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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|

Small Business Committee Approved Views & Estimates for FY 2018 Budget

Recently, the House Small Business Committee approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. While supporting the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Committee focused on providing certain priorities for the SBA in order to support the 28 million small businesses operating in the country. These are: increase capital access programs, invest in [...]

April 7th, 2017|Information, News, Reports, SBA, Small Business|

Learn How to do Business with the DOE

Often, we track the performance of several federal agencies that provide government contracting opportunities for small businesses. One of these agencies is the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is a division whose goal is to provide maximum acquisition opportunities to small businesses. This site helps to [...]

April 5th, 2017|Contracts, DOE, Resources, Small Business|

Federal Contracting Market Trends

There are a number of unique contracting opportunities for small businesses, especially within the federal market. An increase in available options has brought about an increase in competition.  Therefore, its important that small businesses stay informed of possible changes and trends. This article describes an upsurge in the number of contracting opportunities for businesses in the energy, construction, and service [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Contracts, Information, News, Reports, Small Business|

‘Blacklisting Rule’ Blocked by President

President Trump has signed a resolution to permanently block the 'Blacklisting Rule' that, in part, requires federal contractors to report labor law violations that might have prevented them from obtaining contracts.  Some lawmakers maintain that there is already a system and vetting process in place to do just that. This article further explains the other blacklisting [...]

March 31st, 2017|Contracts, News, Small Business|

Millennipreneurs: A New Business Generation

SCORE has recently released their latest infographic regarding the new business generation known as Millennipreneurs, Millennial entrepreneurs. Their research indicates that 40% of Millennipreneurs are highly driven and want to become their own boss. However, when comparing this group to other generations, they actually delay starting their own business and being self-employed.           [...]

March 29th, 2017|News, Resources, SCORE, Small Business|