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How to Read Standard Specs

Viewers will leanr the basic understanding of what is included in specifications, the importance front sections are to specifications, and the relationship between specifications, plans, addendums and contracts. In addition, viewers will learn how to interpret the meaning of and action required from specs, the basic understanding of project plans and format, the definition of lines, symbols, notes, sections, schedules and views, and other specification related topics

Marketing Your Business Growth

Learn how to apply marketing strategies to build business success. Viewers will learn how to best position their business for growth and the keys to customer satisfaction to improve customer loyalty.

Business Opportunities

Learn how to access web-based business opportunities through various websites and bid search engines. Key areas of the video will include: new business opportunities, signing up for bid notifications, reviewing the Caltrans website for new bids (Cal eProcure), identifying adequate NAICS codes for your business, and other related functions.

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How to Read Standard Specs

Viewers will leanr the basic understanding of what is included in specifications, the importance front sections are to specifications, and the relationship between specifications, plans, addendums and contracts. In addition, viewers will learn how to interpret the meaning of and action required from specs, the basic understanding of project plans and format, the definition of lines, symbols, notes, sections, schedules and views, and other specification related topics

Marketing Your Business Growth

Learn how to apply marketing strategies to build business success. Viewers will learn how to best position their business for growth and the keys to customer satisfaction to improve customer loyalty.

Business Opportunities

Learn how to access web-based business opportunities through various websites and bid search engines. Key areas of the video will include: new business opportunities, signing up for bid notifications, reviewing the Caltrans website for new bids (Cal eProcure), identifying adequate NAICS codes for your business, and other related functions.

Understanding Insurance Requirements

Learn about the different types of insurance and standard insurance requirements. Key areas covered include workers compensation, first party, third party coverages, and builders risk.

Managing Your Business

Learn the basics of building a strong foundation for your business. Viewers will understand reasons why businesses succeed or fail, the importance of assessing the leader's readiness to manage their business, and how to develop a strong foundation through the vision, mission and core values of the business.

Estimating and Bidding Construction Contracts

While watching this video, DBEs will gain a better understanding of how to estimate labor rates and what makes a successful bid/estimate. Additionally, viewers will understand construction material takeoffs, production rates and yardsticks, and how to use job cost to become a successful estimator. Moreover, viewers will understand indirect costs (do you understand your overhead and G&A costs?) and how to calculate profit.

DBE Certification Application

Learn about the DBE certification process and how it can help your business grow. Viewers will learn the objectives of the DBE Program, eligibility requirements, and how certification can help your business.

Short Term Loans and Lines of Credit

This video will help DBE and small business firms learn about a wide range of financing options, including how lending institutions evaluate loan applications and which financing options are better suited for different business situations. Viewers will understand the types of loans available to small businesses, lines of credit available to small businesses, and how to use credit to grow your business.

Basic Quickbooks

Learn about the basic setup and operations of QuickBooks. The following video will help viewers understand transactions, payroll, banking and reports.

Prime and Subcontractor Relations

The following video will help DBE subcontractors understand key factors to establishing good teaming and subcontracting relationships with prime contractors. In addition, this video will cover teaming arrangements, requirements for meeting key contract clauses, ensuring responsiveness to bid requirements, and understanding prime contractor requirements