Two years ago, WNPR began a ground-breaking initiative to delve into the complex world of small business in Connecticut. WNPR’s Small Business Project elevates understanding of the challenges faced by small business, educates policy-makers, and highlights the vital role of small business to the state’s economy.
As an off-shoot of the award-winning WNPR Business Desk, Harriet Jones and her team put small business under the microscope and investigates all aspects of what it takes to run a small business.
·Weeklyreports during Morning Edition and All Things Considered that explore the obstacles and challenges of small businesses.
·Monthlyin-depth exploration of a specific small business topic, either as an expanded radio report or a full-hour discussion on WNPR’s award-winning Where We Live or the Colin McEnroe Show
·QuarterlySmall Business After Hours events, held at locations around the state, that include a taping of Where We Live for future broadcast
·Archived reports andresources for small businesses on wnpr.org.
In the last 10 years, small businesses (less than 50 employees) accounted for 90% of the new jobs created in the state. It is not an exaggeration to say that small business is the backbone of Connecticut’s economy.
WNPR’s Small Business Project will seek out critical issues that reside just below the surface and put them on the radar screens of small business owners, legislators, and residents of the state.
WNPR’s Small Business project provides the vital information Connecticut needs to succeed as a small business leader.
All-New for 2013! WNPR's Small Business After Hours (registration required) Join WNPR for the second in our brand-new series of afternoon conversations about small business in Connecticut. Small Business After Hours picks up on our successful breakfast series, giving busy professionals a chance to share ideas and network in a casual setting. Our first event is Thursday, June 6, at 5 p.m. at Molto Bene in Ansonia, and features a taping of Where We Live. Meet WNPR News Director John Dankosky, Business Reporter Harriet Jones, and a panel of experts, discussing the challenges of owning and operating a restaurant in Connecticut.
The Community Economic Development Fund- A statewide non profit organization that fills the needs of small businesses not met by the traditional banking industry. If your business is struggling as a result of this recession, call us for flexible loans, business training and free business consulting. We are here to help. (203) 235-2333