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Center Success Story:
Allison Ulin

Farmingdale Small Business Development Center

Serving Nassau, Suffolk Counties

We think New York is great for small business -- and so do our clients.

Since our start in 1985, the expert advisors of the Farmingdale SBDC have worked directly with 30,291 businesses, helping them to invest $401,843,283 in the area's economy, and create or save 17,313 jobs.

If you or your business reside in New York, the SBDC can maneuver you around the obstacles to success.  Among other things, we help our clients:

  • understand the importance of a business plan
  • discover sources of funding
  • prepare for e-commerce
  • identify avenues for exporting goods & services
  • develop marketing plans
  • assess an invention’s viability
  • comply with licensing & regulations

And thanks to our partners in the public and private sectors, our services are free of charge.

Contacting the Farmingdale SBDC:

Farmingdale State University of New York
Campus Commons, 2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735-1006  

Directions to the center

Director: Erica Chase

Center: (631) 420-2765
Fax: (631) 370-8895

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Outreach Offices:
EOC Hempstead Outreach Center
269 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550 - 3900
Phone: (516) 564-8672
Fax: (631) 370-8895

Island Park Outreach Center
Farmingdale State College
203A Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY 11558
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (631) 420-2765
Lindenhurst Outreach Center
19 W. Hoffman Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Phone: (631) 420-2765