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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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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-πŸ₯‡ 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 🌍 β˜€οΈ πŸ’§ #SBIR? If so, do your homework πŸ“š 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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Solicitations and RFPs: What's the difference?

Solicitations and RFPs: What’s the difference?

What is the difference between a solicitation and RFP? πŸ€” 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 πŸ’° ...
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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 πŸ‘€πŸ“™ ...
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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?πŸ€” ...
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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 πŸ˜‡ ...
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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 notπŸšœβ€Žβ€πŸŒΎ ...
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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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