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MEO to offer business planning course

By Staff | Dec 25, 2014

Fourteen students graduated from the Core Four Business Planning course on Dec. 16.

WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.’s Business Development Program graduated 14 students from the Core Four Business Planning course on Dec. 16. Maui County Councilwoman Stacy Crivello attended the luncheon and encouraged the graduates to follow their dreams. She told them that if they work hard, they will be successful.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one advice and guidance from nine commercial bankers representing First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii and Central Pacific Bank.

The bankers reviewed the students’ business plans and provided suggestions and guidance in launching a successful business. The graduating students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory lunch.

MEO Business Development Center’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing the information needed to start, operate and grow a business.

For those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course, call Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. at 249-2990. The next Core Four course will be held during the evening.

Greg Kanue from Bank of Hawaii spoke at the luncheon.

One-hour introductory classes will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and Thursday, Jan. 8, from 6 to 7 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center, and also at the Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall on Wednesday, Jan. 7, from noon to 1 p.m.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, Jan. 13, and continues from 6 to 9 p.m. two days a week through Feb. 24. All sessions will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Registration is required for the six-week series and can be done at the introductory classes or any weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

Funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development helps to make the Core Four Business Planning Classes possible.