The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • Innovating for Developing Economies Feb 5, 2021Living in one of the largest economies in the world, innovators in the United States naturally want to tap into their home market.  However, not all technology is suited for the relatively advanced infrastructure and lifestyle of the US.  For instance, while clean water is still a priority here at home, systems are in place ... Read more »
  • Early-stage Funding: NC Government Incentives for Technology Startups Feb 5, 2021North Carolina legislators support small businesses and work to create entrepreneur friendly policies to foster economic development in our state. Two such policies that have proven to be impactful to technology-driven startup companies over the years. These include the 1.) One North Carolina Small Business program (spearheaded by the NC Department of Commerce ... Read more »
  • Department of Defense Announces Establishment of the Trusted Capital Digital Marketplace Feb 2, 2021 The Department of Defense is proud to announce the establishment of the Trusted Capital Digital Marketplace (TCDM). The program establishes trusted sources of funding for small and medium-sized providers of innovative defense-critical capabilities, offering long-term strategic benefit and combatting predatory investment practices. On Jan. 13, 2021, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. ... Read more »
  • The Small Business’s Path to Winning Federal Government Contracts Feb 2, 2021By: Susan Crotts, NC PTAC, TRIAD Region As businesses become government contract ready, they have much to learn and accomplish. A new business concentrates on developing revenue streams and making a profit. This typically takes several years. At the same time, they develop systems, methods and practices to assure financial stability and profitability. As ... Read more »
  • Preparing Capture Strategies for 2021 Jan 5, 2021By: Jacquie Spearman, Charlotte PTAC As we begin the new year, 2021 brings new challenges and opportunities for government contractors. We leave behind a tumultuous year where companies have had to pivot to stay in business. The government has also had to establish new or modified processes for doing business. These updates included SBA consolidating ... Read more »
  • Cybersecurity Contracting Preparations Update Dec 1, 2020By Thomas Gerke, Utah PTAC There are 17 practices in CMMC Level 1 that also map to NIST 800-171 capabilities.  They fall into four general domains: Access Control, Identification and Authentication, Media Protection, Physical Protection, System and Communication Protection, and System and Information Integrity.  Your clients should be implementing these right now.  The CMMC says these ... Read more »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *