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LEADING EDGE™ for Transportation

Take Your Business To the Next Level!

加入已经完成专门为公路设计和施工承包商设计的交互式商业规划课程的精英毕业生群体.

Hosted by the Denver Metro SBDC, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and City and County of Denver, 这个为期9周的商业计划项目是为建筑承包商和A&希望在运输和基础设施行业建立能力并取得成功的顾问. If you want to successfully perform on CDOT, City and County of Denver, RTD, and other government contracts, 这是建立能力和获得人脉的重要一步.

Contact Rob Rose at rob.rose@denverchamber.org or call for questions.

Program Tracks

  1. Chart Your Course: Refocus your mission, vision, goals, and core values.
  2. Show Me the Money: 了解你的财务状况并预测招聘时的现金流, equipment acquisition, and expansion.
  3. Marketing Magnetism: Learn successful marketing strategies for small businesses.
  4. Mastering Government Contracting: Navigate certifications, target customers, bid opportunities, and the small business sweet spot for winning more contracts. 
  5. Bidding to Win: 了解要收取多少费用,以及哪些工具和技巧可以帮助你创建更准确的投标(咨询师和承包商分成两部分).
  6. Operational Efficiency: 完善你的人力资源、债券、保险、网络安全等系统和政策. 
  7. Meet the Primes: 从主承包商和政府机构那里获得关于即将到来的项目的内幕消息,以及你如何在人群中脱颖而出. 
  8. Business Plan Reinvented: 总结你的商业计划,从你的教练和同事那里获得全方位的信息,帮助你完善发展战略.
  9. Graduation! 与家人、朋友和同龄人一起庆祝你的成功,并得到CDOT节目主持人的认可 & City and County of Denver.

Investment

$650 $322.50  $200

Thanks to a CDOT Scholarship, registration is 50% off. 毕业时可以全额报销,所以课程可以完全免费!

*毕业要求:您必须在课程结束后两周内提交一份商业/战略计划,并至少参加9门课程中的8门才能毕业.*

IMPORTANT DATES

Info Sessions
July 7, 2021 :30 PM | Register Here
July 28, 2021 :30 PM | Register Here

Registration Deadline
August 3, 2021

Course Sessions
August 4, 2021 – September 29, 2021
Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Register Here

Graduation
September 29, 2021

Contact Rob Rose at rob.rose@denverchamber.org or call for questions.

Drops: Any drop must be done within the first week. 你将得到几乎全部的补偿- 50美元将说与SBDC支付硬成本.

Eligibility

  • In business 2+ years (or equivalent industry experience)
  • 至少10万美元的销售额(针对咨询/专业服务方面的单身从业人员, there may be exceptions)
  • May have employees or may be working alone but planning to hire
  • Able to provide a balance sheet, statement of cash flow, income statement and quarterly profit and loss statements
  • Eager to learn and committed to growing your business
  • Certified DBE/ESB/MWBE/SBE companies preferred
  • 如果您没有满足所有的资格要求,请致电(720)624-6728与Connect2DOT项目经理联系.

Meet the Facilitators

Connect2DOT Program Manager

Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer是Connect2DOT全州项目经理,也是Caddis LLC的所有者, 一家商业和营销咨询公司,专门为运输行业的公司提供小型商业项目开发和支持服务. She has 25 years of marketing and management consulting experience, 与从初创企业到财富500强公司的各种客户合作. 她为企业和政府机构提供市场分析方面的战略方向, corporate positioning, brand strategy, integrated marketing planning, proposal writing, supplier diversity, and small business program management. 她直接负责50多个国家和国际客户,经常被要求在国家组织和活动中提供主题演讲和培训.

Cathy在CDOT担任顾问12年,为DBE/ESB公司提供技术援助,并支持CDOT DBE/ESB项目的发展和拓展. In 2008, Cathy是CDOT差异研究小组的一员,该研究用于确定在州公路施工承包中基于种族和性别歧视的补救项目的需要. As a result, 她协助CDOT员工重组DBE/ESB项目,并确定2013 - 2015年FHWA年度DBE总体目标. 她对CDOT的合同和项目交付方法有广泛的了解,并帮助数百家公司向CDOT营销他们的服务.

在开始自己的业务之前,Cathy是华盛顿大学的高级系统分析师.C. 在这家管理咨询公司,她曾在国会图书馆管理大规模的联邦财政和采购软件实施, US Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, and Louisville Water Company. She consulted with clients to re-engineer workflow procedures, define system requirements, and streamline business processes.

Cathy is currently the Program Manager for Connect2DOT, 管理CDOT和科罗拉多小企业发展中心之间的合作关系,并协助商业咨询, training, outreach, 并通过遍及全州的14个中心向承包商和顾问提供技术支持. Cathy received a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Cathy可以通过位于丹佛市中心的丹佛地铁SBDC咨询, as well as by virtual appointment statewide.

Business Planning, Strategic Growth, Technology, Government Procurement and Certifications, Marketing

Jennifer Kurtz

Jennifer Kurtz is cyber program director at Manufacturer’s Edge, the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partner for Colorado. 她在不同的商业领域工作了20多年:作为企业家(技术咨询和景观设计), strategic relationships liaison, organizational development lead, and founding principal for Conundrum Creek Consulting. Her government procurement experience includes RFP development, proposal writing and review, program evaluation, project management, contract fulfillment, certifications, and GSA Schedule. She is affiliate faculty at Regis University (graduate courses in cyber security and project management since 2010); author of the book “Hacking Wireless Access Points: Cracking, Tracking, and Signal Jacking” (2016), 除了书籍章节和文章,还有一个关于实际安全的每月博客, “Simply Cyber”; five years as technology infrastructure manager for an international automotive manufacturer; and former award-winning director of eCommerce for the State of Indiana. She holds an MBA and PMP certification. Through the Denver Metro and Pikes Peak SBDCs, Jennifer共同领导了交通/建筑行业的领先优势项目, the Growth Catalyst Business Coaching program, 并为小企业开设了一系列网络安全课程.

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