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29 05, 2017

Become a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

May 29th, 2017|Resources, SBA, SDVOSB, Small 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 [...]

26 05, 2017

Prevent these Small Business HR Mistakes

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

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 [...]

25 05, 2017

Supporting Small Businesses Through SBIR & STTR Programs

May 25th, 2017|House Small Biz Committee, Information, Resources, SBA, Small Business|

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 [...]

24 05, 2017

Avoid these Small Business Accounting Mistakes

May 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What are some accounting mistakes you might be performing in your business? As a small business owner, these can greatly effect the company's financial performance. This article provides the most common accounting pitfalls and the potential impacts on a business. Click here to know how to avoid these.

22 05, 2017

New Trends in Absence Management

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

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 [...]

19 05, 2017

What are Procurement Technical Assistance Centers?

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

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 [...]

17 05, 2017

Learn How to Do Business with the DOD

May 17th, 2017|Contracts, DOD, Information, Resources, Small Business|

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 [...]

15 05, 2017

SCORE’s Live Webinar: Managing Cash Flow

May 15th, 2017|Events, Resources, SCORE, Small Business|

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 [...]

12 05, 2017

Compensatory Time Off for Small Businesses

May 12th, 2017|Human Resources, Information, Regulations, Small Business|

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 [...]

10 05, 2017

Accounting: A Vital Function for Small Businesses

May 10th, 2017|Accounting, Information, Small Business|

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 [...]