The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting free virtual workshops as part of its continuing Building Blocks of Success series for firms interested in strengthening their skills, growing their business, and bidding on state construction projects. New and existing DBEs, as well as firms interested in becoming certified in the DBE program, are invited to participate.

November workshop dates and topics are:

• Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to noon: Accounting Best Practices & Financial Reporting
• Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to noon: Improving your Personal & Business (D&B) Credit Score
• Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to noon: Navigating the IDOT Website (Basic)
• Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon: Navigating the IDOT Website (Advanced)
• Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to noon: QuickBooks Part 2 – Performing Day to Day Part 2

Future topics covered include estimating and bidding, insurance, bonding, risk management, steps needed to be certified as a DBE firm and more.

Building Blocks of Success will continue through April 2023. Workshop information, including dates and times, is available through Eventbrite at Advance registration is required.

Questions can be directed to IDOT’s DBE Resource Center at (312) 939.1100.