Paving Your Road to Success with Caltrans

Session: Know Your Small Business Resources

Are you a small business looking for new opportunities? Ever considered working with one of California's largest state agencies? If so, you won't want to miss this dynamic presentation!

SeriesSession 5 of 10
March 13, 2024 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Training

Get ready for an empowering experience on March 13, 2024, at noon with our fifth session in the 10-part Caltrans training series“Know Your Small Business Resources.” This session is tailored for small businesses and entrepreneurs who aim to secure or expand their share in the California state procurement market.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Set Achievable Goals: Learn the fundamentals of assessing your firm’s objectives to optimize your business operations and improve your chances of success with Caltrans.
  • Supplying to Caltrans: Understand the dynamics of providing goods and services to Caltrans, from bid preparation to contract management.
  • Inside & Outside Resources: Uncover valuable resources both within Caltrans and from external partners, designed to elevate your business post-certification.
  • Freebies Alert: Get acquainted with free resources available from Caltrans partners that can save you time and money, and enhance your business capabilities.

Close the session with an interactive live Q&A with Richard, who will provide in-depth insights and answer your specific queries.

Mark your calendar! Whether you’re a seasoned vendor or new to the Caltrans ecosystem, this session is your key to unlocking the treasure trove of resources that can boost your small business.

About the Instructors

Richard Myerscough
Richard Myerscough, District Small Business Liaison (DSBL) (Caltrans)

My name is Richard Myerscough and I am the District Small Business Liaison (DSBL) for Caltrans District 5. Prior to Caltrans, I started my career in the hospitality industry before pivoting to become a healthcare provider and then transitioning to working in an administrative capacity. I have more than twelve years of experience working for the State of California. I have a passion for helping people and, in my role as a DSBL, I look forward to assisting the small business community and expanding their opportunities to work with State government. When I am not working, I love exploring California’s beautiful Central Coast and spending time with my family.

Series Sessions

Session 1: An Introduction to the Small Business Program
November 15, 2023 (Wed)
Session 2: Understanding Small Business Program Codes
December 13, 2023 (Wed)
Session 3: Selling Goods and Services to Caltrans
January 10, 2024 (Wed)
Session 4: Understanding Caltrans Procurement and Service Contracts
February 14, 2024 (Wed)
This Session
Session 5: Know Your Small Business Resources
March 13, 2024 (Wed)
Session 6: How to Make Your Certification Work for You
April 10, 2024 (Wed)
Session 7: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Overview
May 8, 2024 (Wed)
Session 8: Overview of Caltrans Minor Program (Small Construction Contracts)
June 12, 2024 (Wed)
Session 9: How to Market Your Firm to Construction Primes
July 10, 2024 (Wed)
Session 10: Bonding, Estimating, and Labor Compliance for Subcontractors
August 14, 2024 (Wed)

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