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MEO to offer business planning course

By Staff | Apr 29, 2010

The Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project thanked Leilani’s on the Beach for honoring 71 participants for their volunteer service and success. The April 10 event, hosted by Manager Jason Donez and assisted by Sean McClenahan, was a magnificent success with an “ono-to-the-max” lunch. George Kahumoku Jr. and Ed Gazabat provided relaxing and beautiful music. “On behalf of the 154 adult and Lahainaluna High School math tutors, and of the 300 students we tutored and their parents, we give Leilani’s on the Beach a huge mahalo,” said tutor project Coordinator Pat Endsley.

WAILUKU — MEO Business Development Corp., an affiliate of Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., will present a series of daytime classes for entrepreneurs in May and June.

These Core Four Business Planning classes cover how to set goals, do market research, determine pricing, make the sale, understand and create cash flow projections, and write a business plan — everything you need to know to start or grow your business.

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

Free and open to the public, introductory classes will be held on May 4 and 6 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Another introductory session, “The ABCs of a Business Plan,” will be presented on Wednesday, May 5, at noon at the Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall.

The five-week series of classes begins on Tuesday, May 11, and continues from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 10. Graduation, also known as a Banker’s Day, will be held on June 15.

Registration is required for the five-week series. There is a fee of $275 for the course, but grants from the county Office of Economic Development and state Office of Community Services make financial assistance available for most students.

This series of classes will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

For more information, call Evette Lau at 249-2990, extension 318.