About the Small Business Technology Council (SBTC)
The Small Business Technology Council is a non-partisan, non-profit industry association of companies dedicated to promoting the creation and growth of research-intensive, technology - based U.S. small business.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN SBTC
- An established and dynamic association of young, emerging, research-intensive, technology - based companies in the U.S.
- The leading industry organization advancing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program which provides over $1.2 billion annually to companies in Government R & D contracts.
- A much needed voice in Washington advancing the small business technology agenda and defending the industry from bias and unfair attacks.
- A successful effort to enhance the growth and success of member companies through cooperative programs.
- A valuable CEO forum, offering management support and advanced technology networking to make your company more successful and profitable.
Today, young and emerging successful companies recognize how important and helpful an organization like SBTC can be in supporting their individual businesses. Helping members to (1) better understand and take greater advantage of the SBIR Program (over $1.2 billion in annual awards from government agencies), (2) ensure important protection of company data rights, and (3) create new business opportunities through Phase III commercialization of your SBIR products represent just a few of the associationís top priorities. Membership dues to join and become an active member are very reasonable and one of the best investments your company can make. SBTC should be considered an essential management function in your company.
BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Public Policy Issues:
SBTC has become a strong, proactive and recognized voice in the formation and implementation of public policy issues and is regularly called upon by leaders in Congress and Government agencies for advice and guidance relating to the role of small business in the nationís technology, R&D strategy, investments, tax and other policy matters that can critically affect small technology enterprises. Also, the SBIR/STTR and other government funded R&D programs represent top priorities.
Industry Communication And Information:
SBTC maintains a website and regularly distributes email messages, Newsletters and News Alerts to cover the latest important Coalition, legislative, and government agency actions and news. Other SBTC publications such as our widely distributed Annual Membership Directory provide your company with important visibility and recognition within the industry.
Executive Networking And Management:
Member executives benefit greatly from the many opportunities for networking and alliance building - an extremely important benefit for the CEOs and founders of small and growing companies. SBTC meetings also provide an excellent forum for executive networking and education, as well as a showcase for increased investor interest in member companies.
Business Support Services:
Building upon the collective and combined strength of member companies, SBTC, working together with National Small Business United, sponsors a number of programs designed to provide cost-effective new benefits for individual member firms.
- Discounts on insurance products through Mutual of Omaha
- Discounts on overnight shipping with Airborne Express
- Discounts on office supplies and forms with NEBS
- Long Distance and Freight discounts