small business

June 13, 2019

VSB Bancorp Declares 47th Consecutive Cash Dividend

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (June 13, 2019) – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (VSBN), the holding company for Victory State Bank, has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 13 cents per share, payable on July 1, 2019, to stockholders of record on June 21, 2019. “We are pleased to announce our 47th consecutive cash dividend,” said Joseph J. LiBassi, […]
May 31, 2019

Free SCORE-Staten Island Workshop to Spotlight ‘Diversity and Inclusion for Competitive Advantage’

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. –  “Diversity and Inclusion for Competitive Advantage” is the theme of a SCORE-Staten Island business seminar set for Tuesday, June 18. The free “lunch & learn” workshop, hosted by the Northfield Bank Foundation, will guide attendees toward acknowledging, understanding and leveraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The seminar’s featured speaker will be […]
July 2, 2018

SCORE-Staten Island Workshop July 11 to Shine Light on 6 Common Business-Killing Mistakes

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (July 2, 2018) – “BusinessKillers®” – an upcoming SCORE-Staten Island workshop in partnership with M&T Securities, Inc. – will provide entrepreneurs with an understanding of six common mistakes that could adversely impact the future of their businesses. Presented by Mark A. Severance, regional insurance specialist, M&T Securities, Inc., the free “lunch & learn” […]
February 9, 2018

Staten Island SCORE Member Named District’s Mentor of the Year

From left, Mark Rothenberg, director, New York Metro Area SCORE, and Anthony DeFazio, immediate-past chairman of SCORE Staten Island, share the moment as Bart Sharp, a member of the Island chapter, receives the district’s Mentor of the Year Award. In addition to Staten Island, the district includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties, […]
November 21, 2017

Victory State Bank Marks 20th Anniversary

Formed with initial capitalization of $7 million, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank now has total equity of $32.7 million and nearly $400 million in total assets STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (November 2017) – Victory State Bank, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank has marked its 20th anniversary, flourishing in tandem with the borough’s vibrant business sector […]
October 24, 2017

VSB Bancorp Inc.’s 3rd Quarter of 2017 Leaps Nearly 28 Percent Compared to Same Period a Year Ago

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Oct. 2017) – VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) – Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank – recently reported net income of $724,213 for the third quarter of 2017. The figure represents an increase of $157,046 – or 27.7 percent – from the third quarter of 2016. “Our year over year earnings results show robust […]
June 14, 2017

9 Prerequisites of Turning a Hobby into a Business

If you are considering to transform your hobby into a money-making enterprise, the small-business mentors of SCORE Staten Island are sharing this sound advice: Don’t rush into things. Running a successful business centered on doing something you love is the dream of many entrepreneurs. What could be more gratifying than making a living sharing your talents […]
April 17, 2017

Small Business Workshop May 2: ‘Breaking Through Online – Making Digital Marketing Work’

Free seminar to highlight brand-building strategies, tactics for connecting with customers, and tips for driving traffic   (CLICK HERE TO EASILY PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP) STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (APRIL 17, 2017) – An upcoming Staten Island seminar featuring two leading marketing experts will explain how established businesses and startups can greatly enhance their online presence. The […]
February 24, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Relocates to Staten Island Advance Building

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Feb. 24, 2017) – SCORE Staten Island is relocating from Castleton Corners to Grasmere as of Feb. 28. The prominent small-business mentoring organization is resettling its operations within the iconic Staten Island Advance building, 950 West Fingerboard Road. The updated facility is conveniently located, with ample parking for visitors. Dedicated to providing cost-free […]
February 16, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Suggests 5 Technologies to Give Small Businesses an Edge

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – New businesses abound throughout Staten Island – from St. George to New Dorp to New Springville to Tottenville. But as a recently published Staten Island Advance article points out, not all new enterprises succeed. The article, “7 Reasons Why Staten Island Small Businesses Fail,” addresses such common entrepreneurial errors as: Not properly […]
January 10, 2017

SCORE Staten Island Showcases 4 ‘Financial Ratios’ Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (JANUARY 2017) – While numerous small businesses succeed on Staten Island –  from Stapleton to Tottenville, and across the borough – there are some that seemed doomed from the start. Some of these failed businesses may have attracted a healthy flow of customers, but faltered because their owners didn’t have a handle on […]
December 7, 2016

Staten Island Small Business Mentors Spotlight 6 Tips for Content Marketing Success

The small-business mentors of SCORE Staten Island are pointing to content marketing as a powerful tool for growing an enterprise. “One of the most effective – and affordable – ways for highlighting a business is using content marketing, a way of promoting an enterprise or brand online,” said John Amodio, SCORE Staten Island first vice-chair and […]
November 22, 2016

SCORE Staten Island Underscores Importance of Vacation Time for Small-Business Owners

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – With the 2016 winter holiday season arriving, the small-business mentors at SCORE Staten Island are urging entrepreneurs to recognize the importance of scheduling their next vacation. Being your own boss has many rewards, but long hours and merciless work can affect your emotional well-being. This can result in burnout, a condition that […]
November 16, 2016

Seminar Dec. 3 to Highlight Latest Tax Changes

SCORE Staten Island free workshop is geared for tax professionals and general public alike STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Nov. 16, 2016) – A Dec. 3 seminar on Staten Island will provide guests with insight into some of this year’s latest significant tax changes, as well as the Affordable Care Act and American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. […]
June 30, 2016

SCORE Offers 11 Steps to Starting a Business on Staten Island

Local small-business mentors, dedicated to providing free guidance, cite a business plan as the first item on a start-up checklist  STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you speak with some business owners on Staten Island, you may get a sense that launching and operating a commercial venture in the borough is different than in others parts of […]
September 18, 2014

Free Business Help in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Underscores 1st Anniversary of Preschool in Bensonhurst

Small Business Development Center assists experienced pre-K teachers in setting up and growing Little Brilliant Minds  BROOKLYN, N.Y. – As seasoned prekindergarten teachers, Francesca Gambino and Joann Serra were well aware of the ingredients needed for a nurturing pre-school environment. When they decided in 2011 to open a school of their own, however, their mutual track record […]