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import replacement

Import Replacement – Ways to strengthen local economies

Steve Oakes had no idea he was contributing to strategic import replacement when he opened Green Apple Linen in Pittsfield. Instead, the real estate entrepreneur was intrigued by a specific business opportunity that, in a way, fell into his lap.… Read More
Tax incentitives

TIF For Tax – Incentives for Small Business Growth

Small businesses are the core of the Berkshire economy. These companies comprise more than half of the county’s employer establishments, with more than 2,700 employers staffing fewer than 10 people. To survive and to thrive, many need to expand—but expansions… Read More
Shared Work Space

Growing Trend of Sharing Work Space

Gig workers, freelancers, moonlighters, and independent contractors now account for more than a third of the U.S. workforce, and 42 million Americans are expected to be self-employed by 2020. These statistics reflect not only the swelling Millennial workforce, but the… Read More
Kent Falls Brewery

Craft Brewery business exploding

At a time when so many industries are shutting down or migrating out of Connecticut, the craft brewery business is hopping—pun intended—with 84 opening across the state over the past two years, seven in Litchfield County. “It’s been a big… Read More
Engineering Toys from 3DuxDesigns

How local kids created an Engineering Toy company

What do you get when you combine one part inspiration, one part innovation, and a third part imagination? 3DuxDesign is the brainchild of Fairfield Warde High School graduate and current Washington University freshman Ayana Klein and her brother Ethan, now… Read More

Shoe Biz

It was the search for the perfect flat that prompted Bedford resident Vanessa L. Seide to design and create her own line of shoes, Very Lovely Soles, which is a play on her initials. The Rippowam Cisqua, John Jay… Read More

Color Your Business Days with These Tips

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Best Business of the Month

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The Business of Future is Like Never Before

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