Maui Business

Business Resource Center Announces January Workshops

January 14, 2011, 12:56 PM HST
* Updated January 17, 8:27 AM
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By Sonia Isotov

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Now under the leadership of Karen Arakawa, the Maui County Business Resource Center announced several upcoming business startup, financing, and business development workshops.

These educational events are normally free or very affordable, and delivered by industry experts.

“Taking Control of Your Credit”
Monday, January 24, NOON to 1pm – FREE
Delia Wilson, Loan Fund Manager, MEO Business Development Corp.
This workshop will answer questions about your credit and how it affects your ability to get financing to start or grow your business.  Get help with planning how to repair credit the right way.  Presented by Delia Wilson, Loan Fund Manager with MEO Business Development Corp.

“Starting a Business in Maui County”
Tuesday, January 25, Noon to 1pm – FREE
Karen S. Arakawa, Small Business Advocate , MCBRC Director
Lectured by Karen S. Arakawa of the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, this seminar covers general information and requirement for starting a business in Maui County.  Handouts, websites and other helpful information included.


“Business Financing Available!”
Wednesday, January 26, Noon to 1pm – FREE
Susie Thieman, CEO, MEO Business Development Corp.
Would a term loan of up to $30,000 help you start or expand your business?  Would an emergency loan of up to $2,000 help your business immediately?  Do you have bad credit? Has a bank said “no” to your loan inquiry? If any of these examples apply to you and your business, you will want to hear what Susie Thieman, CEO of MEO, Business Development Corp has to say about their loan programs.  MEO, Business Development Corp is a US Treasury certified CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution)


“QuickBooks for Small Business”
Thursday, January 27, 5 to 8pm – $45 PER SESSION
Hands on Computer Training for Beginners
Richard Kehoe, SCORE

Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring.  This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook.  Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at a nominal fee to discuss YOUR solutions.  Sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.

As seating is limited, reservations are requested and may be made by calling the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC).  Attendees are asked to bring their own lunches.  All workshops are subject to change or cancellation. MCBRC also offers free business counseling sessions with experienced SCORE counselors that may be arranged by calling 808-873-8247.  The MCBRC is County of Maui Facility brought to you by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

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