Retailers work hard to spur sales during the holiday season, as other businesses and professional practices also seek to maintain or grow their profits during one of the most hectic times of the year.
Concurrent with business stresses experienced in December and January, aspiring business owners and established business operators need to plan for the coming months – a fact that could spell ruin if not addressed. This is a responsibility that may best be handled with some outside guidance.
This is why December and January are a perfect time for operators of small businesses and professional practices to contact the office of the Small Business Development Center in Bay Ridge. As a satellite office of the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SI SBDC) at the College of Staten Island, the Brooklyn facility is staffed with qualified business advisors who can help guide your business whether it’s long-established, a start-up, or even just a dream in the works. And the services provided won’t cost you a dime.
“Our job is to help your business prosper and grow. Seeing our clients succeed, and knowing we in some way contributed to that success, is our greatest reward,” said George Telmany, a certified senior business advisor at the SI SBDC Bay Ridge office.
Dean L. Balsamini, director of the SI SBDC, said, “It’s always wise to be proactive in a business or professional practice and avert potential hazards before they occur. Being prepared, having the essential business tools and strategies in place, could determine the success or failure of a life’s ambition. Common needs range from marketing guidance and business plans to product development, business licensing and compliance, and more. It doesn’t make sense to leave vital decisions to chance, especially when free expert help is available.”
FREE, CONFIDENTIAL GUIDANCE
As part of the SI SBDC, the Small Business Development Center in Bay Ridge is a full-time resource providing free confidential guidance and technical assistance to small-business owners, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.
CONTACT THE BAY RIDGE OFFICE
The Small Business Development Center’s Bay Ridge satellite office is located in the Santander Building, 9512 Third Ave.
To make an appointment with an advisor at the Bay Ridge office, call 718-609-5603 for one-on-one counseling.
About the Staten Island Small Business Development Center
The SI SBDC is a full-time resource providing free confidential guidance and technical assistance to small-business owners, professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Open weekday business hours, the center is part of the New York State Small Business Development Center, which is administered by the State University of New York.
Since launching in 1993, the professional state-certified advisors of the Staten Island SBDC have worked directly with more than 6,800 businesses, helping them to invest more than $150 million in the area’s economy, and creating or saving more than 4,600 jobs.
The Staten Island SBDC is headquartered at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105; Staten Island, NY 10314-9806l (Phone: 718-982-2560).
Don’t forget to visit us on our website www.nyssbdc.org or on Facebook at “Small Business Development Center, Staten Island” for the latest news, upcoming events and seminars.
The Staten Island SBDC additionally operates two outreach sites: The Small Business Development Center, Bay Ridge Satellite Office, in the Santander Building, 9512 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Phone: 718-609-5603), and the Small Business Development Center, Staten Island Office, in the Empire State Bank Building, 1361 North Railroad Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306 (Phone: 718-873-4496).
Media Contact: Barton Horowitz