FAQ

Got questions? Great!! We knew you would. Compiled below are some of the more common answers to questions clients ask us regarding our industry and how we do business.

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Two uncomfortable side effects of pursuing your goals - Visibility & Criticism:

Two uncomfortable side effects of pursuing your goals – Visibility & Criticism:

Speak up! If you think you have a product that could shift industry standards; apply for funding. ๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐Ÿ“ฃ ...
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Success Rates and DOT SBIR

Success Rates and DOT SBIR

Learn about the importance of success rates in SBIR overall with a focus on DOT ๐ŸšŒ ...
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Success rates of the Department of Education SBIR

Success rates of the Department of Education SBIR

Learn about #DOED success rates in federal #SBIR funding! ๐Ÿ“š โœ๏ธ ๐ŸŽ ...
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Success rates and USDA

Success rates and USDA

Learn about the the success rates of USDA SBIR program! ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ’ง ๐Ÿ„ ...
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NSF success rate

NSF success rate

All 11 government agencies that supply #SBIR funding have individual success rates. Learn about NSF #SBIR success rates. ๐Ÿš€ ๐Ÿ”ญ ๐Ÿช ...
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Success rates for the Environmental Protection Agency

Success rates for the Environmental Protection Agency

Our clients often ask us when rounding the bend of completing a grant proposal, "what are my chances"? While we can not control the outcome of any of the grants we help prepare (that is up to the reviewers), we can research the average annual success rates of each agency and the Small Business Innovation Research program overall to provide our clients with a general idea of their potential success rate. The Small Business Innovation ...
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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. ๐Ÿ” ...
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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! ๐Ÿ‘“ ๐Ÿ“– ...
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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.๐Ÿšง๐Ÿšฆโ›“ 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. ๐Ÿงช ๐Ÿงซ ๐Ÿงฌ ...
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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. ๐Ÿ’‰ ๐Ÿ’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. ๐Ÿ’ก ...
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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. ๐Ÿ“ก ...
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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. ๐Ÿ’ด ...
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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? ๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐Ÿ† 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 ๐Ÿฆ  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. โš ๏ธ ๐Ÿ›‘ โœ‹ ...
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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? ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿง  ...
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