HOW YOU BENEFIT

  • FREE BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL TRAINING WITH TOP-NOTCH INDUSTRY EXPERTS
  • DIRECTLY CONNECT WITH PRIME CONTRACTORS, AND NJDOT
  • ONE-ON-ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
  • ASSISTANCE WITH  BUSINESS PLANNING, CREDIT AND BONDING

FREE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Being successful in business, and especially in the infrastructure and heavy construction requires a unique set of skills. The Supportive Services Program (SSP) has been developed by NJDOT to impart those skills and training that firms need to succeed in NJDOT and similar projects.

Training curriculum will include business strategy, business plan development, marketing, organizational development and HR, procurement, legal, project management, technology, and financial management and bonding.   The business and industry experts from r6catalyst will provide with classroom training and instruction, and personalized one-on-one coaching.  Some of these topics may be subject to change.

Training will be conducted during Spring and Fall of 2019.  A total of 21 classroom training sessions will be held on Thursdays, mostly from 4 P.M – 7 P.M at the NJDOT HQ at 1035 Parkway Avenue, Trenton, New Jersey.  A detailed training schedule will soon be available for download.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • DIRECT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PRIME CONTRACTORS
    • We plan to facilitate two (2) networking forums for program participants to meet, connect, network and present to Prime Contractors.  These forum(s) will focus on potential subcontracting opportunities, and will guide to building successful business relationships.
    • DBEs will have the opportunity to understand and address Prime Contractor needs; discover specific DBE subcontracting opportunities; and have the exclusive opportunity to market one-on-one to Prime Contractors.
  • CUSTOMIZED BUSINESS PLAN FOR YOUR FIRM
    • The business coaches from r6catalyst will work  with each participating firm to review/update your business plan, help set goals, and identifying specific areas for your business growth and development.
  • ACCESS TO CREDIT, LENDING AND BONDING
  • BID EXPRESS SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK
    • All program participants will be eligible for temporary membership and access to the Bid Express Small Business Network (www.bidx.com/nj/main) for the duration of the Program.