The SBTDC’s State of Small Business Blog

  • 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 »
  • The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) Oct 31, 2017 By Nimasheena N. Burns, Director Communications and Project Management, NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs The North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NC DIDI) is excited to announce the launch of the initiatives mapping survey for the state’s defense supply chain. This initiative is being managed through a partnership of the North Carolina Department of ... Read more »
  • McWhorter Aims To Boost Regional Jobs Oct 9, 2017 BY CHRISTINA HALEY O’NEAL,, POSTED OCT 6, 2017 An engineer and mother of three, Heather McWhorter came to the Wilmington area from central Pennsylvania with a purpose: to help area businesses succeed. McWhorter became the new regional director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in early ... Read more »
  • Media Placement Services Sep 15, 2017 By George Griffin, SBTDC/PTAC counselor at A&T University Media Placement Services (MPS) is a full-service research, planning and buying agency based in High Point, North Carolina. They are experts at efficiently planning and buying all media platforms. Established in 1992, by Peggy Shufelt, this woman owned small business has been providing outstanding media campaign support for ... Read more »
  • SBIR Proposal Writing Basics: Advice for SBIR/STTR Proposers to Dept. of Energy (DoE) Sep 6, 2017 Gail & Jim Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. Copyright © 2017 by Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc. The Dept. of Energy (DOE) has initiated its first request for SBIR/STTR Phase I proposals for Federal Fiscal Year 2018. DOE has some interesting and unique requirements, so we wanted to highlight some of them to help potential applicants. If You ... Read more »

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