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Small business expert hosts workshop at Pitt State 

A national expert on small business development will be at Pittsburg State University next week to help entrepreneurs obtain federal funding. 

Jim Greenwood, owner of the Florida-based Jim Greenwood Consulting Group, will host an SBIR Workshop on Wednesday, March 7, in the Overman Student Center. The workshop runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the OSC Sunflower Room. It is open to the public with an admission fee of $25. Pitt State students can attend for $5. 

SBIR is the acronym for Small Business Innovation Research, which is a federal initiative that provides more than $2 billion in grants and contracts each year to small and start-up companies. The funds are used to support development of new products or enhancements to current products based on advanced technologies. 

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Jim Greenwood to Pittsburg State University,” said Darrell Pulliam, interim executive director of the Kansas Polymer Research Center. “This workshop will be a valuable tool for those innovators and entrepreneurs who have ideas and dreams and are looking for that vital piece of funding.” 

During the morning session of the workshop, Greenwood will discuss the basics of SBIR and a similar federal initiative called Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR). Greenwood will also exhibit and explain the four-step process to preparing a competitive Phase 1 SBIR/STTR proposal. 

The afternoon session will help attendees understand how to put an SBIR project into the proper context of their business. Also, Greenwood will be available for one-on-one sessions on a limited basis. 

The workshop is sponsored by the Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State University and the UAS Cluster Initiative. 

To register for the SBIR Workshop, visit 

For more information about SBIR/STTR and the Jim Greenwood Consulting Group, visit 

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