Strong Foundations Program
By making the commitment to attend all instructional courses, you will gain benefits to help you strategically position your company for success in the commercial construction industry.
Value for Underrepresented Construction Company Owners Enrolled in the Strong Foundations Program
Brought to you by the Construction Allies in Action initiative.
Hear from industry experts over the course of seven months and gain knowledge on a range of topics from legal documents to accounting.
Access to industry experts, resources, and other tools to keep your business thriving.
One year of membership with the Builders Exchange of Michigan, and access to all benefits offered to members-only.
Certificate of completion to be presented to you at the end of the year graduation and awards ceremony.
Access to select training seminars, benefits, and services free to your company, funded by the Construction Allies in Action initiative.
Matched with a mentor Ally and/or Partner, who will help encourage your company’s growth, support your endeavors, and help you continue to build your business.
Strong Foundations Program Overview
Each underrepresented construction business owner is registered for the Strong Foundations Program for a full year.
- Months 1 – 7 | Attend 2-3 hour sessions (1 per month) with industry experts specializing in many fields from finance to retaining employees.
- Months 8 – 12 | Get connected with an Ally who is committed to being an advocate, encouraging growth, and helping your company navigate through the commercial construction industry.
- Month 12 | Graduation & Awards Ceremony
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