Training and Education

Training and Education

The DBE Supportive Services staff works with local community partners to provide a variety of training and technical assistance to DBE and SBC (Small Business Concern) firms.

Training Programs Now Available:


Business Counseling Program

The purpose of the business counseling program is designed to provide DBE firms with business specific training, education, and coaching to compete on federal aid projects within the heavy highway construction industry. These services are provided by highly skilled private sector consultants, and business experts. DBE firms will receive assistance at no charge in the following categories:


  • Building a Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Website and Social Media Support
  • Networking
  • Writing Proposals
  • Researching and Locating Bidding Opportunities 


  • Understanding Contracts, Davis Bacon Wages and OSHA Requirements
  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Job Costing
  • Construction Plans Reading
  • Engineering Design Contract Requirements
  • Understanding DBE Contract Specifications


  • Capital Assistance
  • Bonding and Insurance
  • Cash Flow Management/Budgeting
  • Financial Management and Software Systems
  • Business and Revenue Forecasting
  • Recordkeeping


  • Human Resource Review
  • Project Management
  • Organizational and Leadership Development


  • Must be currently DBE Certified
  • Must work within the heavy highway construction and professional services arena
  • Participants must develop or revise a comprehensive business plan with our consultant team

Businesses will receive up to five hours of one-on-one assistance related to the conditions and circumstances of their firm and may qualify for more, on a case-by-case basis.

Note: DBE firms that fall under other categories outside of the industry will be accepted based on availability of funding.

To apply, please call 602.712.7761 or visit the Small Business Resource Center to begin the intake process for assistance.


Schedule Your One-on-One Meeting Today


The ADOT Small Business Resource Center is the one place you can receive one-on-one and small business assistance for various business challenges through our diverse group of experts. Currently, all meetings are being held virtually. Companies may request their meeting via online or telephonically.

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Check out all we have to offer and schedule your meeting today by filling out and submitting the form below!