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LEADING EDGE™ for Transportation

Thu 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
10 sessions ending Thu, Oct 5
Topic: Government Contracting

Join the elite group of graduates that have completed an interactive business planning course designed specifically for highway design and construction contractors.

Offered by the Denver Metro SBDC and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), this 10-week course was built on the award-winning LEADING EDGE business planning curriculum and tailored by industry experts to help contractors determine the best growth strategy for their business. If you want to successfully perform on CDOT, City and County of Denver, RTD, and other government contracts, this is a great step to build capacity and gain the contacts that you need to win.

What To Expect:

Create a Business Development Plan tailored to meet your business needs, goals, and objectives for growth. Focus on increasing your business's capacity to successfully perform as a sub and prime contractor on government contracts. Work one-on-one with experienced business advisors to reach your goals. Gain an introduction to industry mentors and prime contractors and connect with community leaders, government agencies, and other resources. Receive preferential enrollment consideration in the CDOT Mentor-Protege Program. Graduate with recognition from CDOT, prime contractors, and more! Investment: $695 Full Price $347.50 Special Reduced Tuition Investment

Thanks to a CDOT Scholarship, registration is 50% off. There is a 100% reimbursement upon graduation, so the class could be totally free!

Graduation Requirement: You must submit a business/strategy plan by two weeks after the course and attend at least eight of the ten classes to graduate.

IMPORTANT DATES Info Sessions July 13, 2023 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | RSVP Register Now July 27, 2023 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | RSVP Register Now

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2023

Course Sessions August 3 - October 5, 2023 | Thursday evenings | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register Now

Contact Christopher Goetz at or call 303-620-8026 for questions.


In business 2+ years (or equivalent industry experience) Minimum of $100k in sales (for single practitioners on the consulting/professional services side, there may be exceptions) May have employees or may be working alone but planning to hire Able to provide a balance sheet, statement of cash flow, income statement and quarterly profit and loss statements. Eager to learn and committed to growing your business. Certified DBE/ESB/MWBE/SBE companies preferred. Contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at (720) 624-6728 for exceptions if you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements.

What to Expect: This is a hybrid course (classes taking place in-person with an option to join virtually)

  • Click here for a list of the program tracks over the 10 weeks
  • Peer learning with a group of businesses in the transportation industry
  • One-on-one coaching from course facilitators and consultants
  • 3-hourly workshops once per week including small group exercises, guest speakers, and breakouts
  • Introduction to industry mentors and opportunities to connect with prime contractors
  • Insight and feedback on your business development plan, financials, 3-year cash flow projection, industry market analysis, competition and marketing approach

Cost: $347.50 deposit ($695 value!) There is a 100% reimbursement upon graduation so it could be totally FREE! To graduate, you must attend at least 8 of 10 sessions and submit a completed business plan, evaluation, and present on graduation day. Register Now

Fee: $ 347.50

Payment can be made online with credit card

Phone: 303-620-8076


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