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 »
  • Preparing Capture Strategies for 2021 Jan 5, 2021By: Jacquie Spearman, Charlotte GCAP 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 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 practices ...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 »

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