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‘Lovingly critical’ advice to new business startups

Christian Allyn of North Canaan, center, owner of Invasive Plant Solutions, listened to business advice during the Northwest Startup at NCCC in Winsted on March 13. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

WINSTED — Christian Allyn of North Canaan sought advice on how to keep up with his business, Invasive Plant Solutions, which is, literally and figuratively, growing out of control. Marianne Burns of Burlington, who is launching a personal concierge service dedicated to helping seniors, needed input on scalability, competition and potential roadblocks. Catherine Tatge, award-winning PBS filmmaker, asked for direction on how to enlist the support of businesses for her Democracy 2020 Youth Media Challenge.

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