The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking input on the certification process for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) and Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) program. SBA is preparing to amend its regulations in order to implement section 825 of the National Defense Authorization Act in the 2015 Fiscal Year (2015 NDAA). Section 825 removed the statutory authority allowing WOSBs [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Office of Inspector General's report "Improvements Needed in SBA's Management of the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program" identified inconsistencies with management and oversight. OIG recommended training and outreach programs to Federal contracting officers and WOSB firms, along with revision of information and documentation provided by the SBA.
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, [...]