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County center hosts free business workshops

By Staff | Dec 10, 2015

WAILUKU – The county Mayor’s Office of Economic Development coordinates free business workshops at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall.

Seating is limited, and all workshops are subject to change or cancellation. Workshops are free unless noted otherwise.

To reserve a seat, call the Maui County Business Resource Center at 270-5770.

“Becoming a Best-Selling Author: Leveraging the World’s Greatest Marketing Secret by Writing, Publishing and Promoting Your Book to Better Market Your Business” with Patrick Snow will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, or Monday, Dec. 21.

Are you looking for a better way to market your business? Do you have a burning desire to become a best-selling author? Attend this seminar and learn how to make your publishing and business goals come true.

In this two-hour seminar, attendees will learn the three publishing options, top five requirements for becoming a best-selling author, and 18 mistakes to avoid. Learn how to monetize your passion and even better market your business, or start a new business using your book as a platform from which you can launch. For more information, visit www.PatrickSnow.com or www.ThePublishingDoctor.com.

“Get the Facts about Farm Loans and Farm Record Keeping” with Richard “Buddy” Nichols will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

USDA Farm Loan Programs have been available for many years, and numerous types of loans are available for beginning to seasoned farmers.

The importance of good record-keeping increases the success of any business, including farming. Whether you apply for a loan or not, you will need to know the productivity of your farm and whether it is improving every year.

Nichols, a USDA Farm Loan Program manager on Maui, understands the aspects of farming from production to finances.

“Forty-five Social Media Tools and Tips to Gain Marketing Ground in 2016” with Nicole “nico” Fisher will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from noon to 1:15 p.m.

Would you like to gain “marketing ground” in 2016? In this workshop, you will learn how to reduce the size of your images, analyze your competitor on Twitter using Twitonomy, to use ClickToTweet to encourage more tweeting, and to optimize your blog posts for search engines, plus much more.

By using these tips and strategically choosing your tools, you will get more out of your social media marketing in 2016.

“Standout Subject Lines: Get Open, Get Read, Get Real Results!” with Mckenna Hallett will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Are your e-mails, blogs or posts being ignored? Are you getting real engagement with your followers and customers? Come explore what will get your subject lines working – or NOT working! Learn to capture the attention and interest of your audience.

This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines. It will cover many important and easy-to-use strategies. Learn what “teaser” or “pre-header” text is and how to use it to increase sales.

Whether you are trying to realize revenue, increase your reach or inspire referrals, your subject lines are a key to your success!