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Date Time Location Event Details Registration
Oct. 8, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Accounting Fundamentals Simplified (PDF) Learn about key accounting concepts. Set up your accounting system and enter transactions correctly. Includes Chart of Accounts, Income Statement and Balance Sheet. Key accounting terminology will be explained. Critical owner skillset. Recommended prep for bonding workshop. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Oct. 13, 2016 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.
Oct. 22, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Quick & Effective Business Planning (PDF) Proven techniques to quickly shape an effective business plan. Techniques include SWOT analysis and SMART goals. Create several critical elements of business plans. Leave class with significant progress on new or revised business plan. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Nov. 5, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

QuickBooks: Basic (PDF) Hands-on class will cover the essentials. Set up your bookkeeping system correctly. We’ll cover: Chart of Accounts, tracking your revenue and expenses, recording customers and vendors, reconciling with the bank. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Nov. 10, 2016 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.
Nov. 19, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Human Resource Essentials (PDF) Covers human resource basics: hiring practices (the first employee), supervisory skills, job descriptions and a basic employee handbook. Best practices for performance evaluations, hiring and recruiting best employees. Assessing initial training needs. Conducting background checks. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Dec. 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Legal Aspects of Bidding (PDF) Legal basics for the construction industry. We will cover the mechanics lien process in detail. We’ll cover documentation needed for estimates, submitting bids and presentation elements to prime contractors. New sections on Change Orders and Approved Products list. Contact Orlanda Klinkhammer at 651-366-3048 or orlanda.klinkhammer@state.mn.us.
Dec. 8, 2016 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. 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, 2016 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, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Marketing & Sales Presentation Skills (PDF) Understand your target audience. Introduce your company and sell your company’s distinctive competitive advantages. Create a sales presentation and deliver a one-minute elevator speech in private. Each speech is videoed. This allows for positive feedback of the student’s presentation skills. A DBE favorite. 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. 11, 2016 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, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Project Management & Critical Path Method (CPM) (PDF) Morning: Specify project objectives and plans, delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting project participants. Coordination and control of planning. Afternoon: 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, 2016 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 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 11, 2016 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

MnDOT Training Center
1900 West CR I
Shoreview, MN 55126

Pre-Qualification & Geospacial (PDF) Morning: What is pre-qualification? Who can apply? What is the advantage of Pre-qualification? Who typically gets prequalified? Afternoon: 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 15, 2016 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, 2016 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.