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TABA Services

Technical and Business Assistance services to help achieve your SBIR goals and grow your business

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About our TABA Services

We offer Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) services dedicated to helping startups succeed.

If you are a small business interested in the SBIR program, we encourage you to contact us.

Jen Rajchel

Jen Rajchel

Senior Director, Experience and Digital Transformation

We offer a wide range of services supporting Phase 1 and 2 TABA awards, including: 

Technical assistance

We can help you with all aspects of the SBIR process, from developing your proposal to managing your award.  

Business assistance

We can help you with everything from writing a business plan to finding funding. We can also provide guidance on market research, marketing, and sales. 

Networking opportunities

We connect you with other small businesses, government agencies, and investors. We also host events and workshops where you can learn about the SBIR program and meet other entrepreneurs. 

Examples of SBIR TABA business assistance:

A small business developing a new medical device may use SBIR TABA funds to hire a consultant to develop a regulatory approval strategy.

A small business developing a new software application may use SBIR TABA funds to hire a marketing consultant to help them develop a launch plan.

A small business developing a new manufacturing process may use SBIR TABA funds to hire an engineer to design and implement a new process.

Phase 1 SBIR TABA awards

Phase 1 SBIR TABA awards can be used to cover the costs of technical assistance, such as: 

  • Conducting market research 
  • Developing a prototype
  • Performing technical analysis
  • Identifying potential partners

Business assistance that can be funded through Phase 1 SBIR TABA awards includes: 

  • Developing a business plan 
  • Creating a financial model
  • Identifying funding sources
  • Developing a marketing and sales plan 

Phase 2 SBIR TABA awards

Phase 2 SBIR TABA awards can be used to cover the costs of technical assistance and business assistance, such as: 

  • Developing a commercialization plan
  • Conducting product testing 
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals 
  • Building relationships with customers and partners

Business assistance that can be funded through Phase 2 SBIR TABA awards includes:

  • Developing a branding and marketing strategy
  • Creating a sales pipeline
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Managing cash flow

Benefits of SBIR TABA Business Assistance 

SBIR TABA business assistance can provide small businesses with a number of benefits, including:

Access to expertise and resources that they may not have in-house

Help in developing and executing their business plan

Increased chances of success in the SBIR program and beyond

Let's get started

We are here to help you along your journey, from developing your SBIR proposal to commercializing your technology. Let us help you achieve your SBIR goals and grow your business today.

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