Construction Business Workshop Descriptions

All workshops are courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Small Business Development Supportive Services Program. Our workshops are developed and conducted by experienced and qualified consultants from Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C.  Facilitators have many years of successful consulting to small businesses.

Remember, no cost to attend the below public training events!


The 5-B’s of Project-Driven Companies


This workshop is for new or experienced project-based businesses (such as Architecture, Engineering & Construction) looking to take their business to the next level through simple, yet critical business fundamentals!

Our “5-B’s” workshop is an overview of how companies should be able to run their business with clearer visibility and control from beginning-to-end of the project life cycle. It will help leverage and propel a small business to become more competitive in their market.

Topics:

  • Business Development (Marketing/ Relationship)
  • Bidding (Proposal Development)
  • Building (Project Execution/ Human Capital)
  • Billing (Job Cost Accounting/ Financial management)
  • Banking (Cash Flow/Wealth Building)

This seminars features:

  • Tools
  • Templates
  • Tutorials
  • Case Studies/Lessons Learned
  • Best Practices
  • Open Discussions

Who Should Attend?

Piecing It All Together is a workshop designed for small construction businesses who wish to develop individual business acumen that will drive company financial results. Examples include:   Office Managers,   Recent/Future Leaders, Estimators, Project/ Construction Managers.

What you will learn:

Participants will learn a process that will allow them to get more predictable results, eliminating trial and error. We will review five critical functional business areas; business development, bidding, building, billing, and banking.  We call this process, The 5’Bs of Project-Based Business. The desired result is for businesses’ to think about standardizing, integrating and systemizing their internal processes and data.

The objective of this workshop is for attendees to leave with knowledge to change how they strategize, plan, and execute each vital area of  their business! This is one of the most informative workshops a business owner will attend this year!


Other Workshop Topics


HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT/ COMPLIANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES – 2.5 hrs

This workshop will focus on how a small business can build a complaint labor and workforce development structure without being over-worked in the process. Learn new ideas and thoughts on workforce management and how they can have an impact on business growth and profitability.


EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATING, COACHING AND COUSELING COMPANY POLICIES WITH DIFFICULT EMPLOYEES – 2.5 hrs

On any given day business owners and managers can spend up to approximately 80% of their time dealing with problem employees. This workshop we will review and discuss tools and techniques to address:  How to deal with Inappropriate Employee Behavior and Misconduct; How to handle Employee Poor Performance, Poor Attendance, and, Tardiness


GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP IQ:  For Owners, Project Managers, Superintendents & Foremen – 2.5 hrs

Small Business Owners and key employees will learn and explore various leadership styles, skills/ behaviors, capabilities, and best practices in creating high performing work environments and profitable small businesses.  The workshop will discuss: Understanding Your Leadership Profile, Understanding your Leadership Communication Style, Understanding that Business Strategy = Leadership Strategy, Understanding Your Personal SWOT Analysis; and how to embrace a multi-generational workforce.


KNOW YOUR FINANCIAL PULSE: IT COULD SAVE YOUR COMPANY’S LIFE– 2.5 hrs

This workshop is especially for the non-financial person. Participants will identify basic financial statements; the purpose of each component; and understanding the importance of maintaining complete and accurate financial records. The end objective is to start using financial statements as a MANAGEMENT TOOL to promote strategic planning, profitability; and sustainability.


CONTRACT ACCOUNTING: MAKING IT ALL COUNT – 2.5 hrs

Construction companies are really accounting companies that just happen to build buildings and infrastructure. Your company’s contract accounting system should provide project performance and be used as a management tool to support sound business decisions. Successful job cost accounting can mean the difference between a profitable business and one that struggles to stay alive. 


HOW TO ACCURATELY CALCULATE OVERHEAD, MARKUPS & PROFIT – 2.5 hrs

Are you leaving money on the table by applying inaccurate overhead and profit to your job costs? Don’t do it again!  It doesn’t make any difference where the expense comes from; your markup should be applied evenly, across the board to all expenses. This workshop will discuss Calculating markup and margins, overhead rate, Forecasting and Budgeting.


HOW TO ACCURATELY CALCULATE EQUIPMENT (TRUCKING) AND EMPOLYEE COSTS – 2.5 hrs

If you utilize equipment and labor to provide goods and services you need to know what your equipment and labor force really costs. This workshop will demonstrate how to determine all costs that should be included in fully burdened rates and how to use your accounting information to correctly determine billing rates.  Stop guessing, discover exactly how much your employees and equipment really cost.


USING SPREADSHEETS TO ACCURATELY ESTIMATE AND BID WORK – 2.5 hrs