The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • 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 »
  • Federal Offices of Small Business Programs Offer Contracting Assistance Dec 1, 2020By Joel Guge, PTAC Advisor at North Carolina State University The government of the United States realizes the important role that small businesses play in the success of this country’s economy. Of all the agencies that make up the federal government, one of the best opportunities for assistance, and often the one that is most overlooked by ... Read more »
  • Raising a Technology from Birth Sep 23, 2020 By:  John Ujvari, SBIR Program Specialist, NC SBTDC Akin to raising a child, building a business around a commercializable technology is a long, stressful, although mostly exhilarating process. The day you start your business may be of your most memorable experiences. The horizon appears limitless and your dreams abound. Challenges, however, arise. The first money into ... Read more »
  • Leadership and Business Resiliency Webinar Sep 14, 2020Pandemics, hurricanes, and embargos, oh my! Business leaders today anticipate change and crises and prepare their organizations to move from crisis to survival to opportunity. Hear how other leaders are strengthening their organizations’ resilience, and how they apply tools and methods to help their business thrive. You will leave this session with at least one ... Read more »
  • Hua Wang – 2020-09-07 14:53:35 Sep 7, 2020Hi, We have created a draft of our NCI SBIR Phase I grant. We would love to have an expert review our draft application and provide feedback. Please let me know the next steps. Many thanks, Hua AUTHOR: Hua Wang AUTHOR EMAIL: hcw2@alumni.duke.edu AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: SBIR/STTR Contact Form Submission IP: 69.250.8.182 Array ( => Hua Wang ... Read more »

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