Resources

Welcome to our resources page. This is our collection of resources that you may find helpful for your organization. Check back regularlly as we are always updating this page.

Research Hubs

Research Hubs

Research hubs are the ideal venue for #smallbusiness owners looking to network. Meet likeminded founders, potential hires, and industry mentors! ๐Ÿ’ผ ๐Ÿง  ...
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SMART Objectives

SMART Objectives

Savvy #Smallbusiness owners will make sure their objectives are as SMART as their innovative idea! ๐Ÿ’ก SMART is an acronym for "specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound" ...
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Checklist for those seeking funding

Checklist for those seeking funding

This checklist is a must for any business seeking funding. Identifying certain criteria will help businesses find relevant funding for their needs.๐ŸŽฏโœ… ...
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Venture Philanthropy

Venture Philanthropy

Venture Philanthropy (VP) is a great way to fund much needed programs to help beneficiaries. Is VP right for you? ๐ŸŽ ...
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Data rights in Small Business Innovation Research contracts

Data rights in Small Business Innovation Research contracts

Learn about your data rights as they relate to #SBIR #grants! ๐Ÿ” ...
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Technology funding

Technology funding

While it is true that there is no such thing as a technology funder, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of getting your technology funded. ๐Ÿค– ...
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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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Letters of Support

Letters of Support

Learn the Best Practices for Obtaining Letters of Support for your #funding proposal! ๐Ÿ“ ...
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Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies

Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies

Commercialization is an important step in all #SBIR projects, and the time to plan your strategy is long before proposal prep. ๐Ÿ•ฐ ...
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Grammar affects credibility in writing

Grammar affects credibility in writing

Spelling and grammar can influence how readers view you and your credibility - and spellcheck alone is not enough! ๐Ÿ”Ž ...
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TABA: How to find it and how to use it

TABA: How to find it and how to use it

Learn about TABA and how it can help you finance commercialization activities. ๐Ÿ’ด ...
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How institutional instructions differ from the solicitation - and what you need to know

How institutional instructions differ from the solicitation – and what you need to know

Institutional instructions and individual solicitations often differ slightly from one another. It is essential to read both to write a competitive proposal. ๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ–Š ...
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The program officer: Why you should ALWAYS contact them

The program officer: Why you should ALWAYS contact them

The program officer: Why you should ALWAYS contact them ๐Ÿ“ž ...
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Goals and Objectives: The Difference Between the Two and Why it Matters

Goals and Objectives: The Difference Between the Two and Why it Matters

The difference between goals ๐Ÿฅ… and objectives is an important distinction to make when preparing a proposal for #SBIR or other agencies ...
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PI Responsibilities Before, During, and After Award.

PI Responsibilities Before, During, and After Award.

As a PI, you will have many responsibilities to uphold before, during and after a research project. ๐Ÿ”ฌ ๐Ÿงซ ๐Ÿงช Are you ready? ...
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Reading the solicitation and why it is important

Reading the solicitation and why it is important

Why is reading each #funding opportunity solicitation so important? ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ‘“ It includes information on key dates, award amounts, and content/formatting ...
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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

When planning any research project, a critical aspect to consider is data tracking. ๐Ÿ’พ ...
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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%? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Learn the tips and tricks to increase your chances of being part of that small percentage of successful awardees. ๐Ÿฅ‡ ...
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NIST SBIR FY2021 To Open This January!

NIST SBIR FY2021 To Open This January!

The #NIST #SBIR solicitation opens this January for FY2021. Are you ready? ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ ...
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Addressing the Technical Risks question

Addressing the Technical Risks question

How to address the Technical Risk section of the #SBIR proposal ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ ...
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