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Date Time Location Event Details Registration
Dec. 1, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
101. Basic Concepts & Construction Documents: Ready to bid? In this beginner's course you will learn how to apply strategic thinking to bidding and basic skills such as math to assist with bidding and estimating.

RSVP by Nov. 17, 2018. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Dec. 3, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Small Business Resource Center
Spruce Tree Centre

1600 University Ave West
1st Floor Conference Room
Saint Paul, MN 55104
START ME UP! DBE Workshop:  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 11/26/2018 to R. Lynn Pingol - 651-756-1997 or mkc@dbecenter.com

Dec. 3, 2018 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Small Business Resource Center
Spruce Tree Centre

1600 University Ave West
1st Floor Conference Room
Saint Paul, MN 55104
LET'S GO DBE! Workshop:  You've Done It!  Now what?  Learn how to maximize the DBE Resource Center, know what sites to use to find bids, how to use the MnDOT Website and learn other programs that offer assistance to DBEs, and more! 

RSVP by 11/26/2018 to R. Lynn Pingol - 651-756-1997 or mkc@dbecenter.com

Dec. 5, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
204. Intermediate Accounting: This intermediate course will review the core principles, accounting methods, General Ledger Theory, accounts payable and receivable.

RSVP by Nov. 21, 2018. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Dec. 10, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Small Business Resource Center
Spruce Tree Centre

1600 University Ave West
1st Floor Conference Room
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Small Biz Workshop 1:  Series of Business workshops covering key topics:  "Legal Beagles" From insurance and bonding, contracts, and safety plans, this class will discuss and review the importance of these components in business and the latest updates in the industry.    "Zombie I Am Not” From payroll, labor laws, team training, and leadership, this course covers topics related to the human factor of your organization!  "Finding Money” Learn what you need about overhead, budgets, financials, and traditional/alternative funding sources.  Light breakfast & lunch will be served.

RSVP by 12/03/2018 to R. Lynn Pingol - 651-756-1997 or mkc@dbecenter.com

Dec. 11, 2018 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Small Business Resource Center
Spruce Tree Centre

1600 University Ave West
1st Floor Conference Room
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Small Biz Workshop 2:  Series of Business workshops covering key topics:   "To Market To Market” Understand the market and what strategy to take to ensure you reach your target audience!  Learn how to use social media and create materials for marketing!  "3 People You Should Meet" Tie Networking components from the start and the importance of Customer Service and Follow Up.  "No Delay!  Do Today!" Time Management and procrastination is a challenge for everyone running and operating a business! Learn ways to manage time and operate efficiently.  Light breakfast will be served

RSVP by 12/03/2018 to R. Lynn Pingol - 651-756-1997 or mkc@dbecenter.com

Dec. 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc. Suite 100 12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka MN 55343 106. Basic Contract Practices: Become familiar with legal components and ramifications in the construction industry.

RSVP by Nov. 28

Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment.

Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Dec. 12, 2018 9 – 11 a.m.

Minneapolis Urban League
2100 Plymouth Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55411

MnDOT DBE and Workforce Collaborative - full membership meeting. Contact collaborative@effective.org for more details
Dec. 12, 2018 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Small Business Resource Center
Spruce Tree Centre

1600 University Ave West
1st Floor Conference Room
Saint Paul, MN 55104
LET'S GO DBE! Workshop (For Professional & Technical DBEs):  You've Done It!  Now what? Dedicated specifically for PT Consultants, this version of the workshop will discuss components of being a consultant, prequalification's, contracts, while learning how to maximize the DBE Resource Center,  know what sites to use to find bids, how to use the MnDOT Website and learn other programs that offer assistance to DBEs, etc.

RSVP by 12/3/2018 to R. Lynn Pingol - 651-756-1997 or mkc@dbecenter.com

Dec. 13, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
107. Basic Marketing Strategies: Gain an understanding of the concept of branding and the importance of marketing. Learn about the importance of networking and how to use your focus five targets.

RSVP by Nov. 29, 2018. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Jan. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
203. Business Management: This intermediate course will focus on your individual business needs. Gain understanding of the management team that a successful business needs and identify short and long-term goals for each individual business.

RSVP by Jan. 1, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Jan. 19, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
201. MnDOT Construction and Bid Preparation: This course will focus on highway heavy projects. Learn how to include all the business overhead and mark-up in the unit price, find "red-flags" and so much more. Including, understanding relevant MnDOT specifications.

RSVP by Jan. 5, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Jan. 29, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
202. Construction Documents and Bid Preparation for Vertical Construction: Recognize the importance of reviewing all spec sections and understand the importance of addenda, alternates, substitutions and unit prices.

RSVP by Jan. 15, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Jan. 31, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
207. Integrated Marketing: Focus on how to integrate different techniques to reach your company’s goals. Topics include: marketing plan, direct email marketing basics and social media techniques.

RSVP by Jan. 17, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
206. Legal Practices in Construction: This intermediate course will provide an understanding of laws that affect construction businesses and how to reduce business liabilities.

RSVP by Jan. 22, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 7, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
300. Preparing a MnDOT Bid and Bidding as a Prime: This course will be presented by a MnDOT expert. The course will provide an indepth look at the different components of a MnDOT Bid. This course is highly recommneded before taking the advanced 301a-301i courses.

RSVP by Jan. 24, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 9, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 2
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
205. Accounting with QuickBooks System: In this course you will receive hands on experience with QuickBooks. Discover the use for sales, accounts receivable, purchase, payroll and unique considerations for construction accounting systems.

RSVP by Jan. 26, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 12, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301G. Construction Material Hauling: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for construction material hauling. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Jan. 29, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 12, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301E. Guardrails: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for guardrail projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Jan. 29, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
301B. Concrete Paving and Wall Construction: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for concrete paving and wall construction projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Jan. 31, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 26, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
305. Advanced Integrated Marketing and Results Analysis: This course will focus on how to integrate social media into a marketing plan, create an action plan for all marketing tools and analyze results.

RSVP by Feb. 12, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

Feb. 28, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
302. Management Strategies: In this course, you will review general management strategies and be given the opportunity to prepare operational action plans tailored to your business.

RSVP by Feb. 14, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 5, 2019 8:30 – 10 a.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301C. Clearing and Grubbing: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for clearing and grubbing projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Feb. 19, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 5, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301A. Demolition Salvage and Removal: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for highway heavy projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Feb. 19, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
303. Financial Planning: In this advanced course you will evaluate your company’s financial position and generate business projections.

RSVP by Feb. 21, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 9, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
301D. Landscaping and Turf Establishment: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for landscaping and turf establishment projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by Feb. 23, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
304. Construction Law: In this advanced course you will gain an understanding of different legal components of a MnDOT Contract.

RSVP by Feb. 26, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 26, 2019 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 2
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301F. Ornamental Railing and Fencing: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for ornamental railing and fencing projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by March 12, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 26, 2019 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. MnDOT Conference & Training Center, Room 11
1900 County Road I
Shoreview, MN 55126
301H. Rip Rap Placement: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for rip rap placement projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by March 12, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.

March 28, 2019 8:30 – 11 a.m. IMO Consulting Group, Inc.
Suite 100
12900 Whitewater Dr. Minnetonka, MN 55343
301I. Traffic Control: This advanced course will provide hands-on experience in preparing a bid for traffic control projects. As well as, understanding risks, requirements and expectations of bidding as a prime.

RSVP by March 14, 2019. Businesses are recommended to complete a self-assessment. Questions, contact Shannel Baker at sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com or 952-446-7898.