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Release Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:10 AM
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Turner Construction Launches Seminar at Howard to Benefit Small Businesses
DCSBDC Washington, DC, (February 18, 2013) - The District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC), headquartered at Howard University’s School of Business, will host the 2013 Turner School of Construction Management, an eight-week seminar on subcontracting for small business owners.
The goal of the seminar, which starts March 13, is to prepare participants to win and conduct subcontracting work in the Washington region. Turner staff and other industry experts will teach seminar courses. The topics include field operations, accounting and banking, construction estimating, safety, sales and marketing.

The seminar will also help attendees form long-term business relationships and establish successful joint ventures to secure contracts with Turner and other industry leaders. DC SBDC will provide no-cost technical assistance to the attendees.

“The DC SBDC  Network, is working hard to provide avenues of opportunities for our clients to enhance their skills and position themselves as competitive entrepreneurs,” said  DC SBDC Executive Director Darrell Brown.

DC Councilmember and chair of the Economic Development Committee, Muriel Bowser will award graduate certificates at the conclusion of the seminar. The Howard University seminar is Turner’s largest in the region to date.

To register for the 2013 Turner School of Construction Management, visit here. Registration ends March 12.

The DC SBDC educates small business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start, operate, expand, buy and sell small businesses. Last year, the DC SBDC served over 400 small businesses throughout the city; recent clients have received nearly $4 million in capital formation.


The DC SBDC Network is an outreach program of Howard University, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),  and community organizations. The program provides free management and technical assistance and affordable training in all phases of business development to District of Columbia-based small businesses. For more information on DC SBDC visit, .


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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