Small Business

SBIR/STTR Opportunities for Blockchain Projects

Posted on April 9, 2021
In August of 2019, the Air Force awarded blockchain company Constellation Network Inc. (“Constellation”) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for the purposes of securely unlocking traditionally siloed and non-accessible data and data sources. At the time, the decentralized blockchain world was looking for some sign that the federal government recognized...
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SBA Amends SBIR/STTR Policy Directive, Clarifying Broad Phase III Eligibility For the Successors-In-Interest of Phase II Recipients

Posted on March 25, 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently made important clarifications to its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Policy Directive, giving the industry more certainty about whether and when a successor-in-interest to a Phase I/Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees is eligible for Phase III awards. As we’ve discussed in more detail...
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What is a Consortium in the GovCon World?

Posted on March 11, 2021
A consortium is defined in Websters dictionary as “an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member.” A consortium in the Government contracts world is formed for a similar reason but is an organized group that consists of members in the form of...
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How Does the SBA Determine Affiliation?

Posted on February 25, 2021
A “small business concern” is eligible for certain Federal programs, including the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, and for certain Federal contracts and subcontracts.  Often times, the question of whether your business qualifies as small is a straightforward question of your revenue, or how many employees you have.  This article introduces the concept of affiliation,...
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Coverage Corner – Case Analysis: Henderson Road Restaurant Systems, Inc. v. Zurich

Posted on February 23, 2021
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All Small Mentor-Protégé Program

Posted on February 18, 2021
The All Small Mentor-Protégé Program (“All Small”) is a small business development program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  Through this program, a small business can team up with a large business and use the large business’s experience and resources, to aid in their own development and to assist their entry into...
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