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WIPP’s Annual Economic Blueprint

The Women Impacting Public Policy's (WIPP's) annual Economic Blueprint sets specific expectations on lawmakers in order to help women entrepreneurs. It is based on an economic agenda that includes access to capital, procurement, healthcare, technology, and export. Each are essential to the growth of women-owned businesses. Recommendations are presented to encourage implementation and to help the women [...]

May 31st, 2017|Information, Reports, Resources, WIPP, WOSB|

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 [...]

New Trends in Absence Management

Absence management plays a pivotal role in workforce productivity. Compliance with federal, state, and local regulations not only affect large businesses but impact small and medium-size companies, as well. Many employers are now outsourcing the administration of short-term disability (STD) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. Other trends focus on providing return-to-work [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Human Resources, Information, Small Business|

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|

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|