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Maui County Business Resource Center hosts workshops

By Staff | Jun 20, 2013

Roya Deyhim and Shannon S. Imlay (pictured) will lead the workshop “Legal Advice for Small Businesses & Protecting your Trademarks and Copyrights” on Tuesday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

KAHULUI – The county Office of Economic Development holds free business workshops at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall across from Pizza Hut.

“Is Your Business Ready for the Next Level?” will be offered on Thursday, June 20, from noon to 1 p.m.

Are you in need of a training facility, conference room, office space or a commercial kitchen to take the next step in your business? Lokahi Pacific’s Pono Center has it all!

Evette Lau, small business counselor at the Pono Center, will cover the incubator programs and all of the services available to the community.

Owning a business takes a lot of work, a lot of planning, some restless days and nights and a strong vision.

If it’s going to succeed, it’s up to you to make it happen.

Chrystal Richardson of CE Wilson Consulting will present a workshop on Friday, June 21, from noon to 1 p.m. to teach how to re-ignite pride in your business and be proud of the doors you open each day.

Participants in the workshop entitled “Pride in Ownership” will get tips on freshening up their business office, paying more attention to their customers, revisiting their branding and remembering the initial passion and vision that drove them to start their business.

What does a sole proprietor or LLC need to do to stay on track? A “Legal Advice for Small Businesses & Protecting your Trademarks and Copyrights” workshop with Roya Deyhim and Shannon S. Imlay will be held on Tuesday, June 25, from noon to 1 p.m.

The workshop will focus on the types of entities and your obligations to legally operate your business, such as having bylaws and keeping minutes.

How can you establish and protect your patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets? This workshop will also provide important information to anyone interested in protecting their creative works and ideas.

Deyhim and fellow attorney Imlay will discuss the options available for new and growing businesses.

“Sales Skills 101 Communicating Your Way to a Better Future” will be presented by TJ Anderson on Wednesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This workshop will focus on the single most important aspect of selling – communicating.

Whether you want to become a great sales professional, need help communicating effectively in your relationships, or just want to become a more effective communicator overall, this workshop will help you achieve your goals.

On Friday, June 28, from noon to 1 p.m., Bob and Josh Sommers will present “Build Your Business Through Online Customer Reviews.”

They will show how to become the most trusted service provider in your industry through the acquisition of five-star customer reviews and referrals.

The vast majority of people looking for the products and services you offer go to a trusted friend for a referral first.

In the absence of a personal referral, they go to the Internet to read what others have written about you and your company, and the company with the most and the best reviews gets all the business.

Over the course of this presentation, you’ll discover how to dominate the first page of Google, acquire five-star reviews, increase the number of customer reviews and generate referrals.

Seating for all workshops is limited; call 873-8247 to reserve your seat.