DPW Small Business Development Program 2024

Register Today! 2024 DPW Small Business Development Program 

APPLICATION DEADLINEApril 1, 2024 - August 11, 2024

DPW's Small Business Development (SBD) Training Program Register now! Training modules valued at $1,199 are provided for ONLY $199.

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All firms (participants) must complete the application prior to enrollment. There are still scholarships available! For more information about this training program, please call 410-618-0100 or send an email to SBD Training Program.

Training classes include:

  • Bonding: Understanding how bonding and working capital operate in the construction industry.
  • Construction Accounting & Finance: Learning about the dollars and cents of construction and how to do business with the City of Baltimore. Includes coverage of City requirements and procedures.
  • Construction Best Practices: Specialized training for trenchless sewer repair, site restoration, manhole repair, and lateral connections.
  • Contract Administration: Lesson on understanding and executing contracts.
  • Estimating/Bidding: Hands-on training with actual estimating and bidding exercises.
  • M/WBE Certification: Guidance on how eligible firms can become certified as a Minority or Woman-owned Business.
  • Prequalification: Learn how to become prequalified to work on Baltimore City contracts.
  • Safety: Training to secure a 10-hour OSHA certification card.
  • Scheduling: Effective and realistic schedule to complete projects “on time and within budget.