SCORE recently released a first in a series statistic report on over 18,000 pre-start, start-up, or established small businesses. Survey topics include critical concerns, employment contribution, financing opportunities obtained, growth projections, and information sources, to name a few. Future reports will include subtopics on start-ups and business financing. Click here to access the full report.
SCORE will be hosting another live webinar, for small business owners, on how to be compliant with hiring laws. Subject matter will include the latest trends in hiring-related legislation and how they might impact your business. For example, the difference in hiring laws from state to state, pay equity laws, EEOC advice, and best practices, to name a [...]
On Thursday, June 8th, 2017 from 12 pm to 5 pm (EST), SCORE will be hosting a live virtual conference titled: Small Business Success. The conference will include discussions on business' credit profile, social media trends, hiring employees' laws, and more. This is a great opportunity to learn more about SCORE and the many benefits it [...]
On May 9th, Jennifer Dickerson, EnRep's President and the National Association of Women Business Owner's (NAWBO's) Sponsorship Chair, participated in BizFest 2017 at the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando. Hosted by SCORE, the expo's objective was to recognize the contributions made by the outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Central Florida region. This event included [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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 [...]