On-Demand Webinars

Get the information you need to pursue SBIR/STTR funding and build your idea into a business through on-demand training you can access at your own pace. You’ll find valuable guidance in our library of on-demand webinars from the experts at BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) along with our curated On-Demand Startup School program.

Our on-demand webinars provide access to topics to help you pursue the funding and guidance you need to commercialize your innovation. They are made available courtesy of BBCetc and are free of charge to companies in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

About SHARPhub (FREE to everyone)
  • SHARPhub 101

    Learn the basics about what The Sustainable Heartland Accelerator Regional Partnership (SHARP) Hub can do for you.
  • SHARPhub Resource Navigator 101

    Resource library for entrepreneurs and researchers to help move your innovation forward.
  • SHARPhub Mentoring, Assessment and Planning (MAP) Program

    Learn more about how SHARPhub can help with Mentoring, Assessment and Planning.
General SBIR/STTR Information (FREE to everyone)
  • ABC’s of SBIR/STTR

    Learn what it takes to be eligible for SBIR/STTR funding and which of the 11 participating agencies is the best fit for your technology.
  • SBIR/STTR for Faculty, Post-Docs and Grad Students and University Participation

    Information on commercializing research discoveries, starting a company and taking your technology with you using SBIR/STTR funding.
  • SBIR/STTR Registrations: Getting Ready to Submit Your Proposal

    A critical detail in preparing SBIR and STTR proposals has nothing to do with writing the proposal – it’s getting registered so that you can submit (usually electronically) before the deadline. This webinar takes the mystery out of registrations.
  • Formatting and Readability Tips for SBIR/STTR Proposals

    A compelling, competitive SBIR/STTR proposal is made better by writing and formatting that enhances readability by reviewers and showcases your technology to its best advantage.
  • Using the Solicitation to Write Your Proposal

    This webinar helps take the mystery out of the solicitation document by describing the differences between granting and contracting agencies and explaining how to decipher what they are looking for from you.
  • How to Protect Your SBIR/STTR Technology’s Data Rights

    Learn what constitutes SBIR/STTR data (and what does not), how to protect it, and how all of this information can be critical in your efforts to move your technology to Phase III commercialization.
National Institutes of Health SBIR/STTR Proposal Development
  • NIH Part 1: Program Overview

    Overview of the NIH SBIR/STTR program, including finding a solicitation, deciding which Institute or Center best fits your project, talking to NIH and understanding the review process, including how to begin planning for your submission.
  • NIH Part 2: Proposal Preparation Basics

    This webinar covers proposal prep for the NIH SBIR/STTR program including planning the project, review criteria specifics, components of the proposal, commercial plan elements, formatting tips, and more.
  • NIH Part 3: Developing the Budget

    This session walks you through the development of an NIH project budget. Items discussed include what costs need to be included (direct, indirect, unallowable), understanding the different roles on a project, how to write a budget justification, and budget best practices.
  • NIH Part 4: How to Use ASSIST to Submit Your Proposal

    Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) is NIH’s web-based service for preparation, submission, and tracking of grant applications using Grants.gov’s downloadable Adobe forms. Learn about the benefits and get step-by-step instructions on using this streamlined means of electronically submitting your NIH proposal.
  • NIH Part 5: Preparing to Receive NIH SBIR/STTR Funding: How Do I Get the Money?

    This webinar provides details on what you’ll need to present to your NIH program officer, when and how you actually get the money and common errors to avoid once you have the funding.
Grants/Contract Management
  • How to Prepare a Budget for Your SBIR/STTR Proposal

    A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving your project from start to finish. This session will walk you through the development of a project budget, including: costs to include, writing a budget justification, what indirect rate should be used, and more.
  • What You Need to Know About Gov’t Audits

    When is an audit required? How do you prepare? Who performs the audit? This session answers those and other questions and also covers types of audits, company financial policies and procedures, contracts and agreements, equipment logs; required reporting, audit alerts, and more.
  • Practical Strategies for Indirect Rate Development

    Learn indirect cost treatment and how to prepare an indirect cost proposal: 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.
  • QuickBooks & Compliance for SBIR/STTR Awardees

    Learn how to use QuickBooks accounting software to manage accounting requirements, including managing funds from DoD, NIH, NSF, or DoE, as well as reporting requirements and close-out procedures.
  • Policies & Procedures for SBIR/STTR Awardees

    How to manage the funds you’ve received, stay in compliance with government regulations, and direct your business in an organized manner. Learn how to set up and manage procurement policies, payroll, employee leave and other internal controls necessary for success.
  • Essentials of Commercialization Planning

    Get tips on developing the components of a credible commercialization plan from demonstrating market opportunity to product/technology considerations, developing business strategy and building your team. Reviewer exceptions are covered throughout along with agency requirements and much more.
  • Patent Law Survey for Academics and New Entrepreneurs

    The presenter will walk through patent application preparation and prosecution, describing the effect of dates, documents, and discourse with the patent office to improve your general understanding of the patent process and increase your efficiency in working with technology managers and patent counsel.

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