Meet the Team…

Apr 28, 2014

First, if you haven’t signed up for the next webinar, there is still time.


Second, meet the team and see how you can get involved.



I want to introduce you to the team of consultants working with Paula and me to bring you the most up-to-date and effective services to help you expand your business.  You have likely met them, but here is what they are working on right now and how you can get involved.

See you soon! 


Kent Lane

DBE Supportive Services Program Manager




 Phillip Blackerby - Friday Fundamentals

Friday Fundamental Webinar Series

Phillip Blackerby of Blackerby Associates is leading this six part webinar series so that business owners can learn from the convenience of their own offices. In addition to the May 2 Marketing Fundamentals session, the future webinars in this series include:

June 6: Marketing to Prime Contractors

July 11: Financing Operational Expansion

August 1: Operational Measures That Tie it Together

Sign up at,






DBE Business Development Program

Provide feedback and watch for kick-off meeting!

Tom Fulcher from The Idea Gardener is the consultant developing the Business Development Program for DBE Supportive Services.  Tom discussed the purpose, outline and recruiting methodology for the Business Development Program at recent DBE Task Force meetings. The attached handout shows the criteria for participation and proposed topics for each level of participant.  The Kick-Off meetings will be announced soon.  Tom asked for feedback with regard to the Program and the Application; comments may be sent to

Expect to hear more from Tom’s team as we approach the DBE Business Expo in October.





ADOT Statewide DBE Conference

Elevating Business to New Heights in Flagstaff, AZ

Joe Donato of Donato Consulting and his team in Tucson are coordinating this year’s DBE Conference.  The conference theme, “Elevating Business to New Heights” has the team working on a program to best help attendees succeed in their organizations.  The conference is attended by DBE firms, small businesses, prime contractors, consultants, and local sub-recipients. You can email Joe with questions at

You can register to attend and find out more details at:






DBE Task Forces for Construction and Professional Services

Patti Tellez of Kuniklo Corporation and her team are tasked with coordinating the DBE Task Forces and ensuring that DBEs receive information that is relevant to their business development.  The Professional Services task force meets every other month and the Construction task force meets quarterly.  The task force meeting provide the opportunity to directly address barriers to entry for DBE firms by bringing together DBEs, primes, agency staff, and community stakeholders to share information and exchange ideas.
Kuniklo Corporation is working on increasing participation from firms who cannot attend the meetings in Phoenix and working to ensure DBEs are receiving electronic communication from DBE Supportive Services.  To find out more about the task force meetings, contact Patti Tellez at



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To contact me directly, email me at or call 602-712-7370.



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