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ProRank Academy Podcast

ProRank Academy Podcast

By ProRank Business Solutions, LLC

This podcast will deliver ProRankAcademy.com updates, tips, strategies, events, training, funding sources, advocacy initiatives, resources, and contract opportunities specifically applicable to the Small Minority and Women-Owned Business Community. Any individuals, businesses, or agencies currently seeking to, utilize, assist or become certified minority or women-owned firms should definitely tune in to this show. The purpose of this podcast is to provide regular updates to ProRank Academy end users and help small diverse-owned businesses win more publicly funded contracts.
Episode #4 - Pathways to PennDOT Event Announcement, New MPP Program Documents & New PRA City Resource Rooms
Episode #4 - Pathways to PennDOT Event Announcement, New MPP Program Documents & New PRA City Resource Rooms
Hi this is Kyron Robinson back with another episode of the PRA Podcast for Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. Today we have a very brief show. 1. First, we’ll discuss PRA Updates - We’ll talk about the creation of 11 new “city resource rooms” Login to ProRank Academy and perform a 'Sitewide Search" for the city or regional room you are looking for 2. Next, we’ll discuss PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Updates - We have newly updated MPP templates for both consultants and contractors as of 1.11.23 Visit the MPP Resources Page to see all of the newly updated MPP templates and MPP Open Q&A Call videos discussed 3. Finally will provide event information and logistics for the Pathways to PennDOT event happening on January 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pa Learn more about the event and Get Registered HERE
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January 17, 2023
Episode #3 Two New MPP Project Notices & Another Live MPP Call For 12.8.22
Episode #3 Two New MPP Project Notices & Another Live MPP Call For 12.8.22
In this episode, we review two new MPP notices on ProRank Academy and announce another Thursday Live MPP Review call happening today 12.8.22 at 11:00 am. 1. See Links to MPP Notices on PRA Below: 119 Jefferson County Project PA 68 Corridor Improvement Project 2. See MPP Live Call Registration HERE
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December 08, 2022
Bonus Episode #2 Who Is ProRank Business Solutions? | What Are PennDOT Supportive Services?
Bonus Episode #2 Who Is ProRank Business Solutions? | What Are PennDOT Supportive Services?
View This Episode's Video HERE In this bonus episode, we’ll learn more about ProRank Business Solutions, how we were started, who some of the clients have been, and the PennDOT Supportive Services Programs that ProRank administers for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Links to all programs discussed and their websites can be found in the description. Please visit ProRankllc.com to learn more about ProRank Business Solutions, LLC. PennDOT’s DBE Program Home Page        DBE SSC Program Brochure PennDOT’s DB Program Home Page       DB SSC Program Brochure PennDOT’s OJT Program Home Page      OJT SSC Program Brochure
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December 05, 2022
Bonus Episode #1 What is ProRank Academy? Free Vs. Paid Features w/ Video Explainer
Bonus Episode #1 What is ProRank Academy? Free Vs. Paid Features w/ Video Explainer
View This Episode's Video HERE This bonus episode provides an overview of why we say ProRank Academy helps users Educate, Network, & Get Work. This episode also clears up misperceptions about pricing and the cost to access PRA, Please see links to the Free and Paid user levels below: Free Public SignUp Basic Business SignUP Premium Business SignUP Certification Service SignUp Agency User SignUp Enhanced Diverse Business SignUp Remember, DBEs certified with the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program or PAUCP just need to complete their annual survey at ANA.PennDBE.com to get started with 12 months of Enhanced Diverse Business Access for them and their organization. Diverse Businesses certified with The National Minority Diversity Supplier Council (NMSDC) or EMSDC, The Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC), The SBA, or the Us Department of Veteran Affairs just need to complete their annual survey at ANA.PADBSSC.com to get started with 12 months of Enhanced Diverse Business Access for them and their organization.
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December 04, 2022
Episode #2 PennDOT MPP & Delaware Disparity Study Updates for 11.30.22
Episode #2 PennDOT MPP & Delaware Disparity Study Updates for 11.30.22
In this episode, we will cover ProRank Academy Updates For November 30 2022, 1. (00:51- 09:06) PennDOT Mentor-Protege Program Updates. (Applicable to PennDOT MPP Stakeholders) All MPP mentors and proteges can now use our new “MPP Room Report” feature which allows you to view the status of each member for all MPP rooms that you have access to. (Please see the link in the description- https://learn.prorankllc.com/mpp-room-reports/) Prime Mentors can now complete the streamlined Prime Mentor Survey at MPPsurvey.com or by clicking the MPP Mentor SignUp banner from their home profile sidebar. (Please see the direct link to the Mentor MPP Questionnaire in the description - https://prorankllc.com/penndot-mpp-prime-mentor-survey/) We are going to conduct a One hour live MPP Navigational Q&A Session this Thursday 12.1.22 Via Zoom. Please CLICK HERE to sign up https://prorankllc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpf-yrpjIjGNasyGt4PkK8eumauWa6sLUp 2. (09:07 - 10:55)  New PRA Course Additions (Applicable to Agency Program Administrators that have received or are seeking Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act IIJA funding) Course 6.3 discusses IIJA Equity Considerations for P3 projects Course 6.4 discusses IIJA Equity Considerations for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding 3. (10:56 - 15:53) Delaware Community Advocacy Updates (Applicable to anyone interested in Delaware's current business environment for diverse-owned businesses) The Delaware State disparity study conducted by MGT Consulting was published on 3.29.2022. The New Castle County Disparity Study conducted by Keen Independent Research LLC was published in March of 2022. The Wilmington City Disparity Study conducted by Miller 3 Consultants was scheduled to be completed August of 2022 but does not seem to have been yet published.
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November 30, 2022
Episode #1 - Welcome To The ProRank Academy Podcast 11.28.22
Episode #1 - Welcome To The ProRank Academy Podcast 11.28.22
This inaugural episode provides listeners with an introduction to ProRank Business Solutions, LLC;  gives listeners a brief overview of ProrankAcademy.com and the objective of the ProRank Academy Podcast; and provides a strategy to help all small businesses break into public sectors contracting in their local markets. Please use this link: https://anchor.fm/prorank/message to leave us voice messages to tell us how you feel about the show or to let us know what potential topics you would like to hear discussed in future episodes. You can learn more about each topic discussed by viewing the video and website links below: Who is ProRank Business Solutions? - (Video) ProRankllc.com - (ProRank Business Solutions Website) What is ProRank Academy? - (Video) ProRankAcadmey.com - (Website) What is the DBE Program? - (Video) PennDBE.com - (PA DBE Supportive Services Website)
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November 28, 2022