The SBTDC’s State of Small Business Blog

  • SBTDC: Making Major Impacts to Small and Mid-Size Business Owners Sep 12, 2019 Business owners are more likely to think about the day-to-day activities than to think about past performance in order to plan for the future. Here at the SBTDC, we grow businesses by allowing owners to step-back, set-goals, and move forward.     Financial Assistance/ Best Practices Raising Capital: Does your business need capital? Do you feel overwhelmed as ... Read more »
  • PTAC Client Success Story: Rescue Essentials Jun 27, 2019 By Donna Warren, PTAC Counselor at UNC-Wilmington Rescue Essentials founder Phil Carey cut his teeth as a Wilderness First Responder and EMT. His first effort at providing medical supplies began in 1989 with Atwater Carey Ltd. In 2007 Phil formed a partnership with Jorian Sartorius (formerly VP at Atwater Carey Ltd.) and Sara Jensen, and ... Read more »
  • Contracting Assistance Programs Jun 10, 2019 The United States Federal Government has continued to increase its level of public spending for supplies and services by utilizing private companies to fulfil their needs through contract awards. Small to Mid-Sized companies have a tremendous opportunity to grow and diversify their business opportunities by venturing into this marketplace. Understanding what is essential to ... Read more »
  • Supply Chain Apr 26, 2019 By Mark Robinson, PTAC Counselor – Supply Chain at North Carolina State University The supply chain function is so rooted in the business process that we often overlook it in favor of individual business operations because the term “supply chain” is so broad. Employees will often identify as working in finance, operations, customer service, or manufacturing… ... Read more »
  • Marketing to the Federal Government Apr 26, 2019 By Joel Guge, PTAC counselor at North Carolina State University As we approach Marketplace 2019, being held at the Durham Sheraton Imperial on May 29th, now is a good time to revisit the vendor’s vitally important foundation block of successfully selling to government agencies: the marketing of a business’ goods and services to those government agencies. ... Read more »
  • National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Program Overview – Webinar Mar 28, 2019 Read more »

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