MMSD Business Capacity Development Program

Business Development

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Business Capacity Development Program (BCDP) is designed to increase the capacity and capabilities of small, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses (S/W/MBE firms) to better compete for and participate in MMSD projects. The program increases business owners’ knowledge and confidence in key areas for business success.

In collaboration with established businesses, organizations, and mentors, program participants are able to partake in customized training and mentoring, including:

  • Live online business development training seminars
  • Online training curriculum
  • One-on-one business mentoring

Participants prepare and plan for business improvement, increasing the likelihood of thriving in their industries, and thereby increasing their own success and creating opportunities for others to do the same.

Who Should Participate?

The BCDP is designed specifically for businesses that are certified or taking steps to become certified as an SBE, MBE, WBE, VBE, or DBE.  Individuals who should attend include:

  • Business owner
  • Operating officer or other key staff
  • Critical decision-makers from the firm

Representatives of local non-profit organizations or non-certified firms may also participate if their work relates to the District.

Participants can register to attend any or all of the virtual training seminars.  Registered attendees will automatically be enrolled in the self-paced online training curriculum and have access to one-on-one business mentoring.  There is no cost to attend the seminars or participate in any of the other program elements.

Construction Management Seminars

Participants prepare and plan for business improvement, increasing the likelihood of thriving in their industries, and thereby increasing their own success and creating opportunities for others to do the same.

To view the 2020 schedule or to register: Construction Management Seminar Schedule.

Professional Development Seminars

This series is geared toward professional services vendors wishing to hone their skills in marketing their business, developing proposals, and project management.  Contractors and other vendors are welcome to attend these seminars, although some modules may be geared to the request for proposal (RFP) process.

To view the 2020-21 schedule or register: Professional Development Seminar Schedule.

For inquiries regarding the program, please email swmbe@mmsd.com.

Class Description Date & Time Registration
Project Management Part 2: Document Control & Risk Prevention 12/3/2020 9 AM – 11 AM Click Here
Business Model Canvas – Session 1 12/9/2020 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here
Business Model Canvas – Session 2 12/16/ 2020 4 PM– 5 PM Click Here
Structuring a Small Business for Success 12/17/2020 9 AM – 11 AM Click Here
Writing Proposals – Session 1 1/6/2021 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here
Writing Proposals – Session 2 1/13/2021 4 PM– 5 PM Click Here
Leadership & Communication – Session 1 1/20/2021 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here
Leadership & Communication – Session 2 1/27/2021 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here
Successful People and Project Management – Session 1 2/3/2021 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here
Successful People and Project Management – Session 2 2/10/2021 4 PM – 5 PM Click Here