EDGE Mark your calendar for free small business workshops

EDGE Mark your calendar for free small business workshops

March 1st, 2018 by Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce in EDGE

Propel Contractors Bootcamp is March 1-2.

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Tony Booth

Tony Booth

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

Propel Contractors Bootcamp

Thursday, March 1, Noon to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 2, Noon to 4 p.m.

Want to turn your small construction or construction-related company into an elite contracting organization? Join the Propel Contractors Boot Camp for two days of intense training and business counseling from a 30-year industry veteran.

Instructor Tony Booth has owned and operated small construction firms, worked for some of the largest contractors in the world, and helped small contractors grow their firms into multimillion dollar operations. Host of an online daily podcast, The Contracting Coachcast (ContractingCoach.com), he provides tips, ideas and knowledge to help construction contractors elevate their game.

To be eligible, your business or primary residence must be located in the city of Chattanooga. This training is funded by a Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development LiftTN grant.


These workshops are open to all small business owners. Instructors are experienced business consultants from Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C.

How to Reduce Contract Risks and Improve Company Profits

Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Construction companies are accounting companies that happen to build buildings. A good accounting system is essential to maintaining complete and accurate financial records. This seminar will teach you to use information you gather from job-cost accounting reports to improve not only your business but also your way of doing business.

The One Day Strategic Plan: Create a Purpose-Driven Business

Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

A focused plan elevates every facet of your business. In this session, get the tools you need to develop a clearly defined mission statement, your competitive advantage, a focused customer profile, measurable goals and objectives, action steps (annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly), a scorecard to track monthly progress, and methods to distribute tasks to team members.

How to Effectively Communicate Company Policy with Difficult Employees

Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Don't allow difficult employees to drain positive morale and productivity from your business. This training will help you develop a plan to manage employees by implementing and addressing the legal aspects of appropriate policies on disciplinary procedures. Learn techniques to manage employee misconduct, poor performance, poor attendance and tardiness.

Enjoy the Company You Keep: How to Create a Great Company Culture

Wednesday, June 20, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Culture naturally takes shape in the early stages of building your company. But owners and managers have a responsibility to reinforce culture once it is engrained in the workplace. In this session, learn how culture shapes employee interaction, productivity and loyalty and how to apply these lessons in your organization so your employees feel positive and engaged.

Hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber, these seminars are courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Small Business Development Supportive Services Program.

All trainings include at least one meal and will be held at the INCubator at the Hamilton County Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Blvd. in Chattanooga.

Register by contacting mnoel@chattanoogachamber.com or 423-763-4338.