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
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)
A 50% scholarship is offered to eligible businesses who register/pay before March 15. 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 and submit a business development plan.
||March 7, 2017 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
|Registration Deadline||Registration Closed
|Course Sessions||March 21 to May 9, 2017 | Tuesday evenings | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
*One Monday session on 4/24
|Graduation||May 23, 2017 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.|
Contact Olivia Rollene at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-620-8076 for questions.
Cost: Registration ClosedStandard Program Fee - $645.00