COVID-19 Recovery Consultation

Recover: Create Your Strategy for Success with the SI SBDC


A Message from SI SBDC Director Dean L. Balsamini

The Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been assisting the local small business community since 1993, and began remote counseling during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The SBDC Team has assisted local businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) to apply for financial aid loans and grants, as well as develop business continuity plans. Since March 2020, the SI SBDC Team has responded to over 1,000 inquiries, handled over 1,800 clients, served 5,100+ counseling hours, supported over 1,500 jobs, and verified over $23M in economic impact investments.

Starting October 1st, 2020, the SI SBDC Team is introducing a new Recover: Create Your Strategy for Success program in partnership with Valpak of Staten Island & Greater Brooklyn. This program is to encourage small business owners to revisit their business plans and marketing strategies – to adapt, pivot, and recover from the recent effects of the economy.

This program is open to new and existing clients.

If you are an existing client, please email your business advisor to learn more.

If you have not yet taken advantage of these free services offered by the SI SBDC, please continue below to schedule your first appointment.


To request an advisor and begin your recovery assessment, please complete the intake form below. An SBDC representative will follow up with 1-2 business days to schedule your virtual appointment.


SI SBDC Request for Counseling

Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC) SBA 641 New Client Counseling Form Please note: The information gathered on this form is kept strictly confidential. Your information is only used by SBDC staff and NOT made public, shared or available to third parties.
  • Contact Information:

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  • Please select your main request.
  • Describe the nature of the counseling you are seeking.
  • Business Information:

  • Would you like to tell us more about yourself and/or your business?

    Fill out the optional fields below to better prepare your advisor for your meeting.
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  • New York State Small Business Development Center Client Disclaimer (Required)