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SBA Loan Program: A Financial Resource

Small business owners sometimes struggle financially when deciding to expand their business' products or services. It might be because they're just starting out, or investing in new equipment, accounts, or staff, or even deciding to pursue federal contracts. All of these can be possible if the business has the financial capability to invest. The U.S. Small Business [...]

April 28th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

Data Represents Your Business’ Retention & Turnover Rates

When small businesses hire employees, retention and turnover rates may become challenging. Retention represents the rate at which an individual stays or remains in the organization. Turnover, on the other hand, signifies the rate at which employees leave and are replaced. When both are combined, they help determine how well your organization is performing in terms of [...]

Know Your Business’ Accounting Tasks

Frequently, small business owners struggle to create their business' financial statements and prepare reports for the tax season. This site is a great accounting resource for guidance and organization of those important documents and when to schedule them. It can help with specific tasks you may need to perform in order to stay compliant. Some of these include recordkeeping [...]

16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is having their 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo. The event's objective is to network small business owners from around the country with different agency officials, contracting representatives, and other experts in the industry. Small business owners have an opportunity [...]

April 21st, 2017|DOE, Events, News, Resources, Small Business|

National Small Business Week’s Live Webinars

This year, during National Small Business Week (NSBW), the SBA will be offering online seminars to help small businesses become more productive and scalable. They include a variety of topics that focus on the economy, online advertising, marketing campaigns, capital growth, and federal contracting opportunities, to name a few. These live webinars will be offered [...]

April 20th, 2017|Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business, Webinars|

Learn How to Obtain a Contract with EPA

EnRep frequently provides information to small business owners on how to do business with different federal agencies. Today we focus on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA's awarded contracts are planned and administered by their Office of Acquisitions Management (OAM). This site will help you evaluate EPA's available contracting opportunities. Additionally, it provides the necessary information related to requirements, [...]

SBA Expands its Emerging Leaders Initiative

In 2008, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) started the Emerging Leaders Initiative, a seven-month program targeted at small businesses. The program's purpose is to provide intense executive training sessions in order to create sustainability and economic development. These sessions are meant to educate the business owner on entrepreneurship, job creation and growth opportunities. This year, the [...]

April 17th, 2017|News, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

How to Support Next Women’s Generation in Small Businesses

Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB's) are making a significant impact in today's society. As a result, we need to encourage and support the new generation of women business entrepreneurs. This articles provides four ways to take action that benefits women in the business world. They are: become a representative for young entrepreneurs, create an internship program, attend [...]

April 14th, 2017|Information, SBA, Small Business, WOSB|

How to End Harassment in Your Business

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) provides information and updates on HR issues and policies. Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), recently spoke at a SHRM conference, regarding harassment in the workplace. She provided four main checklists that every business owner should utilize, that include: leadership and accountability, anti-harassment policies, harassment [...]

April 12th, 2017|Information, Regulations, Resources, Small Business|

Know the Difference Between Cash vs Accrual Accounting

How do you measure your business' growth and success? Most small businesses simply look at their bank statement. However, this might not be the best methodology.  There are two main methods of financial reporting: cash and accrual accounting. Differences between the two include the time at which payments are received and expenses are reflected on statements and bookkeeping processes, to [...]

April 10th, 2017|Information, Resources, Small Business|