CT SBDC-Small Business Development Center

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides no-cost, confidential business advising services to small business owners and entrepreneurs in every stage of business development and growth in the state of Connecticut.  CTSBDC business advisors are prepared to assist with a range of business issues including investigating capital opportunities, loan preparation, international trade, growth strategies, market research, marketing plans, disaster preparedness and more. This program operates under the guidance of the lead office at the University of Connecticut School of Business and features 35 locations, plus offers access to Virtual CTSBDC at 27 public libraries statewide.

CTSBDC Business Advisor Shelly Koehler will be available at Meriden City Hall on Tuesdays from 9 AM to 4 PM and by appointment.  To make an appointment, contact Shelly Koehler, by phone 860-942-0681 or email  

Dec 2015 Press Release SBDC to Provide Free Business Advising In Meriden

February 2016 Press Release SBDC Office Hours at Meriden City Hall