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Customer discovery-what is it and why do you need it?

Customer discovery-what is it and why do you need it?

Customer discovery is an important step on the way to commercialization. Learn the four steps of customer discovery. πŸ” ...
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Eligibility for funding opportunities

Eligibility for funding opportunities

Do not waste valuable time applying for #funding that is ill-fitted for your organization! Do your research! πŸ‘“ πŸ“– ...
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Success rates of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Success rates of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program is a federal grant opportunity released annually to fund high-risk, innovative research and development programs. There are 11 agencies that participate in the program. Each of the 11 agencies releases its own topics and subtopic and has a unique success rate. The success rate of each agency indicates the percentage of applicants that are awarded funds, on average. This measurement relates to how ...
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Barriers to funding: The most common eligibility requirements

Barriers to funding: The most common eligibility requirements

There are several common barriers to funding that #smallbusinesses commonly face.πŸš§πŸš¦β›“ Do you know what they are? ...
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Success rates of the National Science Foundation's SBIR/STTR

Success rates of the National Science Foundation’s SBIR/STTR

#NSF offers the highest success rate of all 11 #SBIR participating agencies. It also has a rolling deadline making it a great target for your first federal grant. πŸ§ͺ 🧫 🧬 ...
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Success rates for the Department of Health and Human Services SBIR

Success rates for the Department of Health and Human Services SBIR

The #HHS #SBIR is one of the highest funded and thusly most frequently awarded of the 11 #SBIR agencies. πŸ’‰ πŸ’Š ...
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Success rates of Department of Energy SBIR

Success rates of Department of Energy SBIR

The #DOE #SBIR has a success rate of only 13%. This means of all submitted proposals, only 13% result in an award. πŸ’‘ ...
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Success rates for Department of Defense SBIR

Success rates for Department of Defense SBIR

The #DOD #SBIR has one of the highest success rates of all agencies awarding thousands of proposals per fiscal year. πŸ“‘ ...
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Grants: facts and fiction

Grants: facts and fiction

There is no such thing as "free money", there are however great opportunities for grants in the private and federal space. πŸ’΄ ...
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Grant professional credentialing for SBIR proposal preparation

Grant professional credentialing for SBIR proposal preparation

Thinking of applying for SBIR? No certifications will speak to the proficiency of your grant professional, but GPA membership is a great indicator of professionalism and high ethical standards ...
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Guarantee my proposal funding?

Guarantee my proposal funding?

Can your consultant guarantee your proposal will win? πŸ₯‡ πŸ† Unfortunately the answer is no. Reviewers alone decide the outcome of a proposal ...
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Personal grants and "free money"-too good to be true?

Personal grants and “free money”-too good to be true?

While there is no "free money" or personal grants, COVID-19 🦠 relief funding is widespread and plentiful. Check out Startup Fund Hub to see what you may be eligible for! ...
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Success Fees and Why They are Not Worth It

Success Fees and Why They are Not Worth It

While success fees may sound tempting, they are not worth it in the end. Choose the ethical route instead and you will be rewarded in the long run. ⚠️ πŸ›‘ βœ‹ ...
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Pre-Award Costs with the Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Pre-Award Costs with the Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Do you know the allowable vs. unallowable cost for NOAA proposals? What do you know about pre-award costs? πŸ’΅ 🧠 ...
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Significant Unmet Needs and How to Recognize Them

Significant Unmet Needs and How to Recognize Them

If you plan on developing a new idea or product, it is to your benefit to research and identify any significant unmet needs your customer base may have. This will ultimate lead to a stronger product. πŸ’ͺ ...
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Necessary Registrations for Competing in SBIR Grants

Necessary Registrations for Competing in SBIR Grants

Learn about the necessary registrations for applying to #SBIR #FederalFunding opportunities! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ...
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Subject Matter Experts: What You Know Vs. What You Don't Know

Subject Matter Experts: What You Know Vs. What You Don’t Know

Subject Matter Expertise ☝️ is a great way to add experience and credentials to your 🦾 #SBIR team! ...
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Your Customer Base: Why Is It Important and How Well Do You Know It?

Your Customer Base: Why Is It Important and How Well Do You Know It?

What is your customer base? πŸ€” Learn why knowing your customer base is so important, both as a general practice and in the eyes of investors.🧠 ...
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Lean Canvas: Create a Solid Business Plan in 1 Page

Lean Canvas: Create a Solid Business Plan in 1 Page

A solid business plan does not need to be overly long or wordy. πŸ“• Meet the Lean Canvas style of business planning, a concise 1 page summary of what your business has to offer. πŸ“ ...
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Pre-Award Costs

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Pre-Award Costs

Thinking of applying for NASA πŸ›Έ πŸš€ #SBIR? Learn about allowable pre-award costs before you apply! πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ ...
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