“I like working with small business owners. And as I learn more about CTSBDC, its vision and leadership, the more I realize they offer me the best opportunity to guide Connecticut residents on their path to launching or expanding their small business.”
He also teaches prospective entrepreneurs vital skills to stay on track from day one, and guides existing owners as they diversify their customer base, expand their product line, and undertake other strategic initiatives designed to help them grow and evolve. Nelson mentors clients in Greater Danbury and throughout Fairfield County.
Prior to joining CTSBDC, Nelson was a SCORE counselor and chairman for the Western Connecticut Chapter. He has professional market research experience. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Friends of the Danbury Library.
Nelson earned his MBA from Georgia State University and BBA from Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia.
The most rewarding part of teaming with entrepreneurs, for Nelson Merchan, is looking at their faces when they discover something new and positive they can implement in their business.