Nominations for Small Business Week Awards Open

The Small Business Administration is asking for nominations for the “2016 National Small Business Week Awards”.  If your small business has an amazing success story then submit your nomination online here, by 3:00 PM ET on January 11, 2016.  Winners will be announced during National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016.

January 7th, 2016|Events, Small Business|

DOE announces inaugural National Cleanup Workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced its first ever National Cleanup Workshop to be held on September 29-30, 2015 in Arlington, VA.  Discussion topics include planned cleanup of some of the 107 sites across the U.S. (MAP), developing new cleanup technology, and improving contract and project management, to name a few. DOE officials will [...]

September 16th, 2015|Events|

Happy 62nd Birthday, SBA!

Did you know that the U.S. Small Business Administration was founded on July 30, 1953?  Although earlier agencies were based on similar philosophies and ideas, the SBA was created to “aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns” as stated in the 1953 Small Business Act. Today, the [...]

August 5th, 2015|Events|

Project Accounting vs. Standard Accounting

If your company has or may have government contracts, then establishing a Project Accounting System is extremely important.  One of the key differences between Project Accounting and Standard Accounting is that costs are allocated and tracked amongst the different contracts (or projects) and not corporate divisions or functional groups. The ideal situation is to have [...]

July 31st, 2015|Resources|

Government Contracting Goals

The U.S. Small Business Administration plays an important role in awarding at least 23% of all prime government contract dollars to small businesses.  They also assist federal agencies in meeting specific statutory goals for socio economic categories: Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)—5% Goal Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)—5% Goal Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)—3% Goal Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned [...]

July 7th, 2015|Resources, Small Business|

Apprenticeships, Internships, Co-ops, Oh My!

As a small business, it can be difficult to navigate through every aspect of what it takes to make your company successful.   One key task facing your business may be finding employees that can help you achieve your vision.  Indeed there are a lot of resources available, but how about taking the time to develop [...]

July 1st, 2015|Resources, Small Business|

EnRep Graduates From Athena Power Link Program

In November 2011, EnRep was chosen as one of three companies in the Central Florida area to begin a mentoring program from AthenaPowerLink.  The organization is dedicated to helping women business owners succeed and grow their business. Throughout the year, Jennifer Dickerson met regularly with local business advisors in the fields of marketing, human resources, [...]

November 12th, 2014|Awards, Small Business|

The Department of Energy Environmental Management Budget & Performance

The DOE EM Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request and distribution of those funds is now posted on the website: The U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week: Since 1963, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week.  This June 17-21, 2013, the events will take place in Seattle, Dallas, [...]

November 12th, 2014|Events, Resources|