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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), a statewide university-based business development service, is seeking a Small Business Counselor. This position is based in Hickory, NC through Appalachian State University's SBTDC Regional Service Center.
The Technology Commercialization (Tech) counselor is responsible for providing appropriate support, advice and referrals to clients relating to business needs and challenges of their business in the areas of technology transfer, intellectual property, technology commercialization and product development. The Tech counselor routinely advises clients on developing business plans, commercialization plans and evaluating technologies, markets and team required to move ideas from concept to commercial product launch.
- Working knowledge of financial plans, funding proposals and funding resources.
- Knowledge of Federal SBIR/STTR funding programs a plus.
- Highly desired will be direct entrepreneurial experience, change management leadership, and fundamental understanding of debt and equity capital relevant to small-to-mid-size businesses.
- Five years of relevant work experience preferred.
Department: Sm Bus Tech Dev Center - 170001