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Become a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

Happy Memorial Day! The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) classifies certain small businesses in separate socio economic categories. One of these is the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSB). This program specifically helps individuals that have been classified as Service Disabled Veterans (SDV) and provides them distinct federal contracting opportunities. This site will help you navigate through the [...]

May 29th, 2017|Resources, SBA, SDVOSB, Small Business|

Prevent these Small Business HR Mistakes

As a small business owner, we tend to take on different roles within the company, which could prove to be risky if not managed properly.  One of these responsibilities might be Human Resources (HR) Management.  This article explains the top 5 HR mistakes that small business owners tend to make and how to avoid them.  They include [...]

May 26th, 2017|Human Resources, Resources, Small Business|

Supporting Small Businesses Through SBIR & STTR Programs

Recently, there was a joint hearing in the House to discuss improvements to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in order to promote small businesses' innovative ideas. Not only do these programs make an impact on the small business community,  but they are essential to encourage competitiveness, build the country's [...]

What are Procurement Technical Assistance Centers?

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a handful of resources for small businesses to potentially acquire government contracts. One of these resources is the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs). PTACs provide counseling, training, and assistance to those small business owners that are interested in selling their products and/or services to the government. They help you register [...]

May 19th, 2017|Resources, SBA, Small Business|

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|

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|

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|