By Kevin Zimmerman

As with so many Connecticut businesspeople these days, Fran Pastore is holding her breath waiting for a state budget to be finalized.

What sets Pastore apart from most is that, as president and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council, she’s in the business of helping others start and maintain their own businesses.

“We’ve had a significant amount of attrition,” Pastore said at the WBDC’s Stamford headquarters. With a present headcount of 10, she added that the group won’t be hiring anyone “until we know the state budget, and what we’re getting from it.”

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