24 Maui Entrepreneurs Graduate from MEO Business Course

October 23, 2014, 2:29 PM HST · Updated October 23, 2:32 PM
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Core Four Business Planning course June 2014 graduates. Courtesy photo.

Core Four Business Planning course June 2014 graduates. File photo courtesy MEO.

By Wendy Osher

Twenty-four entrepreneurs in training were included in the latest graduating class from the Core Four Business Planning course hosted by Maui Economic Opportunity, the organization announced.

The graduating students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory dinner during a ceremony held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

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.

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Students received guidance from local bankers who provided suggestions on how to improve their plans, and tips on what to expect from commercial lenders.

This month’s graduating class also received words of encouragement from Maui Council Chair Gladys Baisa and Council Member Michael Victorino, who attended the graduation ceremony.

The next six-week Core Four class series will begin on Nov. 5, 2014, with classes to be held during the day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MEO Family Center at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.

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

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. at MEO’s Family Center;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center; and
  • Thursday, Oct. 30 from 9 to 10 a.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

Registration is required for the six-week series and can be done at the introductory classes or any weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

More information is available by calling Maui Economic Opportunity at (808) 249-2990.

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