chamber of Commerce.
  • Hispanic Chambers of Commerce State and local small business representation with a focus on the Hispanic community. Connect with your local Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Keep up on the latest issues and politics that affect small businesses in your state.
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed. Connect to your local SBA office.
    SBA Mobile App - Find helpful resources at your fingertips via the new Small Business Administration mobile application.
  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Management assistance, information, and guidance for small businesses.
  • Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) Free one-on-one business counseling from working and retired business executives.
  • Women Business Centers (WBC) National network of educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses.
  • Office of Small Business Affairs - State organization that supports small businesses.
    This government division provides a portal to a range of small business support. A single contact point for entrepreneurs seeking financial and technical assistance, it offers information on loans; technology; state, federal and quasi-public agencies and financial assistance. The site also offers information to established businesses looking to relocate to Connecticut. .

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