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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. 📕 Meet the Lean Canvas style of business planning, a concise 1 page summary of what your business has to offer. 📝 ...
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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 🛸 🚀 #SBIR? Learn about allowable pre-award costs before you apply! 👩‍🚀 ...
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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)- Pre-award Costs

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)- Pre-award Costs

Do you know the #NIST regulations for pre-🥇 costs? ...
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Are You SBIR Ready?

Are You SBIR Ready?

Learn what it takes to be #SBIR ready and how to determine wether or not your business is at that level. 🚦 ...
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pre-Award Costs

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pre-Award Costs

Thinking of applying to the #EPA 🌍 ☀️ 💧 #SBIR? If so, do your homework 📚 first and learn about allowable pre-award costs! ...
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Paying for proposal preparation by incentive, contingency, or success fees

Paying for proposal preparation by incentive, contingency, or success fees

Paying for Proposal preparation by incentive, contingency, or success fees: It is just not worth it! 🚩 ...
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Funding Rates and How to Craft a Competitive Proposal

Funding Rates and How to Craft a Competitive Proposal

Did you know the average #SBIR success rate is only 13%? 😮 Learn the tips and tricks to increase your chances of being part of that small percentage of successful awardees. 🥇 ...
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Solicitations and RFPs: What's the difference?

Solicitations and RFPs: What’s the difference?

What is the difference between a solicitation and RFP? 🤔 While all RFPs are a solicitation, not all solicitations are RFPs ...
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Pre-Award Costs and DOD - What you need to know.

Pre-Award Costs and DOD – What you need to know.

Learn what you need to prepare a proper #DoD budget with allowable costs 💰 ...
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Pre-Award Costs & the DHS -What You Need to Know

Pre-Award Costs & the DHS -What You Need to Know

Each of the 11 government agencies has their own individual guidelines and policies with regard to allowable costs. Each of these is very specific with regard to pre-award costs. This includes services rendered for business consultation or proposal preparation ...
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Cost of Evaluation Services

Cost of Evaluation Services

What percentage of a budget should be allocated for evaluation? The answer to that question depends upon a number of factors. #evaluation #federalfunding #foundationfunding #smallbusiness 👀📙 ...
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What You Need To Know About Department of Education Pre-Award Costs

What You Need To Know About Department of Education Pre-Award Costs

What are the Department of Education's (#DoED) guidelines surrounding pre-award costs? What is allowable and what is not?🤔 ...
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What You Need to Know About NSF Pre-Award Costs

What You Need to Know About NSF Pre-Award Costs

When applying for NSF funding, it is critical to read and understand the policy guidelines surrounding pre-award costs. Those that fail to comply may face legal consequences for misappropriation! 😱 ...
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Grant Professional Association Code of Ethics

Grant Professional Association Code of Ethics

The Grant Professional Association (#GPA) is an association of grant writing professionals that are bound by a strict code of ethics and conduct. If you think values are important, find your next grant writing professional through GPA 😇 ...
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What You Need to Know about USDA Pre-Award Costs

What You Need to Know about USDA Pre-Award Costs

Do you know the policies surrounding pre-award costs set forth by the USDA for all applicants of their SBIR? Read on to learn what is an allowable cost vs. what is not🚜‎‍🌾 ...
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GAAP-What it is and why it matters.

GAAP-What it is and why it matters.

GAAP sets the standards for how publicly traded business publish their finances. GAAP protects investors and holds businesses accountable for honesty and transparency. ☝ ...
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What you need to know about NIH and pre-award costs.

What you need to know about NIH and pre-award costs.

Looking into #NIH #SBIR #funding? Here is what you need to know about #NIH pre-award costs.⚠ ...
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How To Select An Evaluator

How To Select An Evaluator

Learn best practices for finding an #evaluator that fits program needs. #Evaluation is an important and sometimes overlooked component of any #federal or #foundation funded program ...
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Misappropriation of Funds: How to Avoid it.

Misappropriation of Funds: How to Avoid it.

Misappropriation of funds does not always happen on purpose. Learn to protect yourself and your company from making these mistakes. 🚨 ...
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The Question You Should be Asking Every Grant professional You Interview

The Question You Should be Asking Every Grant professional You Interview

The question of ethics is often overlooked when screening a new candidate for hire. If you plan on working with a grant professional, this is one question you should definitely be asking.🚦 ...
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