The SBTDC’s State of Small Business Blog

  • Advanced Security Solutions, A PTAC Success Story May 27, 2020 By Sue Crotts, NC PTAC Advisor, Triad Region One of the most satisfying parts of my job as a PTAC Advisor is hearing from a client about how I have helped their business.  Advanced Security Solutions is a small business that provides security systems and integration services. They have had some prior success with getting federal ... Read more »
  • The Journey to Government Contracting May 27, 2020 By Sue Crotts, NC PTAC Advisor, Triad Region When I meet with a new PTAC Client, I love to learn about their interests and goals.  For many, getting government contracts is on the top of their list.  Whether the business already has federal government contract experience, state or local experience or only private sector experience, it ... Read more »
  • Understanding how the Berry Amendment Applies During Covid-19 Apr 24, 2020 By Jacquie Spearman, PTAC Advisor at UNC-Charlotte Across America, we are witnessing our first responders and health care providers struggling to secure medical-grade PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). In response to this need, many of our businesses are re-purposing and retooling their factories to produce medical equipment, supplies, and PPE to battle this virus. Many of our ... Read more »
  • Success Story: Tru Vantage Solutions, Inc Mar 31, 2020 By Joel Guge, PTAC Advisor at North Carolina State University Tru Vantage Solutions, Inc, (TruVSI) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Clayton, North Carolina. The owners, Walter Watson (Navy) and Al Thomas (Air Force), are military veterans who enjoyed productive working careers after their military service was completed. In 2016, Walter and Al ... Read more »
  • Know Your Ombudsman Mar 31, 2020 By Joel Guge, PTAC Advisor at North Carolina State University One of the most beneficial business actions that a supplier and its customer should undertake is working to develop a team or partnership between themselves. This strong relationship will allow both parties to strengthen communication, build business opportunities, and act together to resolve differences or problems ... Read more »
  • Information to help you grow your business Feb 17, 2020 When I meet with clients I always advise them to focus on one or two key agencies and then keep up with what they are planning in the future.  For those of you doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) or planning in the future here are a few links of information to help ... Read more »

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