Strong Foundations Program

Watch courses, take quizzes, and receive additional benefits exclusive to contractors enrolled in the Strong Foundations Program!

Grow Your Business

Hear from pre-vetted industry experts and gain knowledge on a range of topics from legal documents to accounting to creating a strategic marketing plan.

Strong Foundations Program Courses

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Setting up your business correctly, filing business legal documents, using construction liens, getting paid on time, and working with construction contracts.

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Setting up business banking accounts, managing business loans, getting construction bonding, and tips and tricks to improve your ability to gain capital.

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Using and managing your accounting software, tracking your revenue, auditing your finances, and paying business taxes.

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Hiring, managing, and terminating employees, writing personnel handbooks, describing job duties, and implementing company-wide procedures.

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Writing company safety manuals, managing job-site safety expectations, and becoming certified through OSHA.

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Creating strategic marketing plans, using social media best practices, developing and maintaining a website, and expanding your digital presence.

why underrepresented contractors have enrolled

“The Strong Foundations Program has been pivotal for me and my business. As a minority female, it has strategically placed me in a position to scale my business and put me in front of partners I may not have been connected with otherwise.”

Lisa Knight, Owner of DV Apple Logistics, Strong Foundations Program Graduate

Do I qualify?

The Strong Foundations Program assists DBE/MBE/WBE contractors in growing and sustaining their businesses. To qualify for the Strong Foundations Program, you must:

  • Be a certified DBE/MBE/WBE construction company (or qualify for these certifications – we can help you apply!).
  • Be committed to completing all course material.
  • Be willing to share financial and business information with the organization so that we may give you the specific assistance you need.

Enroll in the Strong Foundations Program

The Strong Foundations Program includes six mandatory classes focused on building up underrepresented construction companies through practical knowledge on core competencies.

Enrolled contractors also receive additional benefits, discounts, and introductions to pre-selected vendors and partners dedicated to helping DBE/MBE/WBE construction companies learn to grow and sustain their businesses.

Practical Knowledge Courses

All course material can be accessed via our website from your computer, phone, or tablet! Each course is taught by an industry expert and contains review material and quizzes.

Industry Connections

Intentional, personal connections with industry leaders who will walk alongside you as you grow and scale your construction business.

Legal Hours

Five free hours of legal time, to be used to verify your business documents or create construction contract templates, paid for by Construction Allies in Action.

Networking Opportunities

Exclusive invitations to networking events and contractor workshops to help you build social capital and make connections.

Marketing Consultation

Consult with a digital marketing agency to discuss your branding, website, capabilities statement, and other necessary marketing materials.

Directory Listing

Get listed in our directory of DBE/MBE/WBE contractors, which is used by project owners, developers, and prime contractors.

All enrollment forms submitted will be reviewed by our Board of Directors at the next monthly meeting. 

The Strong Foundations Program is currently under construction – we’re going 100% online! Soon, enrolled contractors can watch courses, take quizzes, and review course material at their own pace, from any device. 

Strong Foundations Program Enrollment Coming Soon!