Monday, January 27, 2014-Business Basics: Overview of construction series; Goal setting and program expectations; Marketing your construction business; Strategic planning for your construction business. Monday, February 3,2014-Certifications and Contracts: Understanding your local, state, and federal certifications; What pre-qualification means for your business; What you should know about the contracts. Monday, February 10, 2014-Financing the Project: Performance bonding insurance; Short term lending program (STLP) and Micro lending program (CVC); Understanding your cash flow. Monday, February 17, 2014-Estimating the Project/Negotiating the Contract: Understanding the solicitation process, bidding the contract, risk management and capacity building; Learn how to negotiate the contracts and union vs. non-union. Monday, February 24, 2014- Compliance: How to be in compliance with local, state and federal contracts; What you should know at equal employment opportunity; Things you should know about occupational safety and health administration (OSHA); Benchmarketing/Record Keeping. Monday, March 3, 2014-Post Award: What to do after you get the contract; Discussion about managing the project, baseline, scheduling, sequence of work, personnel and subcontracting the project.