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Maui September Business Workshop Schedule

September 3, 2014, 9:12 AM HST
* Updated September 3, 9:13 AM
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Maui County Business Resource Center workshops. Image courtesy County of Maui.

Maui County Business Resource Center workshops. Image courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development released a list of workshops scheduled in September that are open to the general public.  The workshops are offered at the Maui County Business Resource Center (at the Maui Mall across from Pizza Hut) and are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshops are subject to change or cancellation. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made by calling (808) 873-8247.

Below is a full list of workshops scheduled for this month:

Introduction to Maui Core Four Business Planning Classes: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor David Daly.  This workshop serves as an introduction to the Core Four Business Planning Course, presented by the MEO Business Development Center, which is a 36-hour course that will provide participants with information on how to write a business plan, while providing the information on how to start, operate and grow a business. 

Business on the Grills with MBB Members: Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, 12 to 1:30 p.m.  At Maui Business Brainstormers, members meet every month to discuss, share and learn subjects related to starting, running and growing your own business.  The attendees and the expert business coach contribute to the following featured segments: 1) Get to Know your Neighbor: an opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen your own abilities to socialize with others in fast paced situations. 2) Business on the Grill: This segment creates a case study for mutual learning. A MBB member submits his or her own business to be grilled. To apply for this segment, the business must be in operation with sales and the need to grow, but facing challenges. 3) Regular Brainstorming: Attendees have the opportunity to present a challenge they are experiencing in their own business for group ideas and suggestions. To attend, RSVP at www.meetup.com/mauibusinessbrainstormers. Non-members need first to join the FREE membership of MBB.

How to Acquire, Manage, and Keep Assets to Create Wealth: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Dr. Phil Lenefsky, DDS.  Understanding and managing your assets takes time and study. In this workshop, you will be presented with an actual asset acquisition. The following topics will be discussed: What type of asset to acquire and how to find the asset; How to build wealth with an asset purchase with little or no money, lease option and owner carry; How to finance the purchase without a bank loan; How options work; Working with liability, avoiding mortgage liability; How to produce passive income with less tax or no tax; and how Schedule E works on the tax return. Dr. Lenefsky’s presentation is strictly for educational purposes. ***Please review any action or plans you might undertake with your accountant, financial planner or attorney.

60 Ways to Grow Your Email List: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, 12 to 12:45 p.m. with instructor Mckenna Hallett. Instructors say email is 40 times more effective at acquiring customers than Facebook and Twitter combined, and it is still the go-to for growing a business in a cost-effective manner. Join Mckenna Hallett of My Golden Words for a 45-minute presentation that will help small business owners with email programs. You don’t need to be using Constant Contact to attend this free workshop; just bring your questions. 

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How to Increase Facebook Reach & Engagement: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 12 to 1:15 p.m. (Q & A 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.) with instructor Nico Fisher.  In this workshop, participants will learn how to use a Facebook checklist with steps to position their brand online and make a cohesive social media presence across all social media. Learn how to get more “likes”, “shares” and “comments” by posting time frames. In addition, marketing campaigns, branding, online presence and meaningful message will be discussed. 

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Quickbooks for Small Business: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 5 to 8 p.m., with instructor Richard Kehoe, CPA.  Cost is $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 teach participants how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance a checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss solutions. Sponsored by the Service Corps of Retired Executives, and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.

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