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County offers business workshops

By Staff | Feb 17, 2011

KAHULUI — The county Office of Economic Development holds free business workshops at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall.

Doug Allan of Island Sign will lead “Taking Advantage of Increased Visual Marketing Opportunities” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.

Learn about the new Maui County Sign Ordinance amendments and how your business can them as an opportunity for marketing exposure. Dollar for dollar, signage is the clear winner when it comes to visibility and sales.

Allan was a member of the subcommittee that provided suggested changes to county rules regarding commercial signs. He has been designing and manufacturing signs for more than two decades.

“Taking Control of Your Credit” with Delia Wilson, loan fund manager with MEO Business Development Center, will be held Monday, Feb. 24, from noon to 1 p.m.

This workshop will answer questions about your credit and how it affects your ability to obtain financing to start or grow your business. Get help with planning how to repair credit the right way.

“Starting a Business in Maui County” with Small Business Advocate Karen S. Arakawa of the county Office of Economic Development is set for Friday, Feb. 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

This seminar covers general information and requirements for starting a business in Maui County. Handouts, websites and other helpful information will be offered.

Seating is limited; register by calling 873-8247. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch. All workshops are subject to change or cancellation.

The center also offers free business counseling sessions with experienced SCORE counselors; call 873-8247.