Local Small Business Forum

Have you thought about starting a small business in Danbury, but don’t know where to start?

Meet a panel of Danbury’s small business owners. The panel will discuss how they started their business, challenges, what they did to be successful, and offer advice.

This panel discussion is facilitated by Nelson Merchan of the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

This session highlights Danbury’s black business owners: How they started and grew their businesses.

Moderator: Nelson Merchan, business advisor with the Small Business Development Center


  • Everton Stewart, Stewart’s Barber Shop LLC
  • Ava Sealy, Ava Party Designs
  • Dorothy Roberts, Trinity Dental, LLC