Leadership Expert to Speak at County Business Center

February 4, 2013, 12:42 PM HST · Updated February 4, 12:45 PM
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Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall in Kahului across from IHOP.. File photo.

Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall in Kahului across from IHOP. File photo.

By Sonia Isotov

This month the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) is hosting several workshops geared toward helping small and micro businesses succeed on Maui.

Tom Feltz, a longtime Covey Leadership Center instructor will discuss the “marketing mindset” as well as how to deal with habits of procrastination by offering successful time management techniques.

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The Maui County Business Resource Center also has an entire lineup of other short business workshops during February. Every month, local business experts share a wealth of knowledge and experience at the free workshops and topics vary by month but usually focus on starting, financing, and growing a small business.

The Center, a division of the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, also has free business counseling with business executives in the US Small Business Administration’s Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) counselor program. SCORE is a federal program and the Maui Chapter is lead by long-time SCORE counselor and certified public accountant, Richard Kehoe.

“How to Readjust Your Marketing Mindset for Success” by Timothy Wenk – Tuesday, February 5
Learn to use target marketing; about uncovering your “unique selling proposition”; powerful words to use in marketing; and evaluating and improving marketing plans. Free 1-hour audio CD, “How to Double Your Business” to first 15 people who attend. Timothy Wenk is a professional magician with 30 years marketing experience.

Susie Thieman, executive director, Lokahi Pacific. Courtesy photo.

Susie Thieman, executive director, Lokahi Pacific. Courtesy photo.

“Attitude is Everything” by Larry Roussel – Tuesday, Feb 12 & 26 – 11:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Professional speaker, entrepreneur, and mentor, Larry Roussel  has developed a series of workshops to help people reach their “true potential” in life. In this seminar, develop a plan of action complete with guided accountability to keep you on track.

“Resource Management: Time is Your #1 Resource” by Tom Feltz – Wednesday, February 13
Learn to move from surviving to thriving by planning and prioritizing. Learn how to best utilize your time. Tom Feltz specializes in teaching presentations skills along with a number of other popular leadership, management and business courses. Felt has taught for many years with the Covey Leadership Center.

“Business Incubator Program at Lokahi Pacific Pono Center” by Susie Thieman – Friday, February 15
The Lokahi Pacific Business Incubator was created in 2007 to help new businesses on Maui grow.  Business incubation is a business support process that accelerates the successful development of new companies by providing entrepreneurs with a range of targeted resources and services.  At Lokahi Pacific provides free counseling for your small business, and in addition rents office at a low cost as well as a licensed commercial kitchen. Susie Thieman, executive director of Lokahi Pacific, will discuss all the options available at the Center.

Maui Business Brainstormers Monthly Meeting – Tuesday, January 19, 11:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The public is invited to meet other business owners/managers, share and learn with thought-provoking questions, answers and coaching. Bring your business challenges to the meeting. Features: introductions, “get to know your neighbor”, barnstormers sharing, expert coaching, quick fire. No charge. To attend, RSVP at www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers.

Maui Business Brainstormers meet for business networking at the MCBRC. Courtesy photo.

Maui Business Brainstormers meet for business networking at the MCBRC. Courtesy photo.

“Procrastination: End it Now” by Tom Feltz – Wednesday, Feb. 27
Learn to conquer habits of procrastinations. Tom Feltz specializes in teaching presentations skills along with a number of other popular leadership, management and business courses. He taught for many years with the Covey Leadership Center.

“QuickBooks for Small Business” by Richard  Kehoe, CPA – Thursday, February 28, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $45 per session.
Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring. This class is for new users and will focus how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss your solutions. Sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.

 

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