The SBIR Coach
"Thanks to your excellent coaching, the proposal was a real winner and has become the gold standard in our organization."
Joe Sims, GM
Stone Engineering Div
Analytical Services, Inc.
"You personify the word "coach" in that you bring out the very best. You know how to pull all the loose ends together and clinch the deal."
Jim Von Wolske, CEO
Super Surface Drives
The SBIR Coach®
is a DBA of
Funding Coach, Inc."
Contact Information: Phone: 512-560-3993
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The SBIR Coach is fighting for his own Reauthorization!
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SBIR REAUTHORIZED! Details HERE
THE SBIR COACH®
Coaching entrepreneurial companies like yours to
Small Business Innovation Research success
for over twenty-five years!
WELCOME to all who have arrived here from a Web Search!
You've come to the right place.
The SBIR game is confusing, with a different process
for every agency, and complex rules of engagement
with many undocumented nuances.
It's not about forms or templates, but rather about telling a compelling story about the project you'd like to do to create
(and eventually sell) a useful and innovative product.
SBIR IS A STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITY
FOR FINANCING COMPANY GROWTH
To explore the When, Why, and How
to seek SBIR funding, look at this:
TO VIEW OUR NEW SBIR OVERVIEW PRESENTATION
AND LEARN ABOUT THE SBIR OPPORTUNITY
FOR ALL ELEVEN FEDERAL AGENCIES,
CLICK ON THIS TITLE SLIDE:
We are looking forward to discussing your desire to better the odds of winning SBIR or STTR awards, to reduce the hassle of figuring out the systems for submission of proposals, and to more strategically move along the path to commercialization. Our track record and client testimonials speak to how we have been doing all of those things for years, and we will do them for you! So poke around a bit, and then give us a call to find out how engaging The SBIR Coach can save time and aggravation, bring you funding, and actually save, yes, save you money!
SBIR: "INNOVATION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME"
Be sure to watch our revealing interview with Richard Bendis of Innovation America for "ASME INNOVATES!" to learn more about the SBIR Program and why you should consider applying for this grant funding with the expert guidance of Fred Patterson - The SBIR Coach:
OK, now that you've watched the interview,
you've probably got some questions. We've got the answers!
First, if you didn't view it above, take a quick look
at our new "SBIR Opportunity Overview" presentation.
(CLICK HERE to view the presentation - it won't take long!)
Then pick up that phone and give us a call -- 512-560-3993.
Competitiveness for SBIR funding has never been tougher.
THE SBIR COACH WILL BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE!
(But we can't be if you don't contact us to learn more!)
Our coaching style is personal.
We don't just tell you how to do it.
We show you the best way to do it.
From our personal experience.
We've played this game - and won!
FREE CONSULTING FOR QUICK QUESTIONS
If you happen to have a specific SBIR or STTR related question
and are unsure where to look for the answer,
please use the simple web-form on our Contact page.
We probably know the answer, and will be happy to help you!
There's a lot of mis-information out there about SBIR "rules".
If it sounds outrageous, or irrationally restrictive,
it's likely untrue. Ask us about it - we do know the rules.
And, what's more, many of the "rules" are policies - not laws.
The Agency SBIR Program Managers can authorize exceptions,
but you have to have a REALLY compelling reason!
No obligation, just friendly support from Fred Patterson, The SBIR Coach.
Got SkimintelligenceTM built in to your proposal?
Ask us about this. It's important!
Are you positioned for SBIR success?
Take our Quick Quiz to find out!
We express opinions on SBIR strategy
and tactics in a regular web column:
CLICK HERE FOR THE "SBIR COACH'S PLAYBOOK"
SBIR Reauthorization on your mind?
For the latest info on what's going on: CLICK HERE
We publish an educational and informative monthly SBIR Coach's Newsletter too!
CLICK HERE for back issues and free subscription details.
We know this game...
Our clients say so.
We prepare winners...
Our track record says so
As national commercialization funding experts, we guide entrepreneurial
businesses into the Major Leagues of technology commercialization.
We specialize in coaching winners in all phases of the SBIR/STTR Program,
enjoying marked success in guiding transition to Phases II and III.
And, as The ETF Coach, we also support the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.