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Press Release: New York SBDC to Celebrate Inaugural SBDC Day March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017

Staten Island – The Staten Island SBDC will join other regional centers across the state and nation in celebrating the first annual SBDC Day on March 22.

SBDC Day is a national recognition movement to share the small business success stories and notable impacts SBDCs have fostered in communities nationwide. Clients, guests, and prospective entrepreneurs are encouraged to stop by the Staten Island SBDC to meet the staff and learn more about the SBDC.

The center will be participating in the virtual celebration by posting quotes, photos and stories from clients and resource partners. You can follow along and join the conversation by using #SBDCDay #SISBDC and #NYSBDC. The Staten Island SBDC is located on campus at the College of Staten Island – 2800 Victory Blvd. Building 3A Room 105, SI NY 10314.

Since 1980, America’s SBDCs—the nation’s largest small business and entrepreneurial assistance network—have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. SBDC Day will celebrate the collective impact and success SBDCs have across the nation and in local communities each year.

“It is gratifying to be able to pause and acknowledge the work done by the SBDCs day in and day out throughout the country, especially in Staten Island which is a close knit community of both established businesses and new entrepreneurs in a burgeoning area,” said Dean Balsamini, Director of the Staten Island SBDC. “The SI SBDC has the ability to work and partner with several different organizations across Staten Island and near our satellite location in Brooklyn to provide all available resources to our clients. The NY SBDC provides a great network to support the emerging growth in the business community. I’m proud to have Staten Island be a part of this nationwide effort to show our support to all small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDCs provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. In 2016, America’s SBDCs provided 1.3 million hours of consulting to 192,205 client businesses, resulting in 100,233 jobs created; $6.9 billion in sales growth; $4.6 billion in capital investments; and 17,864 new businesses started.

“We are thrilled to see SBDCs around the country working together to celebrate their clients and showcase the work they do for America’s small businesses,” said Charles “Tee” Rowe, America’s SBDC President & CEO. “SBDC clients see an average job growth of 15.5 percent versus the national job growth average of just 1.9 percent. There is no denying the impact SBDCs have on the success of the small businesses in their communities and their local economies.”

Since 1984, the New York Small Business Development Center has provided small business assistance to New York small businesses. The NY SBDC has helped more than 430,000 New York entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow and expand their business and local economies by investing $5.9 billion, creating and preserving more than 190,000 jobs.

“We are proud to support and celebrate small businesses on SBDC Day, as well as throughout the year.” said NY SBDC State Director Jim King. “The NY SBDC continues to demonstrate the hard work and commitment that have helped New York become one of the nationwide leaders in job creation and small business growth, and play our part in strengthening our nation’s economy.”

To learn more about SBDC Day, and to join the movement, visit

See what the Staten Island SBDC is up to on Facebook and Twitter.

About America’s SBDC and Small Business Development Centers America’s SBDC represents the Nation’s 63 Small Business Development Centers, a national network of partnerships uniting higher education, state and local nonprofit economic development organizations, private enterprise and government. It is the Small Business Administration’s largest partnership program, providing management and technical assistance to help Americans start, run and grow their own businesses. Learn more at

About the New York Small Business Development Center The NY SBDC, administered by SUNY, has 24 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, City University of New York (CUNY) and private university campuses. Since inception in 1984, the SBDC has provided small business advisement services to more than 374,000 New Yorkers. The SBDC also provides training and business research to existing business owners and entrepreneurs. SBDC clients have invested more than $6 billion in NY, impacting more than 165,000 jobs.

The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York. For more information about the SBDC, visit



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