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Center Success Story:
Little Brilliant Minds

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 7,077 businesses, helping them to invest $157,952,075 in the area's economy, and create or save 4,938 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:
SBDC Staten Island Satellite
Empire State Bank Building
1361 N.Railroad
Staten Island, NY 10306
Phone: 718-873-4496
SBDC-Bay Ridge Satellite Office
Sovereign Bank Bldg.
9512-Third Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone: 718-609-5603