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
  • Identifying Financial Resource 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 Staten Island Business Outreach Center (SIBOC) 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 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.


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Client Reviews


Nina and her team are absolutely a pleasure to work with.  They truly have a great passion to assist the MWBE community with questions and provide resources.  I’ve introduced many businesses to Nina that have an interest in the MWBE program and they have found great success working with her. 

Nancy Vargas, Chief Executive Officer – DH2 Chauffeured Transportation


The WBC team has been incredibly responsive, proactive, informative, supportive and friendly. It’s wonderful to be working with people who truly care about our small businesses. Thank you!

Michelle Peralta, CEO – Event Planner & Designer – Josie Michelle Events