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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|

Expanding Federal Contracting Program Through HUBZones

An expansion of SBA's HUBZone Program is currently underway, allowing more small businesses located in rural communities to participate in federal contracting opportunities. Recently, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced the new legislation called Invest in Rural Small Business Act. This act would increase the number of [...]

May 4th, 2017|Contracts, 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|

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 [...]

Know Your Business’ Accounting Tasks

Frequently, small business owners struggle to create their business' financial statements and prepare reports for the tax season. This site is a great accounting resource for guidance and organization of those important documents and when to schedule them. It can help with specific tasks you may need to perform in order to stay compliant. Some of these include recordkeeping [...]

16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is having their 16th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo. The event's objective is to network small business owners from around the country with different agency officials, contracting representatives, and other experts in the industry. Small business owners have an opportunity [...]

April 21st, 2017|DOE, Events, News, Resources, Small Business|