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It's Time for the Expo in Englewood!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3rd Annual Englewood Business Resource & Lenders Expo

Did you realize there is a wealth of business resources at your fingertips?

* Learn about Opportunity Zones.
* Learn how to expand your business by getting certified for potential government contracts.
* Learn how you may receive help streamlining your manufacturing business.
* Learn about how the library can help with business marketing research.
* Hear from the area's nonprofit lenders and what they can do for your business.
* Hear from the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
* Visit directly with all of the above--and MORE!

The third annual Englewood Business Resource & Lenders Expo is being held Friday, March 22nd, 8:00 – 9:30 AM, at the Englewood Civic Center, 2nd floor Community Room.  Twenty business resource partners will each give a short introduction to their services. Marcia McGilley of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC will emcee the event, and the City of Englewood will give an update from the Economic Development Office.  A continental breakfast will be served, AND it's all FREE.  Get all the details for this free event here.

LEADING EDGE for Transportation Industry

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

LEADING EDGE for Transportation 
Architecture, Engineering, Construction

Sign up today for this award-winning business planning course designed specifically for highway design and construction contractors.  The cost has been reduced for this March 28 - May 22 program only.  These nine weeks could change the course for your business growth.

Download the flyer here.  | Register here...

LEADING EDGE for Transportation Businesses

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

    

It's the final week to register for the award-winning LEADING EDGE for Transportation business planning program in Colorado Springs. Don't miss your chance to join the next cohort of successful contractors for a nine-week course customized for growing businesses in A&E and construction. You’ll get hands-on training from industry experts, large contractors and peers to help develop your management skills, build capacity and win more contracts.

January 10 – March 7, 2019
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 8:30pm
FREE!  $200 deposit with full refund upon graduation

Location:  Pikes Peak SBDC @ Catalyst Campus
559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101 | Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Attend an Information Session on Thursday, January 3rd from 6PM - 7PM to learn more about the course and meet some of the instructors. 

Registration deadline is Monday, January 7th.  Register here...

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.

CDOT CENTRAL 70 PROJECT

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
KIEWIT MERIDIAM PARTNERS SELECTED TO BUILD AND OPERATE CDOT CENTRAL 70 PROJECT

CDOT has selected Kiewit Meridiam Partners (KMP) as the preferred proposer to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Central 70 Project. KMP was chosen from four teams of finalists who submitted proposals for the project in early June. Over the next few months, CDOT will work with KMP to finalize the contract. KMP is expected to be fully on board by 2018 with construction scheduled to begin in spring of 2018. In addition to submitting a proposal that will deliver Central 70 on time and on budget, KMP will further CDOT’s commitment to local communities, including a $1 million contribution from KMP to student scholarships and other community programs.
 
KMP also brings a proven track record of delivering some of Colorado’s largest and most complex projects, including Denver Union Station, I-225 Rail Line, Pecos Street Over I-70 Bridge Replacement, the US 34 Big Thompson Canyon Emergency Repairs, and the Transportation Expansion (T-REX) project. Kiewit's 70-year presence in Colorado also includes building the second bore of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel in 1975.  Learn More...

Did you know?  If you are an existing business and would like to learn more about how to become certified for government contracts or the procurement process, the SBDC has consultants through Connect2DOT who can give you some guidance.  Sign up for consulting and mention that you are wanting to expand into the government sector.