The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • 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 »
  • The Government Purchase Card – Quick and Easy Access to Government Sales Sep 3, 2020By: PTAC Advisor James Chestnut In a recent interaction with a client both of us determined that their product, trophies and plaques, was not conducive with Government contracting in general. In doing a deeper dive into their business we did make the discovery that they were getting some business from a local military base but on ... Read more »
  • The Government Purchase Card – Quick and Easy Access to Government Sales Sep 3, 2020By: PTAC Advisor James Chestnut In a recent interaction with a client both of us determined that their product, trophies and plaques, was not conducive with Government contracting in general. In doing a deeper dive into their business we did make the discovery that they were getting some business from a local military base but on ... Read more »
  • Restaurant Roundtable – Best Practices for Surviving and Thriving: Communication and Partnerships Aug 26, 2020Two months into the pandemic, 40 percent of America’s restaurants were shuttered and 8 million employees out of work-three times the job losses seen by any other industry. Join us for an interactive roundtable to share best practices regionally of how restaurants are surviving and thriving, with a focus on communication and partnership strategies. Discussion topics ... Read more »

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