Big Business Tools + Small Business Know-How

On Friday, October 3 DPR's West Palm Beach office kicked off the first of a three-part Contracting Series at Palm Beach State College’s Boca Raton campus. The series is geared toward emerging contractors searching for new opportunities to grow their business. Part one focused on valuable tips, tools and resources to assist subcontractors in generating new revenue streams. DPR’s overall objective is to help Palm Beach Stage College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provide a valuable educational series from the commercial contractor’s perspective.

Attendees gained insight on how to market and grow their business, with first hand feedback from what customers expect before working with a new firm in the Construction and Engineering arena. Debbie Lanford, the International Trade Specialist at the FSBDC at Palm Beach State College, commented, “The presentation was one of the best I have seen. Relevant, informative and engaging.”

For DPR, this is an opportunity to get involved in the community and seek out qualified Small Business Enterprises (SBE’s) and to help Palm Beach State College SBDC fulfill their mission “To impact the small business community with world-class quality services that make a measurable contribution to regional economic growth and prosperity.”

Series #2 will be held November 7th and targeted towards small businesses that have been up and running for at least one year and are looking to establish relationships with the right resources (CPA, legal counsel, bonding, insurance, and banking) to grow their business.

Series #3 will be held December 5th and will focus on retaining talent and managing business growth. Topics covered will focus on HR, company policies and retention.

(L to R) DPR's Krista Luther, Mouji Linarez Castillo, Adrian Barrios