Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. How many times have you heard that advice? Clearly I haven’t followed it if you take a look at my previous “Welcome to BBC’s Blog” post. That was in March. It is now July and I’ve yet to put up a new entry. Each time I’ve gone to draft my next blog I find myself procrastinating. Why? …I am not sure what to write… I don’t know what to say… There are many other excuses. Interestingly, these are some of the same excuses our clients use when we ask them why they waited until the last minute to draft their SBIR research plan or to contact their NIH program director. What one piece of advice do we give more than any other? Don’t wait until the last minute.
So, I’m plunging in and starting to blog. I hope to provide valuable information and pass on interesting links related to early stage technology companies and the challenges they face. Here is my first suggestion. Check out this story on a successful medical device company that has used a combination of very innovative science, smart and talented people, university collaboration, federal grants, and a little bit of help from some great consultants (full disclosure – that would be BBC). It doesn’t happen overnight. Timing might not be everything but it certainly makes a difference.
Lisa M. Kurek, Managing Partner, BBC