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Maui October Business Workshop Schedule

September 24, 2014, 8:29 AM HST
* Updated September 24, 8:31 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 October 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:

Do-It-Yourself Marketing: Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 12 to 1:30 p.m. with instructor Danielle Miller.  How can you look like a big brand on a small budget? Do it yourself marketing can save you money, but it can also hurt your brand if not done properly. Other benefits of doing your own marketing include maintaining control of your branding, learning from experience and developing the voice of your company. Find out what it takes to run your own marketing campaign the right way. Join marketing coach, Danielle Miller, for a one-hour class complete with handouts and a Q & A session.

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Essentials for Successful Financial Planning: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Dr. Phil Lenefsky, DDS.  If you are the type of person who would like to create wealth and turn that wealth into “free time,” understanding financial planning is absolutely essential. This workshop will introduce you to methods and concepts that are required knowledge in becoming a successful financial planner. Assembled in a concise and easy-to-understand outline, the information presented by Dr. Lenefsky is based upon decades of personal experience and study, as well as observation and interviews with hundreds of successful individuals throughout the country. By attending this workshop, you will be informed of the many parts of the plan. Those who are interested in learning more following this workshop can arrange to have follow-up workshops or multi-part seminars set up.

Audience participating in the brainstorming at the 1st West Maui Business on the Grill. Photo courtesy MBB.

Audience participating in the brainstorming at the 1st West Maui Business on the Grill. Photo courtesy MBB.

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Business on the Grill with MBB Members:  Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Maui Business Brainstormers members meet every month at MCBRC to discuss, share and learn about subjects related to starting, running and growing your own business. Spirited discussions result in information, education and fun. The attendees and the expert business coach contribute with substance to the featured segments: 1) Get to Know your Neighbor: an opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen 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 must first join MBB’s FREE membership.

The Social Side of Retirement Seminar:  Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Gretchen G. Voxland, CFBS, CLU, ChFC.  Are you thinking about retiring soon? Would you like to learn how to maximize the most of your Social Security benefits in your retirement? Did you know that there are hundreds of ways to file for your Social Security benefits? Gretchen G. Voxland is the owner of Horizon Financial, LLC and has been teaching UH Maui College’s “Complete Financial Workshop” for the last 10 years. She will lead attendees through this seminar and provide information and options.

Ten Things to Ask Yourself Before You Begin Branding Your Business:  Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 12 to 1:15 p.m., Q&A from 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. with instructor Nico Fisher.  Branding your business is of utmost importance, whether you are a sole proprietor or a huge multi-million dollar corporation. Creating a brand will help you to stand out amongst your competitors. In this workshop presented by Nico Fisher, participants will discover the ten things that you need to ask yourself prior to the beginning of your branding process. Did you know that there are strategic steps that must be taken to position your Brand online? These steps will result in a cohesive social media presence across all social media platforms. Nico is an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in marketing and social media. She is presently a Marketing Strategist, Social Media Consultant and Trainer and is passionate about taking businesses from good to great through various marketing avenues.

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The ABC’s of a Business Plan:  Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Craig Swift.  Swift, Director of the MEO Business Development Center, will discuss the reasons for writing a business plan. He has more than 35 years of experience in owning, managing and lending to small businesses. Participants will receive an outline of the business plan taught by MEO’s “Core Four” Business Plan Course.

Quickbooks for Small Business:  Thursday, Oct. 16, 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 you 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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