Maui Business

MEO Student Business Plans Reviewed by Bankers

July 1, 2012, 2:51 PM HST
* Updated July 2, 12:03 PM

MEO BDC Core Four Business Planning Graduating Class June 2012. Photo courtesy of MEO BDC.

By Sonia Isotov

In June, MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) graduated 17 students from its Core Four Business Planning course and several Maui bankers were on hand to review the startup plans.

At the graduation luncheon on June 17, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs were able to talk with Maui business bankers who had volunteered their time to review the students’ business plans and provide additional guidance in operating a successful business.

MEO BDC’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing the information entrepreneurs need to know to start, operate and grow your business.

The next round of Core Four classes will be evening class and interested parties can attend a free one-hour introductory class held on July 3and July 6 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the MEO’s Family Center or on July 5 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall.


The six-week series begins on Tuesday, July 10 and continues from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 21. All sessions will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.


Registration is required for the six-week series and can be done at the introductory classes or any weekday 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.

For those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course, please call Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. at (808) 249-2990.

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