Air Force SBIR Phase III Desk Reference
Commercialization brings down the cost of technology and makes it more readily available. This is also where the small business has the ability to grow and profit from its work, which generates a measurable impact on the national economy.
Navy SBIR/STTR Phase III Guidebook
The Navy SBIR/STTR Phase III Guidebook for Program Managers, Contracting Officers and Small Business Professionals contains guidance on using the SBIR/STTR Phase III vehicle to realize mission objectives, program requirements and small business goals.
NIH SBIR/STTR Application Resources
Suite of resources to help small businesses submit applications and commercialize their technologies, including sample NIH SBIR/STTR applications, links to common errors, annotated forms, and more.
DOE SBIR/STTR Applicant Resources
Collection of applicant resources for DOE, including information about the DOE SBIR Online Learning Center, Phase 0 Applicant Assistance, preparing and submitting a Phase I Letter of Intent, and quick links to relevant application systems.
NASA SBIR/STTR Sample Proposal and Contract Deliverables
The NASA SBIR/STTR Firm Library contains templates and samples of all potential proposal and contract deliverables for Phase I and Phase II. This library should be utilized by the Firms to aid in the preparation of their deliverables. Firms must submit their deliverables via the Electronic Handbooks (EHBs).
Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) Tool
This product of the Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration provides manufacturers with the top reasons for investing and sourcing in the United States. With its analytic framework, links to public and private resources, and case studies, ACE is now available to help businesses assess total costs more accurately and enable informed decision-making.
Cluster Mapping Tool
This project, made possible in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, aims to provide policymakers and development practitioners across America with the data and tools for assessing regional cluster strengths, business environment characteristics, and innovation assets; with case studies on and toolkits for formulating development strategies; and with a directory profiling active cluster initiatives throughout the country.
State Business Incentives Database
This national database was created by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). With almost 2,000 programs from all 50 states, as well as 5 territories and the District of Columbia, the Database is a one-stop resource for investors and economic developers to search and compare state incentive programs.
International Trade Administration (ITA) Databases
This query of the Data.gov portal displays DOC's ITA databases, including TradeStats Express, Exporter Database, State Imports, Metropolitan Export Series, FTZ Board Federal Register Notices, US Top Trade Partners, and more!
A business intelligence tool that uses data from hundreds of sources including the Census Bureau, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, IRS records, county courthouse filings, Yellow Pages and White Pages, business publications, the U.S. Postal Service, and corporate annual reports to provide a comprehensive overview to small- and medium-sized business about their competitiveness and where to find resources to improve. First Place Winner in the Commerce Business Apps Challenge
IP Awareness Assessment
The IP Awareness Assessment, developed under the joint efforts of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and National Institute of Standards and Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP), allows you to assess your intellectual property awareness.
Internal Revenue Services
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center (SB/SE) serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million and also provides access to useful tax information.
A website that provides a way for new and expanding businesses to find, compare and deeply analyze communities and available properties nationwide. The map-based search can greatly simplify and speed up the site selection process, freeing companies to be able to quickly and accurately make informed decisions based on numerous data sets including demographic, business, transportation, and property information unavailable in any other single website. They used data from the Census Bureau, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Second Place Winner in the Commerce Business Apps Challenge.
A report by the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State University, Understanding Security is targeted to incite immediate action to secure the critical information held at Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs). Special focus is given throughout to establish business value that will drive substantive action. First, the realities of escalating informational threats to SMBs are illuminated through examples and details of attacks. Second, a list of ‘100 things under $100’ that can be done to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities is provided. The inclusion of specific measures in this list follows the findings of a survey of small businesses and a realistic assessment of the current state of security and the expertise and capabilities possessed by SMBs. Context and sufficient technical detail are provided for espionage techniques, organizational policies and contemporary computer technologies to allow managers to understand the driving factors for these measures.
NIST Intellectual Property Webinar Series
NIST MEP collaborated with many other federal agencies and private organizations to organize a series of Intellectual Property Webinars hosted by The National Council for Entrepreneurial Technology Transfer (NCET2). The webinar help companies and inventor understand Intellectual Property Law Issues. Each webinar is hosted by "Thought Leaders" in the field that deliver and address various IP issues from an applied, pragmatic, and deeply experienced viewpoint. Through participation in this webinar program, you will be afforded both the opportunity to understand and retain best practices when deriving appropriate IP-Strategic Frameworks coupled with Business and Technology Development, as well as gain access to a much more comprehensive and holistic viewpoint on why Intellectual Property Law is such an important economic tool in the “Entrepreneur’s Toolkit.”