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19 Graduate from Maui Business Planning Course

April 26, 2014, 1:18 PM HST
* Updated April 26, 1:19 PM
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Core Four Business Planning course graduates.  Courtesy photo.

Core Four Business Planning course graduates. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Nineteen students were included in the latest graduating class from Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning course on April 22, 2014, the organization announced.

The new graduates are in addition to the 30 students who graduated last month, and the 150 students who completed the program last year.

The class is part of MEO’s Business Development Program, and a is designed for future entrepreneurs who receive guidance in writing a viable business plan through the course.

As part of the course curriculum, MEO representatives say commercial leaders from Maui reviewed business plans produced by students, and offered guidance to individuals.


The Core Four Business Planning program is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan. This includes compiling information on how to start, operate and grow your own business.


Students received a Certificate of Achievement upon completion during a graduation ceremony, and participated in a congratulatory dinner.

The next six-week Core Four class series will begin on May 6, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the MEO Family Center in Wailuku.

Introductory classes are scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the MEO Family Center;
  • Wednesday, April 30, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center; and
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the MEO Family Center.

Registration is required for participation in the Core Four Business series. More information is available by calling Maui Economic Opportunity at (808) 249-2990.

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