Learn How to Do Business with the DOD

Another federal agency that EnRep tracks for contracting opportunities is the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The DoD's Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) assists small businesses in finding opportunities with the agency and supporting their mission. OSBP's website provides information on the acquisition process and necessary steps to become part of their government contracting or subcontracting [...]

May 17th, 2017|Contracts, DOD, Information, Resources, Small Business|

SCORE’s Live Webinar: Managing Cash Flow

SCORE provides live webinars for small business owners that want to grow their companies. This upcoming Thursday, May 18th, at 1:00pm, they will be hosting a webinar on the fundamentals of cash flow management. Specifically, on how to develop a cash flow budget and utilize it to make financial decisions and future forecasts. Click here to [...]

May 15th, 2017|Events, Resources, SCORE, Small Business|

Compensatory Time Off for Small Businesses

Recently, members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), submitted a proposal to Congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act by enacting the Working Families Flexibility Act. This bill would allow employers of large and small private-sector companies to offer time off instead of overtime pay. This article lists some pros and cons and gives additional [...]

Accounting: A Vital Function for Small Businesses

Good accounting principles are vital to any business. Accounting is more than just debits and credits; it includes accounts receivable, operational budgets, changes in costs, and so much more. Setting goals and keeping good records are critical to a company's health and financial performance. This article explains why accounting is such an important function to any small [...]

May 10th, 2017|Accounting, Information, Small Business|

Employee Handbook: A Communication and Management Tool

Employees are one of the most valuable assets of a business and a comprehensive employee handbook is one of the best communication and management tools used to define expectations in the workplace, along with what the employee can expect from the company.  It is a manual that states the company's policies and procedures and should include topics such [...]

May 8th, 2017|Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

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 [...]