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Date Time Location Description Registration
Dec. 5, 2019 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Market & Collaterals - Looking to create or revamp your logo? How about developing a company brochure or pitch deck? Need to develop a postcard campaign or social media art? Sign up for this interactive workshop and learn how to develop your own collaterals on the Canva platform! RSVP by Nov. 28, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Dec. 5, 2019 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
CRM - The CRM workshop helps small businesses customize and use a Customer Resource Management tool. Implementing a CRM tool into businesses from an early start, helps better relations with customers, increases sales by anticipating and identifying needs more effectively. RSVP by Nov. 28, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Dec. 9, 12 and 19, 2019 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Small Biz Sereis - Small Biz Workshops takes traditional business topics and translates them into interactive-practical workshops - working with the “End Goal in Mind” - to ensure business owners focus on their strategic and marketing plans that will move them forward during the growth stages of their business. Taken together, the topics within each of the Workshops build upon each other, providing a solid foundation that will help entrepreneurs manage and operate their business! (lunch Included). RSVP by Dec. 2, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Dec. 10, 2019 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104
Create and Design your own Website!  We will provide one-on-one assistance to help with content creation and design of your website!  RSVP by Nov. 26, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Dec. 10, 2019 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  

Negotiated Maintenance Contracts Program - Here’s your chance to learn everything about MnDOT’s Maintenance Contract Program! Mindy Heinkel—Maintenance Operations Program Administrator is conducting a series of High Point Workshops, sharing details about this up & coming program that is taking a new life at MnDOT’s Maintenance Department! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!

After the workshop, meet and connect with MnDOT’s district Project Managers! MnConnect is the perfect opportunity to chat about scopes of work and present your capability statements!

RSVP by Dec. 3, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Dec. 11, 2019 9 a.m. - noon Shoreview Training and Conference Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Focus Seminar: Learn how to interpret MnDOT plans and scopes of work denae.johnson@projectsolutionsinc.com
Dec. 11, 2019 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Branding & Advertising Pitfalls - Dive into the practical aspects of Marketing, mostly used by businesses. In this workshop, learn how to analyze your market, fine tune sales strategies and techniques, define your brand, and learn the best marketing channels suitable for your business. RSVP by Dec. 4, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
Dec. 11, 2019 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Social Media - Social media has become mainstream for everyone, including businesses! This workshop is designed to provide you the basic foundation of having a social media presence, include the development of a social media calendar! RSVP by Nov. 4, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
Dec. 12, 2019 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Shoreview Training and Conference Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Attention! Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: Sign up for one-on-one, MnDOT Project Based Assistance. (by appointment only) denae.johnson@projectsolutionsinc.com
Dec. 18, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MnDOT Spec Book & Dissecting Highway Heavy Plans - Join us for this interactive workshop as Mike Leegard, Contracts Administration Engineer of MnDOT and the Estimating Team at C.S. McCrossan Dissects Bids & Specs! The focus of this workshop is to help you understand MnDOT’s Spec Book and use it to prepare your bids. (Lunch Incl)  RSVP by Dec. 11, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 7, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Start Me UP - Learn what is required to become a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise! Understand what is required to get a government contract or work as a subcontractor for a general contractor with a Federal or State contract.  RSVP by Dec. 31, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 8, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Safety Plan & Risk - Overview of information needed for safety compliance and hazard recognition for your small business and employee safety. This workshop will highlight business owners’ duties and requirements to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees.  RSVP by Jan. 1, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 8, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Responding to RFPs - Preparing an RFP can be daunting!  In this workshop, we will breakdown the components of an RFP and provide tips and tricks to creating your own template!   We will review a sample RFP and discuss the best approach for scope of work, work plan, tasks, and more. RSVP by Jan. 1, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 9, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  

Negotiated Maintenance Contracts Program - Here’s your chance to learn everything about MnDOT’s Maintenance Contract Program!   Mindy Heinkel—Maintenance Operations Program Administrator is conducting a series of High Point Workshops, sharing details about this up & coming program that is taking a new life at MnDOT’s Maintenance Department! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! 

After the workshop, meet and connect with MnDOT’s district Project Managers!  MnConnect is the perfect opportunity to chat about scopes of work and present your capability statements!

RSVP by Jan. 2, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 15, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Job Costing - TBD RSVP by Jan. 8, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Jan. 15, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Estimating Foundations - If you have been looking for a way to make sense of bidding and understanding how the numbers work, this workshop will provide you a general understanding of estimating!  RSVP by Jan. 8, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 4, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
CPM Scheduling - TBD RSVP by Jan. 28, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 5, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MnDOT Spec Book & Dissecting Highway Heavy Plans - Join us for this interactive workshop as Mike Leegard, Contracts Ad-ministration Engineer of MnDOT and the Estimating Team at C.S. McCrossan Dissects Bids & Specs! The focus of this workshop is to help you understand MnDOT’s Spec Book and use it to prepare your bids. (Lunch included). RSVP by Jan. 29, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
Feb. 11, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MnDOT Change Orders - Change orders HAPPEN in construction! The key is to identify the triggers, understand the change order process, and manage them to ensure the project keeps moving forward! This workshop will provide MnDOT’s overall process on contracted MnDOT projects!  RSVP by Feb. 4, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
Feb. 11, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
AASHTOW - TBD RSVP by Feb. 4, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
Feb. 12, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  

Negotiated Maintenance Contracts Program - Here’s your chance to learn everything about MnDOT’s Maintenance Contract Program!   Mindy Heinkel—Maintenance Operations Program Administrator is conducting a series of High Point Workshops, sharing details about this up & coming program that is taking a new life at MnDOT’s Maintenance Department! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE! 

After the workshop, meet and connect with MnDOT’s district Project Managers!  MnConnect is the perfect opportunity to chat about scopes of work and present your capability statements!

RSVP by Feb. 5, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
March 3, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Start Me UP - Learn what is required to become a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise! Understand what is required to get a government contract or work as a subcontractor for a general contractor with a Federal or State contract.  RSVP by Feb. 25, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
March 4, 5 and 6, 2020 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Financial Fundamentals Series - Financial Fundamentals provide an in depth understanding of how your company’s finances can be instrumental to your success. This 3 DAY WORKSHOP builds upon each other, linking concepts together for small business. (Lunch included). RSVP by Feb. 26, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
March 16, 2020 9 a.m. - noon Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
EI & Conflict Resolution - This workshop will introduce the concepts of emotional intelligence (EI) and will provide attendees with information that shows the benefits of using EI personally and professionally.   RSVP by March 9, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
March 16, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Leadership in the Workplace - This workshop will take a look at traits successful leaders have in common for heading up others.  We will illustrate and highlight how many successful leaders have servitude qualities that transcends their company’s successes.   RSVP by March 9, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
March 17, 24 and 31, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Small Biz Series - Small Biz Workshops takes traditional business topics and translates them into interactive-practical workshops - working with the “End Goal in Mind” - to ensure business owners focuses on their strategic and marketing plans that will move them forward during the growth stages of their business.  Taken together, the topics within each of the Workshops build upon each other, providing a solid foundation that will help entrepreneurs manage and operate their business! (Lunch included). RSVP by March 10, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 18, 2020 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
MS Office - Understand how to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! This foundation workshop will provide a high-level overview of creating, modifying, and saving documents you can use for your business! RSVP by March 11, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
March 18, 2020 1 - 4 p.m. Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Google Suite - Unleash the power of digital tools! In this workshop, you will learn how to use Google Suites’ own Suites- including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, Forms, and more! RSVP by March 11, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
makeecompany.com/rsvp4events
April 7, 2020 TBD Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Greater MN - MN Connect: Duluth - TBD RSVP by March 31, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 14, 2020 TBD Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Greater MN - MN Connect: St. Cloud - TBD RSVP by April 7, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 21, 2020 TBD Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Greater MN - MN Connect: Mankato - TBD RSVP by April 14, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997
April 28, 2020 TBD Spruce Tree Center
1600 University Ave. West
Suite 19
St. Paul, MN 55104  
Greater MN - MN Connect: Rochester - TBD RSVP by April 28, 2019
tamar.l@makeecompany.com
651-756-1997