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  • Think Multi-Product / Multi-SBIR Submission Strategy Sep 16, 2022Will your innovation driven small business be a one trick pony? While there are many successful singular product companies, this is a risk prone business strategy. Given that the risks associated with product commercialization are high, if your one product fails, this could lead to failure of your entire business. A potentially more productive, sound ... Read more »
  • One NC Small Business Program Update Sep 16, 2022 The One North Carolina Small Business Program was allocated $2M from the state legislature for Fiscal Year 2023, which started on July 1. The program consists of Incentive grants and Matching grants. Incentive grants provide funds to partially reimburse expenses incurred in preparing and submitting a Phase 1 proposal. Matching grants provide funds to ... Read more »
  • What the Heck is NC DEC? Sep 14, 2022For the past 25 years, District Export Councils (DECs) have served the United States by helping companies in their local communities to export, thus promoting our country’s economic growth and creating new and higher paying jobs. Closely affiliated with the U.S. Commercial Service’s domestic offices, the more than 60 DECs combine the energies of approximately ... Read more »
  • App State’s SBTDC was a ‘first responder’ for small businesses during the pandemic Jun 24, 2021 (via Jan Todd, Appalachian Today) Appalachian State University’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) served as a “first responder” during the pandemic — a key partner in North Carolina’s assistance to small businesses in its 14-county region. The App State-affiliated SBTDC, which has offices in both Boone and Hickory, offers no-cost, confidential business counseling, tools and advice ... Read more »
  • 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 »