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Date Time Location Event Details Registration
Jan. 12, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon

MnDOT Central Office
395 John Ireland Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

Mini Business Clinic (PDF) Developed to provide certified DBEs and other small business entities with basic business technical help on common topics associated with MnDOT contracting opportunities. We'll provide one-on-one consultation on where/how to find contracting opportunities once you are certified, certified payroll requirements, obtaining a SWIFT account, and more. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Jan. 14, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

QuickBooks Intermediate: Year-End (PDF) Great follow-up to basic class. Learn year-end tips and tricks. Identify and correctly fix common mistakes. Handle loans, credit cards and sales tax. This class is hands-on and will save you money in accountants’ fees. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Jan. 28, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Learn to Pitch Your Business (PDF) A hands-on workshop for small business owners on effective positioning and selling. Understand your target audience. Introduce your company and sell your company’s distinctive competitive advantages. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Feb. 9, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon

MnDOT Central Office
395 John Ireland Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

Mini Business Clinic (PDF) Developed to provide certified DBEs and other small business entities with basic business technical help on common topics associated with MnDOT contracting opportunities. We'll provide one-on-one consultation on where/how to find contracting opportunities once you are certified, certified payroll requirements, obtaining a SWIFT account, and more. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Feb. 10, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126
I-35 Forest Lake Unbonded Concrete Overlay and Bridges Meet and Greet (PDF) Learn about design-build project S.P. 8280-47 being let June 2, 2017. Project details. No registration necessary
Feb. 11, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Critical Financial Skills (PDF) Evaluate your company’s financial strength and understanding of key financial industry ratios used by banks and surety companies to assess credit worthiness. Cash-flow projections to anticipate cash needs. Breakeven analysis covered as a technique to determine pricing, overhead and evaluate capital expenditures. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Feb. 15, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Project Management & Critical Path Method (PDF) Morning session: Specify project objectives and plans, delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants. Coordination and control of planning. Afternoon session: Basic workings and concepts of CPM. Participants will construct a CPM chart. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Feb. 25, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

QuickBooks Intermediate: Job Costing (PDF) “Did we make money on that job?” Create estimates, determine profitability by job and handle progress payments and retainers. Time saving tips help keep you on the job and making money. Hands-on using SCC’s laptop computer lab. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
March 8, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Pre-Qualification & Geospatial (PDF) Morning session: What is pre-qualification? Who can apply? What is the advantage of Pre-qualification? Who typically gets prequalified? Afternoon session: Geospatial information used in mapping, surface analysis, network analysis and geovisualization. Address benefits to company. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
March 9, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon

MnDOT Central Office
395 John Ireland Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

Mini Business Clinic (PDF) Developed to provide certified DBEs and other small business entities with basic business technical help on common topics associated with MnDOT contracting opportunities. We'll provide one-on-one consultation on where/how to find contracting opportunities once you are certified, certified payroll requirements, obtaining a SWIFT account, and more. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
March 15, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Advanced Legal (PDF) Covers issues that arose as a pattern during prior construction seasons. Tips include: MnDOT contract specifications, bond claim basics, Responsible Contractor law. Also legal issues of claims, indemnification, good faith, implied contract duties, force account work and changes in conditions. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
March 25, 2017 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Increasing Your Capacity by Partnering (PDF) Focus on ways for small firms to collaborate on projects, thereby increasing the firm’s capacity to be an attractive bidder/partner. Covering basic considerations and practical aspects to increase the probability of success. We will discuss ways to find viable partners that match your firm’s strategic needs. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
April 13, 2017 8 a.m. to Noon

MnDOT Central Office
395 John Ireland Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

Mini Business Clinic (PDF) Developed to provide certified DBEs and other small business entities with basic business technical help on common topics associated with MnDOT contracting opportunities. We'll provide one-on-one consultation on where/how to find contracting opportunities once you are certified, certified payroll requirements, obtaining a SWIFT account, and more. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.