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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Titans Foundation's ONE Community initiative?
The ONE Community benefits platform represents the Titans' commitment to advancing quality of life across three priority areas: opportunity, neighborhoods, and education. This platform includes partnerships with 16 local and regional organizations with demonstrated programming expertise across these critical areas. Find out more about ONE Community here: ONE Community | Tennessee Titans - TennesseeTitans.com
What is the Titans Foundation’s partnership with NBIC and the Don Hardin Group?
The Minority Small Business & Contractors Readiness Masterclass is one of the Titans Foundation's opportunity-focused programs. This four-part series is in partnership with the Nashville Business Incubation Center and the Don Hardin Group, two valued community partners. The Master Class is a tailored, four-part class series that will provide business owners and contractors with the tools to build capacity and gain insight on preparing for contracting bids to better position themselves for large-scale construction projects, such as the new Titans stadium.
How will the four-part readiness master class benefit my small or minority-owned business?
If you are looking for opportunities to prepare your business for nationwide bidding on large-scale construction projects. This program is an educational opportunity; however, it does not guarantee any awarding of contracts.
Who is eligible to participate in the Master Class series?
Any small and minority-owned business entities with at least $100k in annual revenue are eligible and encouraged to apply to participate in the masterclass.
Are there any fees associated with attending the master classes?
No, there is no cost to participate in the master class series. All associated costs are covered through the partnership between the NBIC, the Don Hardin Group, and the Tennessee Titans Foundation.
Can I register for individual masterclasses?
Yes, you may register for individual sessions.
Where will the masterclasses take place? Will they be held online or in person?
All classes will be held in person. The exact location of each category will be shared with accepted enrollees.
What topics will be covered in each of the four masterclass sessions?
Careful consideration was given to the programming content. The four sessions will cover typical barriers or challenges for small and minority-owned businesses in the project bidding process. The topics include financial readiness and options, bonding and insurance, networking and mentoring, workforce development, planning, and preparation.
Who will be conducting the master classes?
A subject-matter expert will teach each lesson. Participants will receive instructor bios before each class.
Will there be networking opportunities with other businesses during the masterclass series?
Absolutely. We understand that the primary value of this program is rooted in industry networking and connections.
Can I bring additional team members from my business to attend the classes with me?
No. Only those who are enrolled can attend and participate. However, we encourage adapting internal opportunities for companies to share information with their teams.
How do I secure my spot for the master class series? Is there a deadline for registration?
Registration for the first class opens on Monday, July 31, 2023. Subsequent class registrations will open the Friday following each class. For example, Registration for Class II will open on Friday, August 18, as Class I is scheduled for Thursday, August 17. We will be accepting the first 75 applicants that meet the stated requirements.
What are the success stories or testimonials from businesses that have previously participated in similar programs?
At NBIC, we have a variety of programs that support businesses in each phase. Whether you are accepted in this program or not, we encourage you to take our Biz Quiz to see which program we can help you take your business to the next level. You can take the Biz Quiz at nbiconline.com/bizquiz.
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