Small Business Academy
Jul 11 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
EBMUD Training Resource Center
375 Eleventh Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Please come out and participate in the small business academy hosted by Skanska USA Civil West.
The Purpose of the Skanska Academy Is to:
For More Effective Participation In Significant Public and Private Contracts, with Contributions to The Local Economy
The Skanska Academy for Small Business
Most small businesses are started by individuals or groups, who know how to 'do something', 'make something' or 'sell something'. For most small, emerging, and expanding businesses, the bulk of their time is spent on ‘doing’, ‘making’ or ‘selling’ that product or idea that got them into business in the first place. Very little time may be left for issues like business development, certification processes, and learning how to actually win more of the business, more of the time.
As a recent example, the Federal Stimulus Funding, and local ‘Measure’ funding reaches into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Construction projects throughout the State and Region will need a steady stream of businesses and their employees to complete the projects currently on the drawing board. And yet many Minority or Women – owned UDBE / DBE firms and firms that could be certified are not currently in a position to capitalize on this huge financial windfall.