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MEO to offer business planning class

By Staff | Sep 3, 2009

WAILUKU — Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Corp. will cover “everything you need to know to help you start, fix or grow your business” in an upcoming class.

The Core Four Business Planning Course covers how to set goals, do market research, determine pricing, make the sale, understand and create cash flow projections and write a business plan.

Susie Thieman, who has more than 30 years of experience in starting and managing small businesses in Hawaii, serves as the primary instructor for this class.

Free and open to the public, introductory classes will be held on Sept. 8 and 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The five-week series of classes begins on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and continues from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 15. Graduation will be held on Oct. 20.

Registration is required for the five-week series. Cost of the course is $275; grants from the county Office of Economic Development, state Office of Community Service, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs make financial assistance available for many students.

All classes will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. For more information, call Evette at 249-2990, extension 318.