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! START, OPERATE AND GROW A BUSINESS IN ARIZONA Small Business Services (SBS) has a dual focus. First to provide information on business licensing and statewide resources for every stage of business development and second– to serve as an advocate by developing policies and programs addressing the needs of small businesses. SBS works closely with entrepreneurs, government officials, community ...
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AZ Innovation Challange

AZ Innovation Challange

The Arizona Innovation Challenge is Arizona's leading technology commercialization competition awarding up to $3 million – $1.5 million twice yearly – making it one of the most competitive and largest competitions in the nation. All applicants must have or be moving towards commercialization of unique, innovative technology or a scientific solution to a marketplace issue(s) in an industry. Companies may not simply be involved in re-selling or expanding an existing technology. Typically, retail, real estate, or professional services business will not qualify for participation unless their service or product embodies a unique technology solution. All companies must be an existing, ...
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NIH, CDC, FDA increased SBIR/STTR proposal budget limit.

NIH, CDC, FDA increased SBIR/STTR proposal budget limit.

Back in November of 2018, we noted that the SBIR/STTR Statute (15 U.S.C. §638) establishes a cap for the maximum dollar amount of SBIR and STTR awards, above which an agency must request an SBA-approved waiver, AND that as of 11/20/2018, agencies may issue a Phase I award (including modifications) up to $252,131 and a Phase II award (including modifications) up to $1,680,879 without seeking SBA approval. Any award above those levels will require a waiver. Agencies considering this authority should review §7(i)(5) for additional information. With the release of NIH, CDC, and FDA solicitations (PA-19-272), (PA-19-270), (PA-19-273), and (PA-19-271) ...
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Small Business Funding for Veterans

Small Business Funding for Veterans

Finally!!! Veteran-owned businesses are eligible to receive certain small business grants from the government, nonprofits, and some corporations as well. In particular, the SBA owns many programs dedicated to veteran business owners like VA SBA loans. These initiatives seek to give back to our troops for their service and dedication and to support their entrepreneurial contributions. Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Program:Similar to the 8(a) program, the SBA’s SDVOSBP isn’t a grant, but it helps veterans who own businesses get additional contracting opportunities from the government.Small Business Administration Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Act of 2015:The SBA’s Veteran Entrepreneurship Act removes the borrower fee ...
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Find Funding with Alaska SBDC

Find Funding with Alaska SBDC

For over 25 years, the Alaska Small Business Development Center has been helping businesses start, develop, and grow. The Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) provides no-cost advising services and low-cost educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. Assistance is provided by experienced business advisors and experts through on-site and/or online interactions or training, and at no cost to clients. No other program offers the same reach, resources or opportunities to create an impact to businesses at every stage of development. Think you’re alone in trying to figure out what to do next? Don't ...
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Alabama Launchpad

Alabama Launchpad

Lots of us think we have great ideas. But only the best of the best can walk away with an Alabama Launchpad win and a serious financial boost to their business. The purpose of the Alabama Launchpad startup competition is to promote and reward high-growth, innovative ventures that have the potential to grow and thrive in Alabama. The competition is for ventures in concept or seed stages of growth. Alabama Launchpad will begin accepting applications for the next round of competition cycles starting May 31st, 2019 and the deadline to apply is June 28th, 2019. Not quite ready? Alabama Launchpad ...
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The SBIR/STTR NIH, CDC, and FDA solicitation open

The SBIR/STTR NIH, CDC, and FDA solicitation open

The 2019 SBIR and STTR Omnibus/Parent Grant Solicitations for the NIH, CDC, and FDA was recently released. Wondering what they will fund? Be sure to pay close attention to the slight differences between NIH, CDC, FDA, and between SBIR and STTR, as well as "clinical trial allowed" or "not allowed". Each has specific requirements that are unique to the solicitation line. Need help determining whether you are doing a clinical trial? Please note that all proposals are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on September 5 for Cycle I, January 5 for Cycle II, and April 5 ...
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Small Business Grants from Big Corporations

Small Business Grants from Big Corporations

Government grants are great, but the requirements are often hyper-specific, or the funding amounts aren’t that large. Big corporations will often provide small business grants to contest winners. For you, it’s money to grow your business. For them, it’s a PR win, netting loyal corporate customers and a lot of good will. The difference here is that many corporate-sponsored small business grants involve pitch competitions or something similar. Not all do, of course, but you’ll want to be aware that applying to a corporate grant might involve more work. With that, though, comes the potential for publicity—and for runner-up prizes ...
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DOD's SBIR 19.2/STTR 19.B BAA Released

DOD’s SBIR 19.2/STTR 19.B BAA Released

The Department of Defense issues three SBIR and three STTR Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for proposals annually. Each BAA has a pre-release, open, and close. During the pre-release period, the government is not accepting proposals, but small businesses can discuss technical questions directly with the topic authors (contact information available in each topic). Once the BAA is open, direct questions with the topic authors are no longer allowed, but technical questions may be submitted anonymously through the SBIR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS) 2019 BAA SchedulePre-ReleaseOpenCloseDoD SBIR 2019.22 May 201931 May 20191 July 2019DoD STTR 2019.B2 May 201931 May 20191 ...
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New collaborative launched to focus on WNY business owners

New collaborative launched to focus on WNY business owners

Upstate Capital Connect is a collaborative among Excelsior Growth Fund, Launch NY, PathStone Enterprise Center, and Westminster Economic Development Initiative with support from JPMorgan Chase are supporting entrepreneurs in the Western New York Region. Upstate Capital Connect provides a one-stop portal for business owners seeking funding or advice to help their business grow. Upstate Capital Connect is meant to eliminate barriers to accessing capital and ensuring that every business owner is provided the opportunity to start, grow, and thrive. See More HERE http://www.capitalconnectny.org/Upstate Capital Connect provides a one-stop portal for business owners seeking funding or advice to help their business ...
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43North’s $5 million startup competition is back

43North’s $5 million startup competition is back

43North’s $5 million startup competition is back, and their application period opens in just one week! This year’s application will be open from May 8 - July 8, 2019. Get ready to apply for a shot at one of their investments of $500K or $1 million, mentorship, extensive network (investors, customers, vendors), incubator space, and the opportunity to operate free of state income tax.Apply Here. 43North - Welcome to 43NorthNo Description ...
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The NYS Consolidated Funding Application opens May 1st

The NYS Consolidated Funding Application opens May 1st

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched Round IX of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, officially kicking off the 2019 competition for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on May 1, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits, and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state programs, through a single application, for job creation and community development projects. Round IX includes core capital and tax-credit funding that will be combined with a wide range of existing agency programs totaling approximately $750 million. The core funding includes $225 million in ...
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DOD's SBIR 19.2/STTR 19.B BAA is temporarily delayed.

DOD’s SBIR 19.2/STTR 19.B BAA is temporarily delayed.

SBIR 19.2/STTR 19.B BAA was anticipated to come out on Friday, April 19th, 2019 with the pre-release topics list. It is no temporarily delayed. No word on an anticipated new date. The Department of Defense issues three SBIR and three STTR Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for proposals annually. Each BAA has a pre-release, open, and close. During the pre-release period, the government is not accepting proposals, but small businesses can discuss technical questions directly with the topic authors (contact information available in each topic). Once the BAA is open, direct questions with the topic authors are no longer allowed, but ...
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3 Small Business Grants for Startups in 2019

3 Small Business Grants for Startups in 2019

Looking for non-dilutive funding. We have three hot Small Business Grants for Startups in 2019. Many small business grants are open only to businesses that have been operating for a few years and have an established product or service. However, it’s often the newest businesses that need the most financial assistance. Here are a few grants to start a business. ActivityHero Business Grant: Co-sponsored by web hosting service GoDaddy, this grant awards cash and prizes (worth $15,000) to 9 Kid’s Camp and Activity Providers to grow their businesses. To win, fill out an application, get 3 family reviews, and boost ...
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3 Conferences 3 Days

3 Conferences 3 Days

Our founder, Christine, is going to be in Syracuse, Albany, and back to Buffalo for 3 difference conferences/events in 3 days. Christine will be moderating a panel surrounding equity and funding at the Wise Symposium @ Syracuse Thursday, April 25th. She will also be sitting as a judge and business mentor for New York State's Business Plan Competition on Friday, April 26th in Albany, NY, a finally, She giving a talk on non-dilutive funding for small businesses at Attract, Manifest, Repeat! on Saturday, April 27th in Buffalo, NY. Follow us on Twitter at @EBHConsulting and Christine personally at@Brinkhus to keep ...
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When to apply for federal funding

When to apply for federal funding

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. This means that your business must be organized as a for-profit business located within the United States, be in some form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation, be more than 50 percent directly owned by citizens of the United States, and have no more than 500 employees. So if your business fits all of the requirements of SBIR, does that ...
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Last Minute April Funding Opportunities

Last Minute April Funding Opportunities

Looking for Funding? Here are some last minute funding opportunities for April. As always, be sure to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying. Don't see funding that fits your needs? Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify federal, state, foundation, or other opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans and future successes a reality. Schedule a consult call with us here. Accelerate 2019 - Lendon Wilson and Brian Dobbs are two powerful business coaches who share a common passion ...
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Economic Development Funding: See Upcoming Deadlines

Economic Development Funding: See Upcoming Deadlines

A core objective for Economic Development Integration at EDA, is to increase your access to the most relevant federal resources that support job creation, drive innovation and entrepreneurship, and build resilient regional economies. This page offers resources to help communities across the US to more readily identify and apply for the federal economic development resources that best support their local priorities and objectives. EDA funding opportunities are just the tip of the iceberg regarding federal resources that can support a comprehensive regional strategy. A full range of funding opportunities can be found at the following sites, which are arranged from ...
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DOT Expected to Release Solicitation for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant

DOT Expected to Release Solicitation for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $7.1 billion for ten rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.  In each competition, DOT receives hundreds of applications to build and repair critical pieces of our freight and passenger transportation networks. The BUILD program enables DOT to examine these ...
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NASA iTech Forum Cycles

NASA iTech Forum Cycles

NASA leads the way in scientific discovery of the Earth, of other worlds and of the cosmos. Advancing new technologies in aeronautics and space systems, NASA's missions expand the frontiers of human experience and allow American industry to cultivate a growing space marketplace. with private industry every day. Through NASA iTech, we reach beyond traditional partnerships into early, independent innovation. NASA iTech helps us identify the innovations we will need in the future (and the people behind them). We connect them with investors who can help propel them forward, and industry leaders who can partner or invest in the technologies ...
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