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.

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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Application Instructions Matter for #NIH #SBIR proposals

Application Instructions Matter for #NIH #SBIR proposals

Did you know that there two sets of instructions for NIH SBIR proposals? Yikes!! Do you know where to find them? Do you know which one to use and when? ...
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30+ SUPERSTAR PITCH DECKS!

30+ SUPERSTAR PITCH DECKS!

Every so often, we get a handful of requests from clients that ask if we will develop their pitch deck. While it is not in our skillset, we do appreciate the ask and do recognize the need for really good examples. So when we run into really neat tools and resources, we are compelled to share them with you. This time our resource is a massive list of pitch decks from many great companies landed ...
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Applying for #NIH #SBIR, how hard can it be?

Applying for #NIH #SBIR, how hard can it be?

Just to register to submit your NIH SBIR proposal and be considered, your organizational representatives will have to create profiles on no less than THREE complex government websites ...
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#SBIR: Eligibility Requirements

#SBIR: Eligibility Requirements

Now and again clients ask us about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements. We thought it would be helpful to put together this quick checklist for you so that you know if you meet the eligibility criteria for SBIR/STTR ...
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Preparing for #SBIR

Preparing for #SBIR

SBIR/STTR proposals require a very meticulous application process. For this reason, once you have decided to apply for an SBIR award, there are several steps you should take to prepare ...
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A.I. vs Algorithms: Your words matter... especially in your proposals

A.I. vs Algorithms: Your words matter… especially in your proposals

A.I. vs Algorithms: Your words matter... especially in your proposals ...
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#SBIR: Contacting Your Agency

#SBIR: Contacting Your Agency

Best Practice Tip: ALWAYS contact any funder or agency by phone and/or email before you consider submitting a proposal ...
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What you need to know about #SBIR solicitations

What you need to know about #SBIR solicitations

While SBIR is a federal grant program, each of the 11 participating federal agencies runs its SBIR program a little differently ...
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#SBIR: Contracts vs. #Grants

#SBIR: Contracts vs. #Grants

When beginning the process of applying for SBIR funding, it is important to know which type of funding each agency offers. All agencies are different, and depending on the agency, you may be applying for either a grant or a contract. Do you know the difference? We do ...
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Want #funding? What does your company's online presence look like?

Want #funding? What does your company’s online presence look like?

You may not want to hear this, but if you want funding you need to take care of your online presence. ALL OF IT ...
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SAM and What it Means for Your #SBIR

SAM and What it Means for Your #SBIR

Did you know that it can take 12-15 days for your SAM registration to become active? ...
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Goals vs. Objectives: Setting Measurable Objectives

Goals vs. Objectives: Setting Measurable Objectives

Goals and objectives form the most important part of a project proposal and one should pay great attention while framing them. Well-drafted goals and objectives facilitate in developing an articulate proposal that has high chances of getting funded ...
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Tips For Meeting a Deadline

Tips For Meeting a Deadline

In the world of funding, deadlines are one of the biggest drivers of how we spend our time and effort. And yes, deadlines are important for winning grants and other forms of funding to make your business grow, but they are also important for managing your own time, and keeping things organized ...
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A Common Misconception about #SBIR: Eligibility

A Common Misconception about #SBIR: Eligibility

A Common Misconception about SBIR: Eligibility. Your business must be owned and operated within the United States, and all contributors to the SBIR research and development must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents ...
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AZ Small Business Services

AZ Small Business Services

Looking for funding and business support in Arizona? Being the #1 in the nation for entrepreneurial activity Arizona has all the resources needed to help your small business thrive such as Small Business Services (SBS), SBIR/STTR Resource Center, Venture Madness, and more! ...
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When to apply for federal #funding (#SBIR #grant)

When to apply for federal #funding (#SBIR #grant)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides various eligibility requirements to apply for federal funding. To apply for Small Bussiness Innovative Research (SBIR) funding, your business must qualify as a Small Business Concern (SBC) as defined by SBA regulations ...
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