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STAFF

THE SI SBDC TEAM

Since 1993, the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been providing world class business expertise to the SME community. By providing customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy, the SBDC encourages start-up entrepreneurs and engages established businesses to reach their full potential.

With offices covering the entire 11th Congressional District in Staten Island and South Brooklyn, the SI SBDC is here to help you with your small business needs at any point in your venture. Continue below to read about the staff.

Be sure to make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation or visit the calendar for upcoming events!

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Dean L. Balsamini, Sr.

Regional Director

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Megan Ernst

Certified Marketing Business Advisor

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Joseph Bottega

Senior Certified Business Advisor

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Nick Woutas

Business Advisor

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Angela Chuppe

Office Manager

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Edward Piszko

Senior Certified Business Advisor

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Joseph Muller

Business Advisor

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Debra Denmark

COVID-19 Administrative Assistant

An Award Winning Staff
  • Staten Island SBDC Client Awarded 2019 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year (DeVille Auto Collision, Staten Island)

  • Staten Island SBDC Among Top 3 2018-19 BidLinx Champions

  • St. George Theatre Receives 2018 NYSBDC Community Revitalization Business of the Year

  • Staten Island SBDC Client Awarded 2018 SBA Family-Owned Business of the Year (Scaran, Staten Island)

  • Staten Island SBDC Awarded the 2017 SBA Small Business Development Center for Excellence & Innovation Award for the NY District and SBA Region II

  • 2017 NY SBDC Lead by Example Award

  • 2015 NY SBDC Lead by Example Award