All DBE Business Academy courses and one-on-one meetings will be virtual.
DBE Business Academy
The purpose of the DBE Business Academy is to assist small businesses in identifying the essential core areas necessary to be successful in their business and to win MnDOT work. This multi-level program instructs from the perspective of a business owner. MnDOT contracted with IMO Consulting Group to administer the DBE Business Academy.
The DBE Business Academy focuses on bringing tools and subject matter experts to educate and assist the small business owner in areas such as: bidding MnDOT work, business financials and accounting, business operations, marketing strategies and contract law. The DBE Business Academy includes five areas of focus and each include a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level. Upon attending courses, DBE’s will be by assigned a mentor and one-on-one meetings will be scheduled to focus in more depth on the DBE’s specific needs as they strive to improve their business.