Small Business Development
Small Business Resources
The Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program offers a regular
series of workshops. Check the calendar to find a workshop that interests you.
Below are descriptions of each of the workshops offered. Class sizes are small to allow
for more personalized instruction, so pre-registration is a requirement.
Turner School of Construction Management
This program has been uniquely designed to enhance the technical, administrative
and managerial skills of minority and women businesses in order to make a profit
and build a reputation for efficiently managing construction projects. Individuals
enrolled in the program gain insights and meaningful tools that help them target
their business for quality and growth and develop new, strategic business relationships.
The Airport Authority and Turner Construction partner to host a fall and spring
session, which consists of fourteen classes held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 6-9pm.
Marketing Your Business
You have 10 Seconds to make a good first impression. Make them count. Learn
how to market your business in this informative session, which will include:
- Overview of Marketing
- Social Media – What is it and is it right for you?
This 2-hour workshop is a requirement for participation in the San Diego County
Regional Airport Authority Bonding and Contract Financing Assistance Program.
The workshop will answer questions such as: What is surety bond? What is a surety
company? What is a surety broker? What do bonds cost? How do I get a bond? Why can't
I just buy a bond? What is my bonding capacity? Why do I have to pre-qualify? How
do I increase my bonding?
Quieter Home Program (QHP) - Part 1 Program Overview
Join us for a conversation with QHP Project Manager and determine how this program
is a good fit for you and your business.
Quieter Home Program (QHP) - Part 2 Construction Administration
Join us for a conversation with QHP Project Manager and master the Construction
Administration of the QHP Contracts.
How to be Successful Bidder & Contractor’s Panel
This 3-hour workshop provides an in-depth overview of those conditions that
are unique to the San Diego International Airport—ones which every contractor needs
to consider in their bidding, pricing, and performance of the work. Learn from a
panel of successful contractors: What steps did they take to achieve success? How
many bidding attempts did it take to get a contract?
Understanding Financial Statements
This 3-Hour workshop is taught by a CPA who works exclusively with small and emerging
contractors, and will focus on helping you to learn:
- How to Read A Financial Statement—what you need to know and what others (like bankers)
are looking for
- Understanding Cash Flow
- Understanding the Percentage of Completion Method of Accounting
- How to Lower Your Taxes
Developing Your Safety Plan (3 Part Series broken up into 3 weeks)
This workshop focuses solely on the airport safety and security issues you
must address in order to be a successful contractor at the airport. Failure to address
these issues may also affect your bid amount. In addition, understanding OSHA regulations
and having an individualized Safety Plan is a requirement for securing Airport work
and, more importantly, for ensuring the safety of your workers and your job site.
The workshop is led by the Airport Safety and Security specialists, and they want
to make sure that you are successful in addressing these issues.
Prevailing Wages De-Mystified
This workshop focuses on Labor Compliance in the Public Works arena. It
will help you to understand the government regulations and procedures associated
with Prevailing Wages. Learn what contractors must do to comply with the law (certified
payroll records; payment of applicable prevailing wages; apprenticeship requirements;
maintaining Workers Compensation insurance). We will provide you with resources
to help you beyond the class, so that you are able to stay on top of this important
requirement (and avoid the penalties associated with non-compliance). This workshop
is being taught by an expert in the field.
Free Online Tutorials
The Business Tutorials are designed to conveniently learn about “Doing business
with the Airport Authority” at your own pace. Each tutorial is based on important
topics that you can click to view in any order preferred.