The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • IBD Team Attends NASBITE International 2023 Annual Conference Apr 6, 2023SBTDC’s IBD team joined more than 150 international trade educators and trade specialists for the in-person NASBITE Annual Conference held March 28-30 in Annapolis, Maryland. NASBITE conferences are known for their “takeaway” value and networking opportunities, and the 2023 event was no exception. Our team members shared and learned from sessions covering a broad range of ... Read more »
  • Ginny Vaca Stewards Sciencix to Become North Carolina’s SBA Exporter of the Year Apr 6, 2023WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Sciencix, headquartered in North Carolina, has been named the 2023 Small Business Exporter of the Year. The company will be recognized during SBA’s National Small Business Week, an annual event honoring the accomplishments and contributions of small businesses from across the Nation. (L-R) SBTDC IBD ... Read more »
  • 5 Critical Elements in Developing a Competitive SBIR/STTR Proposal Mar 13, 2023SBIR and STTR proposals are truly unique documents. They must meld together strong technical / scientific content with a robust understanding of the potential market and value creation possibilities. Often times it takes more than one attempt at submitting a proposal before it gets funded. Over years of reviewing proposals, working with clients and communicating ... Read more »
  • NC STTR Success Story: Selsym Biotechnology Mar 13, 2023Revolutionizing Hemorrhage Control SelSym Biotech, Inc. is a Raleigh-based company founded in 2019 by Drs. Ashley Brown, Andrew Lyon, and Thomas Barker. The current team consists of its three co-founders and one full-time employee. Its lead product, SymClot, is an innovative synthetic platelet capable of improving hemorrhage control and addressing a range of clinical needs in ... Read more »
  • Survey Highlights Post-Pandemic Challenges Feb 27, 2023Source: SC SBDC The United States has experienced consistent and steady economic recovery following the COVID-19 recession that took place during the Spring of 2020. Yet 2022 brought with it a new set of challenges. To specifically identify issues faced by businesses in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers ... Read more »
  • In An EIDL Repayment Cash Crunch? Four Things To Do Now. Feb 27, 2023Source: Arkansas SBDC When the pandemic swept the world, causing great stress on small businesses, the Small Business Administration (SBA) responded by creating the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Small business owners could apply for this government-provided loan, and the terms were favorable: 3.75% interest for 30 years with a 30-month payment deferment. Many small ... Read more »

Leave a Reply