LEADING EDGE™ for Transportation & Construction

Connecting Businesses to CDOT Opportunities
 

 

Description:

Get prepared to work on the $1.2 billion CDOT Central 70 Project! We invite small businesses in the highway construction industry to participate in a highly customized, interactive business planning course that will set you up for success. For the first time ever, this program can be FREE for you thanks to the CDOT scholarship program. 

LEADING EDGE for Transportation & Construction is an eight-week course presented by 
Connect2DOT
 designed to help business owners in highway design and construction how to become more competitive and successful in the transportation industry. The course is designed to help you determine the best growth strategy for your business to successfully perform on projects with the CDOT and other USDOT-funded contracts. By the end of the course, you will have an actionable business development plan in place and a solid understanding of course topics - including strategic planning, construction and managerial accounting, prime contractor marketing, estimating and bidding and project management. 

 

What to Expect:

  • Peer learning with a group of construction contractors in the transportation industry

  • One-on-one coaching from course facilitators and consultants

  • Eight three-hour weekly workshops including small group exercises and guest speakers (including CDOT Central 70 puruit team members)

  • Introduction to industry mentors and opportunities to connect with prime contractors, community leaders, government agencies and other resources

  • Feedback on your business development plan 

Benefits:

  • Free registration to workshops (excluding QuickBooks I) at the Denver Metro SBDC while enrolled

  • One year subscription to the Bid Express Small Business Network, valued at $2,200

  • Automatic eligibility and entry into the upcoming CDOT Mentor-Protege program

  • Entry into the Colorado SBDC Annual Business Plan Competition with cash prizes for top awardees

  • Invitation to an exclusive Meet & Greet event for LE graduates with the CDOT Central 70 Project Developer (fall 2017)

Investment:

Firms may apply for scholarships to cover the full cost of the program. A 50% scholarship is offered to eligible businesses upon registration. A 50% tuition reimbursement will be provided to firms who graduate and attend at least 7 our of 8 sessions, actively participate in course discussion and complete assignments, submit a business development plan and complete eight to ten hours of consulting


Important Dates:


                    Info Session

March 7, 2017 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Register
  Registration Deadline       March 21, 2017 

  Course Sessions March 21 to May 9, 2017 | Tuesday evenings | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  Graduation May 23, 2017 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.


Contact Olivia Rollene at olivia.rollene@denversbdc.org or call 303-620-8076 for questions. 


Cost:

Standard Program Fee - $645.00

SPECIAL(Half price before
March 15th) - $322.50

Additional Employees - $375.00

Retake Fee - $275.00


Register Here


Location & Parking:

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
1445 Market St., 5th floor
Denver, CO 80202

The Denver Metro SBDC offers discounted valet parking for $6 through P.F. Changs valet service.


Meet the Facilitator: 

Sponsored by:

Jennifer Kurtz

  Jennifer Kurtz

    Facilitator

 




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