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Event calendar

Date Time Location Description Registration
Oct. 21, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Oct. 28, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Nov. 5, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Winning MnDOT Work Course 101. Positioning Your Company - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this beginner course, you will gain an understanding of MnDOT organization and project delivery. Recognize the effect market conditions have on pricing, learn to take a systematic approach to estimating and hear from DBE guest speakers.

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Nov. 12, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Nov. 12, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Becoming Successful Course 102. Running a Business - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. This beginner course will provide an overview of key components of running a business. Discuss operational components and strategies, barriers facing a DBE and learn to "think like an owner."

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Nov. 14, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Making Money Course 104. Basic QuickBooks- The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this beginner course, attendees will aquire a basic understanding QuickBooks.

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Nov. 18, 2020 9 - 11 a.m. TBD DBE & Workforce Collaborative Meeting rlieser@zanassoc.com
Nov. 25, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Dec. 1, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Staying Out of Trouble Course 105. Prevention - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this beginner course, attendees will become familiar with legal components and ramifications in the construction industry. Learn different parts of a contract, subcontractor clauses, bid qualifiers and more.

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Dec. 3, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Making Money Course 103. Accounting Fundamentals - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this beginner course, attendees will aquire a basic understanding of accounting terms and practices including review of financial statments, financial repair, and break-even analysis.

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Dec. 10, 2020 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Increasing Business Course 106. Value of Marketing - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this beginner course, gain an understanding of the concept of branding and the importance of marketing. Discuss ways to build your brand, market your company, create an elevator pitch and gain a basic understanding of different marketing techniques.

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Dec. 10, 2020 9 - 10:30 a.m. TBD Worksite Cooperation Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Dec. 16, 2020 9:30 - 11 a.m. TBD Leadership Committee Meeting fxiong@zanassoc.com
Dec. 23, 2020 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Summit Academy OIC Conference Room 1
935 Olson Memorial Hwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Workforce Results & Transparency Meeting - The Results and Transparency workgroup reviews and monitors the projects, workforce goals, and progress in hiring women and people of color on highway construction projects. The workgroup also provides consultation and support to contractors and MnDOT as needed when workforce goals are not being met. rlieser@zanassoc.com
Jan. 5, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Staying Out of Trouble Course 205. Protection - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner.  This intermediate course will provide an understanding of laws that affect the construction business and discuss reducing business liabilities. Gain an understanding of business law, change orders, sub-contracts liability, bonds and more.

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Jan. 7, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Winning MnDOT Work Course 201. Preparing the Tools - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this intermediate level, you will learn from MnDOT Experts as they discuss useful tools and valuable lessons. They will be discussing alternative MnDOT contracting methods, small business contracting opportunities, prevailing wage, bid opportuntities and how to do business with MnDOT.

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Jan. 12, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Becoming Successful Course 202. Implementing Strategies - The DBE Business Academy from the perspective of running a business as an owner. This intermediate course will provide an understanding of management units and how to identify short and long-term goals.  Learn how to create a SWOT analysis and its benefits. Discuss MnDOT Prequals, handleing economic downtime and more.

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Jan. 16, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Making Money Course 204. Accounting with QuickBooks System - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. This intremediate course will apply QuickBooks for sales, accounts receivable and accounts payable. 

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Jan. 21, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Making Money Course 203. Maximizing Profit - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner.  In this intremediate course, learn how to use accounting practices for your business needs, review general ledger theory, income statment, job costing, payroll and tax preparation.

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Feb. 2, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Winning MnDOT Work Course 301. A Successful Submittal -The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner.  At this advanced level, gain an understanding of the componenets of a successful bid and review the submittal process. This course will also include presentations from prime contractors, hear their experience and what they look for from their sub-contractors. 

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Feb. 9, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Increasing Business Course 206. Integrating Strategies - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. This intermediate course will focus on different marketing strategues and how to integrate them. Discuss and prepare a makreting plan and learn the value of ustilizing multiple strategies. 

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Feb. 11, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Becoming Successful Course 302. Sustainability -The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this advanced course, attendees will prepare operational action plans, discuss the need for implementing strategies to achieve action plan goals, how to navigate the ups and downs of owning a busines and the transitional phase from the DBE program.

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Feb. 16, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Making Money Course 303. Making MORE Money - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this advanced course attendees will evaluate their business's financial position and generate projections. As well as, gaining an understanding "buying vs. leasing", cash flow,  balance sheet and how to conduct a financial statment analysis.

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March 2, 2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Staying Out of Trouble Course 304. Construction Law and Contracts - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner.  This advanced course will provide different legal components of a MnDOT Contract, specifications, performance bonds and MnDOT Forms. 

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March 9,2021 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Join via Zoom DBE Business Academy: Increasing Business Course 305. Action Plan - The DBE Business Academy is from the perspective of running a business as an owner. In this advanced course the attendee will create marketing goals and action plan to achieve them, discuss the value of analyzing results, a marketing cycle and how to adjust your marketing strategy as your company grows. 

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Questions: sbaker@imoconsultinggroup.com