The SBTDC’s State of Small Business Blog

  • GSA – Federal Agencies “Purchaser” and “Landlord” Feb 7, 2018 By Richard Speights, PTAC Counselor at UNC-Charlotte GSA (General Services Administration) provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering billions of dollars’ worth of products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to accomplish their mission of public service. GSA’s acquisition solutions supply federal agencies with cost-effective high-quality products and services from commercial vendors. GSA ... Read more »
  • Strategically Accessing Federal Government Contracts Feb 7, 2018 By Richard Speights, PTAC Counselor at UNC-Charlotte The Federal Government is the premiere marketplace for small and large businesses, annually awarding purchasing and contracting transactions (contracts, purchase orders, etc.) valued at over $500 billion. Although a large portion of those dollars are spent to buy big ticket items such as ships, airplanes, missiles, etc., multi-billions of ... Read more »
  • NC Sucess Story: NSF Awardee Athena’s Compass Jan 22, 2018 Washington, NC based Athena’s Compass has a mission is to deliver the most exciting and impactful learning experiences possible to empower and to equip our youth with the skills needed to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and math. Game-based learning has been proven to improve science learning; however, companies have struggled to economically develop effective games ... Read more »
  • Just Competitors or More? Jan 22, 2018 The SBIR/STTR programs are solicitation driven. In other words, the participating agencies publish areas of need, which can be either broad or specific. It is up to the applicant to review these solicitations and decide if they should submit a proposal for a particular topic solicitation. Imagine your business has identified a solicitation. The ... Read more »
  • Keply BioSystems Selected to Present in DC Dec 14, 2017 The Tech Commercialization Team congratulates Anthony Dellinger and his team at Kepley BioSystems for being among ten companies selected from a nationwide pool to present at the ASBDC Client Showcase in Washington, DC. Located in the Triad, Kepley BioSystems (KBI) began as a startup at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN/NC A&T and ... Read more »
  • General Services Administration (GSA) Update Oct 31, 2017 Direct your clients to GSA’s MAS Roadmap GSA’s website is full of information about the contract award process, but interviews with vendors tell us many find the Federal Acquisition Service’s (FAS) pages jargon-heavy and hard to navigate, with information not appearing where it would be most useful. Many also say they find the process of getting ... Read more »

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