Smart Business Center
The Smart Business Center is dedicated to assisting Staten Island small business owners and entrepreneurs with all aspects of their business.
Our business counselor provides one on one counseling on:
- Business Start Up or Expansion
- Business Plan Development
- Licensing and Permit Information
- Identifiying Loan Opportunities
- Marketing Research and Advertising
- Import/Export Information
- M/WBE Certification Assistance with various city, state and federal agencies
The Smart Business Center also offers seminars to the public on timely business issues.
The Business Outreach Center of Staten Island serves small businesses and residents throughout Staten Island, NY. We are part of the Business Outreach Center Network (BOC) which serves over 3,000 clients throughout New York City.
WBCLDC is the Staten Island Partner of the Business Outreach Center Network’s (BOC) Women’s Business Center (WBC). Through the BOC WBC, we offer one-on-one counseling, long-term training and short-term seminars to small businesses, with special emphasis on women entrepreneurs. The WBC is sponsored by the US Small Business Administration (SBA). The Business Outreach Center of S.I. is also funded by private donations and special events, including the Annual 21st Century Business Woman Conference.
This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Cooperative Agreement OWBO-2004-021 is partially funded by the SBA. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made at all times in accordance with the American With Disabilities Act of 1990 and associated amendments. Arrangements for persons with special needs will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
The Business Outreach Center Women’s Business Center is also partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO). The Office of Women’s Business Ownership is established to help women become full partners in economic development through small business ownership.
The Women’s Business Ownership Homepage address is www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness. SBA’s cooperation does not constitute or imply its endorsement of any opinions, products and/or services.
21st Century Business Woman Conference: Founded in 2005 by Business Development Director, Joann Regan and Past Executive Director Susan Meeker, this program promotes business development and entrepreneurship among women and small businesses. Joann Regan, served the Staten Island community for 16 years in her role as Deputy Director and Business Development Director. Many of the founding committee members continue to dedicate their services and continue the legacy of Joann Regan, and the theme of ‘women helping women’.