Month: September 2020

Tizeda Spices in the Bravo Plaza

Check out Tizeda Spices in the Bravo Plaza at 1291 Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT. This newly opened business is centered on diverse product offerings by the owner, Tianna Smith. In addition to Tizeda’s natural, non-GMO spices, Tizeda also offers complementary goods and Western Union Money Transfer Services.   Stop in and see Tianna.  She will generously offer her recommendations on a delectable and easy recipe that is sure to exceed your expectations. Share the news with friends, family members, and acquaintances. Follow her on Facebook @oneshotinnapot or at

Easy Steps to Plan Prepare and Manage Your Business

These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more.

Step 1: Write a Business Plan

Use these tools and resources to create a business plan. This written guide will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business.

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Find government backed loans, venture capital and research grants to help you get started.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative.

Step 6: Register a Business Name (“Doing Business As”)

Register your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Learn which tax identification number you’ll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

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Small Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Guide

Posted in: Starting A Business


Erik Johnson is now Shelbourne Global Solutions, LLC’s senior vice president of development. Staff at the Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS) and members of the Upper Albany Merchant Association (UAMA) all extend our heartfelt congratulations.   Erik, we wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.

Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Improvements Project Update

Kimberli Owens reports the following:

The Route 44 (Albany Avenue) Safety Improvements Project website has been updated with the following new schedule content:

Schedule: Week of September 7, 2020.*

Normal Work Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday | Nighttime Hours: 7:00 pm – 6:00 am, Wednesday-Friday

  • Nighttime line striping is scheduled to occur Wednesday night (9/9) and Thursday night (9/10) on Albany Avenue and portions of side streets between Oakland Terrace and Bedford Street.
  • Daytime paving of Deerfield Avenue and Sterling Street is scheduled for this week. Vine Street paving continues.
  • Installation of bike posts and benches is scheduled to begin this week.
  • Fence installation continues in various locations.

 Traffic Impacts: Expect lane closures, detours, and minor traffic delays during line striping and paving operations. Follow the posted signs on Albany Avenue and side streets for parking restrictions.

*weather permitting

 Business access will be maintained. All travel lanes on Albany will remain open before 9 am and after 3 pm; during other hours, partial lane closures may occur. Traffic will be maintained in both directions on Homestead and Westbourne. Hartford Police will assist with traffic.

Contact Kimberli Owens at (860)-263-8533 or email with questions or concerns

You may also visit their website at for project updates!