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Brooklyn Outreach Program

Small Business One-on-One Counseling Office Hours with the SI SBDC
for Start Up & Existing Small Business Owners


The Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) services the entire 11th Congressional District, including areas in South Brooklyn.


Hosted by Senator Andrew Gounardes & Councilman Justin Brannan, the SI SBDC will offer Office Hours for start up and existing small business owners. Appointments will be offered monthly beginning May 3rd 2022, alternating locations. All sessions are free of charge.

Nick Woutas, Business Advisor, will be available for introductory counseling sessions for new clients, and continued sessions with existing clients.


Some topics for counseling include the following:

  • Business Plan Writing

  • Market Research

  • Financial Projections

  • Cost Analysis

  • Choosing a Legal Entity

  • Disaster Recovery

  • MWBE Certification

  • Procurement Opportunities

Appointments are required. Please view the schedule at both locations and reserve your time slot in advance. Virtual appointments are also available.

If you are unable to book an in-person session, virtual appointments via Zoom are available.

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Office of Senator Andrew Gounardes
8018 5th Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Councilman Justin Brannan

8203 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Questions? Contact us!  |  718-982-2560  |  718-238-6044  |  718-748-5200

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