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.

Patent Research: Why is it useful for competitor discovery

Patent Research: Why is it useful for competitor discovery

Patent research can go a long way in discovering market fit and evaluating your competitors. Start your research today! ...
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In Prep for SBIR: what is SAM?

In Prep for SBIR: what is SAM?

SAM or Serviceable Addressable Market is one of the key #commercialization terms to know BEFORE you apply for #SBIR. The reviewers will ask for market evaluations and financial forecasts, so be ready!๐Ÿ’ธ ...
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DSIP Registration and Login Changes - What You Need To Know.

DSIP Registration and Login Changes – What You Need To Know.

On August 13th 2020 the Department of Defense (DOD) Small Business and Technology Office announced the DSIP integration with Login.gov ...
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Quick Tips for Proposal Preparation

Quick Tips for Proposal Preparation

Four quick tips and recommendations from us on how better prepare for #federal #funding such as #SBIR/#STTR. โ˜ ...
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Where to find an NSF I-corp program near you

Where to find an NSF I-corp program near you

There are 9 nodes and 99 sites available for attendees of the #NSF I-Corps program. What are you waiting for? Apply today!๐Ÿš€ ...
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Competitor market research in preparation for SBIR proposals

Competitor market research in preparation for SBIR proposals

Preparing for your #SBIR #proposal early can give you a competitive edge over other applicants. It's market #research time! ๐Ÿ”ญ ...
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In Prep for SBIR: What is TM?

In Prep for SBIR: What is TM?

What is Total Market? One of the very important marketing strategies you can use to capture your market segment and forecast your future revenue. #SBIR reviewers want to see applicants who are well versed in #commercialization procedures, so learn all you can before you apply!๐Ÿง  ...
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In Prep for SBIR: TAM, SAM, and TM

In Prep for SBIR: TAM, SAM, and TM

When writing a #commercialization plan for #SBIR it helps to learn all you can about marketing and income forecasting methods. Learn about TAM, SAM, and TM and the role they all play in the market share you capture ...
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What is Customer Discovery?

What is Customer Discovery?

Customer discovery is the first step toward market validation and #commercialization. Learn about the process as well as some resources that could help guide you through the process.๐Ÿ’ณ ...
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End-User Vs. Target Customer

End-User Vs. Target Customer

Do you know the difference between target customers and end-users? There is an important distinction to be made between the two when discussing #commercialization plans. ๐Ÿšง ...
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Changes to Small Business Innovation Research Data Rights

Changes to Small Business Innovation Research Data Rights

Small businesses should prepare for new data rights provisions appearing in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts ...
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Grant and Loan Scams Target Small Business Owners Affected by Covid-19

Grant and Loan Scams Target Small Business Owners Affected by Covid-19

Scams have been reported targeting #smallbusiness owners in need of #Covid-19 #grants. Learn how to keep yourself safe from fraudulent grantors. ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ ...
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In Prep for SBIR: Market Size and Noteworthy Trends

In Prep for SBIR: Market Size and Noteworthy Trends

There are a lot of things to consider before you apply for #SBIR. Your #commercialization plan can set you apart from your competition, especially if you take into account the importance of your market size and industry trends.๐Ÿ“Š ...
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Heads Up: New Proposed Grant Restrictions on Use of Certain Chinese Products and Services

Heads Up: New Proposed Grant Restrictions on Use of Certain Chinese Products and Services

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed changes to its grants and agreements regulations (2 CFR Part 200) to implement ยง 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2019 ...
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Getting SBIR Ready: Highly Qualified Team

Getting SBIR Ready: Highly Qualified Team

What happens when the grant is awarded? Can your team do the work? They might be able to do the work, but if it is not clear and well documented, it won't matter. #FAQ #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #success #funding ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ† ...
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Understanding What Data #NIH Makes Public

Understanding What Data #NIH Makes Public

So you are about to submit your SBIR/STTR proposal to a funding agency. Do you know what data or information is made public? ...
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Dilutive Funding vs. Non-dilutive Funding: What is the difference

Dilutive Funding vs. Non-dilutive Funding: What is the difference

There are two kinds of funding, primarily speaking. Neither option is necessarily better or worse, but the question of which type is right for you and your business is a very personal choice ...
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Demystifying required federal registrations for SBIR/STTR proposals

Demystifying required federal registrations for SBIR/STTR proposals

The U.S. government mandates that we register and create usernames for a handful of different online portals when applying for federal #grants like #SBIR and #STTR ...
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#NIH #SBIR budgets: What you don't know about can hurt your proposal

#NIH #SBIR budgets: What you don’t know about can hurt your proposal

There are several categories of costs that are generally not included in the National Health Institute (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) budget allocations. What you don't know can hurt your NIH SBIR proposal ...
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Looking for ways to improve your proposal outcomes?

Looking for ways to improve your proposal outcomes?

We have been collected tips, best practices, and advice based on our experience, feedback from our clients, and reviewers. Here are the top 11 tips to help improve your proposal outcomes ...
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