2017/2018 Training Calendar for the DBE/SBE Program – Looking for Partners
I’m gearing up for the 2018 Fiscal Year training and looking for some partners to share expenses with for workshops, conferences, etc. The DBE program covers the entire state plus the 7 reservations and we are interested in helping all the small businesses in Montana.
As a partner you would be responsible for:
Making the flyer for the event
Collecting the fee for the class & and keeping the fee
Booking the room
The DBE/SBE program will pay for the consultant(s) and lunch if needed…..
Some of the classes that we have been offering are:
QuickBooks (Beginners, Payroll, Inventory, Advanced)
Liens – How to get your money
Marketing on a Budget
Human Resource – Must Knows
Sales – Develop your toolbox
Bonding & Insurance
SEO & Google Analytics
Certifications (women, minority and small business)
I’m open to any classes that will help small businesses, just give me a call or email me.
Starting July 1st we are also offering the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification, which is open to any small business that is not women owned or minority owned.
The certification is free and the criteria is basically the same as the DBE program.
The owner is a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U.S.
Your personal net worth is less than $1.32 million excluding your primary residence and your ownership interest in the business
Annual gross receipts cannot exceed $23.9 for the past 3 years
The business must be for profit
Must be Independently owned
Why a small business would want to be certified with us:
List on the only directory in the state for small businesses
Receive direct invitations to bid from the Quote Request system
Receive supportive services with training, workshops, conferences, etc
Reimbursement of up to $2500 for Highway related businesses
Help with creating or updating a business plan
Please refer any business interested in being recognized (certified) as a woman, minority or small business to Maggie Metzger #444-6337 or Maghan Strachan #444-0841 or to our website at http://www.mdt.mt.gov/business/contracting/civil/dbe.shtml
Department of Transportation
Civil Rights Bureau
E-mail: [email protected]
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