News & Press Releases

2 May 2017

New York Small Business Development Center Wins SBA’s Excellence and Innovation Award

The Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Excellence and Innovation Award Winner for both the New York District as well as SBA’s Region II, which includes all districts in New York State, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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31 March 2017

Staten Island SBDC awarded SBA New York's Small Business Development Center for Excellence and Innovation award

The New York District Office of the SBA awarded it's 2017 Small Business Development Center for Excellence and Innovation to the Staten Island SBDC.

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15 February 2017

7 reasons why Staten Island small businesses fail

Staten Island Advance By Tracey Porpora Staten Island SBDC Director Dean Balsamini Sr. discusses the importance of planning before opening a business.

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5 May 2016

New York Small Business Development Center Announces National Award

The New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced that one of its clients, Majestic Vending and Services, Inc. of Staten Island, is the winner of the National Phoenix Award for Small Business Disaster Recovery by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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1 October 2014

Island’s Small Business Development Center Leader To Be Brooklyn ‘King of Kings County’ Honoree

Dean Balsamini, the director of the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SI SBDC), an Island business leader, will be recognized on Oct. 8 for his contributions to Brooklyn.

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12 May 2014

Staten Island SBDC Event - “Go to Higher Ground: Vulnerable Population Emergency Preparedness Annual Special Needs Fair”

On April 4, 2014, 300 people attended “Go to Higher Ground: Vulnerable Population Emergency Preparedness Annual Special Needs Fair,” a collaboration of the Staten Island Small Business Development Center, NY State Senator Andrew J. Lanza and the Jewish Community Center on Staten Island. At the event, people with special needs, their families and local community organizations learned about preparedness in the event of major storms and other emergencies on Staten Island.

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21 April 2014

Learn how to secure your business at Tuesday seminar

"Presented by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center, the free seminar, "Security and How to Protect Your Business," will feature prominent experts from the fields of law enforcement, banking, and high-tech security systems."

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