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October 2020

How to Prepare a Budget for SBIR/STTR Proposals

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked.  A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish.  Be sure not to leave money on the table.  This session will walk through the development of a project budget. Items covered will include what costs need to be included, how to write a budget justification, can the company afford to pursue this project, what indirect rate should be used and more! Register…

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What You Should Know About Government Audits

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

Technology firms who have received a grant or a contract, such as SBIR or STTR, are often unprepared to deal with a government audit. When is an audit required? Are you ready for an audit? Do you have to have an audit? Who performs an audit? This session will answer these questions as well as discuss types of audits; company financial policies and procedures; contracts and agreements; equipment logs; required reporting; audit alerts. Register Here Cost $25 Presented by: Kris…

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SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for NSF

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Live Webinar

This seminar presents essential information for crafting a competitive proposal to meet the mission, standards and requirements of the NSF SBIR/STTR program. Training will include information and advice on: How to get registered so you can submit How to address each section of the proposal Targeting your proposal to meet the reviewers’ expectations Preparing a credible commercialization plan Navigating the submission process What to do once you learn you are going to be funded (and what to do next if…

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Practical Strategies for Indirect Rate Development

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

This webinar explains indirect cost treatment and how to prepare an indirect cost proposal. Topics include: one-tier or two-tier indirect cost calculations; what costs are included; fringe benefit treatment; process for negotiation; different types of rates – provisional/final, and more Register Here Cost $25 Presented by: Kris Bergman Kris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior to purchasing the company in October 2016, Kris was Principal Consultant for Grants and Contracts Management, having joined BBCetc in…

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An Overview of DOD SBIR Program

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MSU Innovation Center, 325 East GrandRiver
East Lansing,MI48823United States

This webinar will provide basic information about the Department of Defense SBIR/STTR programs including eligibility and ownership requirements, how SBIR and STTR differ and selecting the right agency for your technology. You’ll learn: An overview of DOD components How to find a topic for your project The importance of contacting the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) How to influence future topics and so much more! Register Here Presenter:  Jerry Hollister Jerry Hollister is a BBCetc Principal Consultant, joining the company…

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QuickBooks & Compliance

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

This webinar explains how to manage your SBIR/STTR grant or contract to improve your odds of moving from Phase I to Phase II, and Phase II to Phase III (transition and/or commercialization). It includes a review the various sources for managing funds from DoD, NIH, NSF, or DoE, as well as reporting requirements and close-out procedures. Register Here Cost $25 Presented by: Kris Bergman Kris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior to purchasing…

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Policies & Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Webinar

You’ve won your award. Now your task is to management the funds you’ve received not only to stay in compliance with government regulations, but to direct your business in an organized manner. This webinar provides information on how to set up and manage procurement policies, payroll, employee leave and other internal controls that are necessary for success. Register Here Cost $25 Presented by: Kris Bergman Kris is a Managing Partner and co-owner of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting. Prior to…

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November 2020

Commercialization Planning for SBIR/STTR Stage Companies

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
FREE Live Webinar

Do you have a technology that you think has commercial potential? If so, you will want to know what options are available to you, and you will need the funding to travel the path to market. This class will provide tips on developing a credible commercialization plan, using market research to direct your efforts, how to build a business model and commercialization planning differences across agencies. Learn how federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business…

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