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    Set-aside Goals and Federal Performance (2020)

    What are Set-aside goals: Congress wants to use some of the federal government's massive spending ...
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    OSDBU: Office of small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

    What is a OSDBU: Every agency has their own personality and is running so many different programs ...
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    SBDCs: Small Business Development Centers

    What is an SBDC: America loves entrepreneurs, so to help new entrepreneurs the Small Business ...
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    PTACS: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

    What is a PTAC: The government knows that they are tough to work with and they want a steady stream ...
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    The 5 Websites You Need to Know About If You Want to Submit a DOD or Air Force SBIR

    If you want to apply for a DoD or Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract you ...
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    Problems with “Startup-Friendly” Applications

    Some federal RFPs bill themselves as startup-friendly. But below are a few elements of a supposedly ...
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    What Makes a Good Capabilities Statement?

    Your Capabilities Statement is a brief but essential document that serves as a leave-behind for ...
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    How to Contact a Potential Partner

    As we discussed in an earlier post, there are a number of reasons why you may want to partner with ...
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    SAM.gov: Search Your Way to Your Ideal Teaming Partners

    The old saying “Time is money” may be a cliché, but like many clichés, it’s rooted in a truth we ...
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    Key Deadlines for SBIR and STTR Grant Applications

    If you’re a small business, SBIR/STTR can be an important source of funding. Below is some useful ...
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