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NWBC Report: Entrepreneurial Ecosystems & Women Entrepreneurs

Recently, the National Women's Business Council (NWBC) released a report regarding the importance of an overall community environment and what that means in terms of growth and sustainability for women entrepreneurs.  This concept is otherwise know as an "entrepreneurial ecosystem."  The report provides a model that policy makers and other stakeholders can use to evaluate [...]

May 5th, 2017|NWBC, Reports, WOSB|

Learn to Subcontract with the DOT

Some small business owners aren't aware of the many federal government subcontracting opportunities that are available to them in order to sell  their business' goods or services. One of EnRep's goals is to provide as much information as possible to sell to certain federal agencies. One of those agencies is the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  This site [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Contracts, DOT, Resources|

Burden of I-9 Paperwork on Small Businesses

Alike large companies, small businesses have to be compliant with required forms and other necessary documentation. It's important for a small business owner to understand the significance of accuracy and timely submittal of these forms. This article points out the importance of the I-9 form and the burden it places on small business owners; there is [...]

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|