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Call (718) 982-2560 or use
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Center Success Story:
Johnny Saylak with Business Advisor George Telmany

Staten Island Small Business Development Center

Serving Richmond County

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

Since our start in 1993, the expert advisors of the Staten Island SBDC have worked directly with 7,965 businesses, helping them to invest $171,633,148 in the area's economy, and create or save 5,206 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 Staten Island SBDC:

College Of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105
Staten Island, NY 10314-9806  

Directions to the center

Director: Dean Balsamini

Center: (718) 982-2560
Fax: (718) 982-2323

Email Address:

Hrs. of Operation:


Outreach Offices:
Bay Ridge Satellite
Santander Bank
9512 Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: (718) 619-5603
Empire State Bank Building Satellite
1361 N. Railroad Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: (718) 873-4496