Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Sep 03

The Government Purchase Card – Quick and Easy Access to Government Sales

By: 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 … Read More

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Aug 03

DoD Small Business Government Contractor Support COVID-19 Contingency Store

By Pamela Racer (PTAC Advisor at Western Carolina University) Are you a small business working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and need a place to buy PPE for your company? The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has created a new … Read More

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Aug 03

Federal Agencies expected to spend almost $200B on acquisition in Q4 2020; Are you ready?

By Pamela Racer (PTAC at Western Carolina University) Hold on tight!! The federal fourth quarter is here; the money is flowing and it’s going to be a busy 10 weeks for many contracting officers and vendors. There are more than … Read More

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Apr 24

Understanding how the Berry Amendment Applies During Covid-19

By Jacquie Spearman, PTAC Advisor at UNC-Charlotte Across America, we are witnessing our first responders and health care providers struggling to secure medical-grade PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In response to this need, many of our businesses are re-purposing and retooling … Read More

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Mar 31

Success Story: Tru Vantage Solutions, Inc

By Joel Guge, PTAC Advisor at North Carolina State University Tru Vantage Solutions, Inc, (TruVSI) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Clayton, North Carolina. The owners, Walter Watson (Navy) and Al Thomas (Air Force), are military veterans … Read More

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Jan 29

Winning in the SBIR Program without Winning an Award

Regardless of the quality of an innovation, there are many instances where the SBIR program is simply not a fit.  For example, there are times when an innovation is beyond the proof-of-concept phase, and there are times that the reviewers … Read More

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