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A new online tool has been launched to help Connecticut businesses navigate state’s rules and paperwork

Hartford Courant 2020-07-29 23:47:25
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Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday the launch of an online tool to help businesses navigate around Connecticut’s thicket of regulations and paperwork.

Called business.ct.gov, the Lamont administration is touting the one-stop business portal for entrepreneurs to easily find information and establish a checklist with information to start or manage their business in Connecticut.

“We did a very poor job of making it easy for people to know what to do,” said Josh Geballe, Lamont’s chief operating officer.

The portal aims to merge business needs at one online site. Users will interact with several state agencies – consumer protection, economic development, labor, revenue services and others – at one time.

“It’s been our priority from day one to get more services online and create a true digital government where our business owners can spend time online – not in line,” Lamont said.

Geballe said state officials asked businesses what they needed and “built the service based on their feedback.”

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“Our businesses expect us to serve them where they are – not the other way around,” he said.

The Department of Consumer Protection works with hundreds of industries and processes hundreds of thousands of credentials every year, Commissioner Michelle Seagull said. The online portal will help advance efforts already underway to improve interactions with the state, she said.

The website helps businesses with tax forms, licensing and permits, trademarks and other details of running a business requiring state approval