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County offers business workshops

By Staff | Apr 12, 2012

Ira Ono will teach “The Business of Art” on Friday, April 20, at noon at the Maui County Business Resource Center.

KAHULUI – The Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall hosts free brown bag lunch business workshops from noon to 1 p.m.

“Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Pono Center – How Can it Help Your Small Business” with Susie Thieman will be held on Tuesday, April 17.

Need a training room for up to 35 people? A conference room for the day or an office to meet clients and set up shop? How about a commercial kitchen to prepare food products? Lokahi Pacific’s Pono Center has it all.

Join Thieman, interim executive director of Lokahi Pacific, as she discusses all the options available at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Pono Center in Wailuku.

“The Business of Art” with Ira Ono will be held on Friday, April 20. Understand every aspect of what it takes to be a successful artist in Hawaii.

Topics that will be discussed in the workshop include pricing your product for profit, focus on galleries and gift shops, trade show visual merchandising, affordable display techniques, foolproof presentations, and Internet marketing.

Ono is an internationally known artist. His work can be found in public and private collections in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

This workshop is a mini version of what Ono will offer at U.H. Maui College on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To sign up for that class, call EdVenture at 984-3231.

“Protecting Your Biggest Asset – You” with Gretchen G. Voxland will be held on April 24.

This workshop covers what you need to know about keeping your business going should you face a hardship, such as a disability or unexpected death.

In addition, information will be presented about the difference between being a sole proprietor, partnerships, S- Corps and C-Corps, and how disability and life insurance play a role in good business planning, making sure families and employees are provided for in the case of a hardship and keeping the business healthy. Terms such as “Keyman Insurance” and “Buy Sell Agreements” will be discussed.

Voxland, the owner of Horizon Financial LLC, has taught the Complete Financial Workshop at U.H. Maui College for over ten years. She has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, working with individuals and small business owners.

A special evening workshop, “QuickBooks for Small Business” with Richard Kehoe, is set for Thursday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. The fee is $45.

Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring.

To register for workshops, call 873-8247.