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Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) assists legally blind individuals. They train them for food service careers and offer job opportunities on various properties. BET has about 115 employed managers.

Logon to Submit & Obtain Reports

Enter your ID and password on the log-in screen, then click the sign-in button. First-time users: It is recommended that you change your password.

To support its operation, BET receives

  • Federal funds
  • Program-generated funds derived from fees assessed against the net proceeds of the BET manager of operations and commissions

You may be eligible for Business Enterprises of Texas (BET) services if you are:

  • Legally blind according to federal standards
  • A U.S. citizen residing in Texas
  • Age 18 or older
  • A high school graduate or holder of a GED
  • In good general health and have current eye and physical examination records

To qualify, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitation staff must refer you to the BET program.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria above, you must be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Stand for 10 hours or more, daily
  • Bend, stoop and twist without injury to self or others
  • Lift 35 pounds regularly, and up to 50 pounds
  • Work at least a 40-hour week
  • Successfully complete all BET assessment and training requirements
  • Have and know how to use all devices and assistive technologies required for BET training, including low vision aids, talking calculator with ear piece, accessible thermometer and note taking equipment
  • Have proper clothing for the classroom and work

Get individualized services to prepare for employment as a food services manager.  Services are based on eligibility and determined by need.

Receive training and instruction in BET operations, procedures and management skills:

  • Business practices, instruction at college-level
  • BET standard accounting procedures and forms
  • cost management
  • Customer service principles
  • On-the-job training at a BET facility, provided by a licensed BET manager
  • Skills training, provided by a BET training specialist

Training helps you:

  • Learn to work alone or in a team, show leadership and teamwork
  • Be organized, come to work on time, handle stress, and meet deadlines
  • Solve problems and use equipment correctly
  • Manage buying and inventory, keep records, and handle money
  • Talk well with others, including customers
  • Improve customer service
  • Sometimes travel, follow rules, and handle food safely
  • Hire, train, and manage employees according to labor laws

Managers in BET need to send monthly financial reports for their facility. 

Entering a New Report

The first screen that will appear is the Reports Listing screen. 

  1. To enter a new report, select the Click for New Report link located on the Left side between the Reports Listing heading and the list of reports. This will take you to the Date and Facility Information screen. It will welcome you by your name. 
  2. Tab or select the Enter Month/Year text box. This text box already has the current month followed by a slash followed by the current year. You can enter a new month and year for the reporting period if you would like to. 
  3. The next item on this page is Facility list box. By default it has the Facility number selected for which the manager is allocated to. If a manager has two or more facilities then all the facilities numbers are shown in the list box and one of them is selected by default and the manager has the ability to select another facility number if they want to. 
  4. Tab or select the Go to Expenses data form button.

Expense Data

This will take you to the Expenses Data Form screen. By default the Vendor Name text boxes will have the value of Please Enter Vendor Name; the Counter text boxes, Machine text boxes and Miscellaneous text boxes will have the value of zero. The manager can change any of these values if they want to. Here you will enter the name of each vendor and enter as a counter, machine or miscellaneous expense against each vendor entered. 

You can use the copy and paste function for the vendor names if you have the vendor names on another document. This screen has a total of 35 rows for vendor, counter, machine and miscellaneous information. Please use only one row per vendor. 

Note that the three columns are totaled at the bottom of the page which gives the total of counter, machine and miscellaneous expenses. These values are read only and cannot be edited. Upon completion of entering vendor information, tab to or select the Save and Go to Stand Report button.

New Stand Data

The next page is the New Stand Data Form. By default this page loads with a value of zero in all the text boxes. The manager can change any of the values or leave the zero value as it is. The manager can input values for:

  • Counter Sales
  • Machine Sales
  • Other Income
  • Counter Ending Inventory
  • Machine Ending Inventory
  • Wages Paid (Spouse)
  • Wages Paid (Employees)
  • Social Security
  • Unemployment (State & Federal)

If you do not have values to enter for any of the fields, just doing a tab keeps the value as 0 for those text boxes. 

Submit Report

When you have input all these figures, select the check box for eSignature, and then select the Submit Report button. If you do not check the eSignature check box and Submit Report button, an alert message pops up asking you to check the eSignature check box.

This will input your report to the BET database, where BET staff can review your facility information. 

Report Review by BET Staff

Once BET staff approves the report, the Reports Listing table will update. The "Approved" column becomes "Yes" and the "Activity" column becomes "None." After BET staff approval, you can't edit the report, but you can still pick "Show Monthly" or "Show Year to Date" options and print the reports.

Review & Edit Reports

Clicking the Edit link on the Reports Listing page takes you to the Expenses data form. This form has the same values you entered for Vendor, counter, machine, and miscellaneous when creating the report. The other text boxes will have "Please Enter Vendor Name" for Vendor and zeros for Counter, Machine, and Miscellaneous. You can edit all values on this page except the totals at the bottom. If things look right, click Save and Go to Stand Report.

For the Edit Stand Data Form page, the text boxes hold the values you entered, and the rest show zeros. You can edit all values here. If it's all good, select Submit Report after checking the eSignature box. After submitting, you'll go back to the reports listing page.

Additional Information

  • The logout link is present on all the pages except Year to Date report and Monthly report
  • The value in the Activity column on the Reports Listing page shows Edit when the Approved column value is No. For all Approved Reports the value in the Activity column is None
  • The Reports Listing page is shown based upon the most recent date
  • The Back button is provided on all the pages except Reports Listing page and Change Password page
  • A Print button is provided on Monthly and Year to Date Report pages
  • During the edit process, the manager is by passed with the Date and Facility Information page and is directly shown with the Expenses data form

Annual Overview

DistrictCafeteriaSnack BarVendingConvenience StoresTotalsPercentage of ProgramHighway Rest Areas
South Austin721102016.26%3
Fort Worth231311915.45%6
San Antonio011822117.07%4
El Paso302102419.51%3
North Austin66712016.26%1
% of program15.45%12.20%69.1%3.25%   

Federal Locations

AgencyCafeteriaSnack BarVendingConvenience StoresTotalsPercentage of Program
Vending Routes0080411.76%

Statewide Averages

Cafeterias Excluding Military Contracts
Counter and Vending20222021202020192018
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods44.14%42.93%45.05%42.67%43.46%
Average Monthly Labor Cost24.49%28.4%37.38%28.99%30.25%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost8.72%12.22%10.18%8.51%8.67%
Average Monthly Net Profit22.65%16.46%7.38%18.14%17.23%

Snack Bars
Counter and Vending20222021202020192018
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods39.0948.27%47.44%42.25%42.34%
Average Monthly Labor Cost34.1840.47%28.31%25.11%25.46%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost11.0319.06%8.06%7.80%8.32%
Average Monthly Net Profit15.700.00%14.62%24.84%24.21%

Convenience Stores
Counter and Vending20222021202020192018
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods40.9941.96%44.25%42.53%42.61%
Average Monthly Labor Cost21.5821.05%23.10%16.35%22.23%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost10.0012.21%10.44%6.41%6.95%
Average Monthly Net Profit27.4224.79%22.21%34.71%32.55%

Post Offices
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods51.4847.24%43.58%46.82%45.67%
Average Monthly Labor Cost10.0111.53%12.67%9.83%8.92%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost1.791.66%1.15%1.37%1.32%
Average Monthly Net Profit36.7239.56%42.60%41.97%43.73%

State Prisons
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods47.7250.09%54.68%48.00%48.39%
Average Monthly Labor Cost11.1515.28%16.93%11.40%12.47%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost5.4310.42%8.77%4.06%4.76%
Average Monthly Net Profit35.8224.21%19.63%36.53%35.59%

Highway Rest Areas
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods46.3349.20%50.70%48.27%49.74%
Average Monthly Labor Cost10.7812.71%12.61%11.14%10.04%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost5.666.10%7.64%4.54%5.92%
Average Monthly Net Profit36.9932.11%29.07%32.99%34.11%

State & Federal Locations
Average Monthly Sales Cost of Goods49.6151.68%49.84%49.68%49.10%
Average Monthly Labor Cost14.0919.85%11.72%10.95%10.75%
Average Monthly Miscellaneous Cost7.129.08%11.75%6.38%4.45%
Average Monthly Net Profit28.5523.94%26.69%32.99%35.11%