Collaborations come in many flavors

Bancroft Information Services maintains a number of mutually beneficial relationships with other companies, consultants and organizations.  Sometimes they work together on projects and sometimes they refer to each other out of professional courtesy and the goodness of their hearts! Either way, the companies and groups below are all first-class colleagues that we’re proud to call our strategic alliances.

Keeping with that courtesy, if you choose to contact these companies, please let them know you were referred by Jan Knight at Bancroft Information Services.


CATEGORY: Business Incubator
Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI):
The Business Incubator associated with the University of Arizona. Jan has been a Partner at AzCI for many years and in addition to having provided research to a number of the clients is a regular presenter at the Incubator on the topic of Market Research.


CATEGORY: Business Plan Writing & Review, Investor Pitch Decks
Cayenne Consulting: A consulting company with a focus on business plan writing and consulting and whose goal is “To help entrepreneurs get their act together before they talk to investors.” Jan acts as Cayenne’s market research specialist and in this role can help add great value to investor level business plans.


CATEGORY: Economic Development, SBIR assistance
The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) works with a team of professionals on a Technical Assistance Program, offering consulting services to local clients applying for SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grants from federal agencies. Jan provides research assistance to help inform the market opportunity and commercialization sections of those proposals.


CATEGORY: Economic Gardening, Business Development
The National Center for Economic Gardening maintains a number of specialists offering market research services, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Digital Marketing services from independent contractors all certified in Economic Gardening concepts. Jan provides market research to regional economic development units who are helping local companies from within.


CATEGORY: Business Incubator
NACET (Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology): The Incubator is Northern Arizona’s primary location for fostering business growth and economic vitality. It offers hands-on business incubation programs to help companies innovate. Jan acts as a Mentor at NACET and helps clients to determine the best research sources for their specific ventures and needs.


CATEGORY: Business Consulting
Strategy1 is an Arizona based business consulting and coaching company offering services to maximize the performance of entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. They offer integrative solutions for strategy, profit and people while focusing on leadership, HR, Marketing and Consulting.


CATEGORY:  Government Contract Management & SBIR Consulting/Writing
Summit Contract Management:  Summit helps companies secure GSA contracts, SBIR/STTR contracts and grants, subcontracting projects, and other procurement opportunities with government entities.

Jan provides research services to these clients who are either looking for funding from government grants or are interested in working with the government. Research can range from researching grant opportunities and solicitations to business/market research for commercialization plans.  She also acts as a Red Team Reviewer for government grants.



“Jan Knight has supported the Arizona Center for Innovation since it began in 2003. She has provided market research support for several of our Start-up companies as they work on their business plans. This information is key in helping them to determine the market size, which market to target, and the overall commercial feasibility of their venture.
…Marie Wesselhoft, Former Executive Director, AZCI – Arizona Center for Innovation.