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Maui November Business Workshop Schedule

November 10, 2014, 1:19 PM HST
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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 November 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:

Growing Younger at Any Age – Tips for the Enlightened Entrepreneur: Monday, Nov. 10 from 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Diana E. Ruiz.  Join Seattle author and speaker Diana E. Ruiz – Stress Relief Coach as she shares highlights from her award-winning book “Healing Your Life with Water – How to use your Mind Body and Water Connection to Awaken your Inner Fountain of Youth.”  Learn fresh and powerful insights and practical knowledge to implement in your life and business to make it a success. Diana works with entrepreneurs, employees and employers who feel stretched and overwhelmed by trying to be present for family, clients, work and themselves. She is a certified practitioner of EFT, a disarmingly simple technique that relieves stress in the workplace and at home. She used this powerful technique and the others presented in the book to eliminate her own intense social phobia, panic attacks and PTSD so she could achieve her long-time dream of being a successful coach, author and speaker. Diana has a Master’s in Communications and was awarded “Businesswoman of the Year 2012” for Western Washington by the National Association of Professional Women. In this workshop you will learn: 3 Keys to Boosting Your Business and Health; The Surprising Connection Between Water, Stress and Your Business; About Your Inner Fountain of Youth and How to Boost Focus, Creativity, Business, Weight loss, and Health.


The Power of Email Marketing for the Holidays: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 from 12 to 12:45 p.m. with instructor Mckenna Hallett.  Join Mckenna Hallet to jumpstart your holiday sales. Take advantage of Small Business Saturday. Get increased results from every email you send. Plus hints and tips for subject lines, content creation, and so much more! Are you up-to-date on the trends for effective emails to the mobile marketplace? Door prizes and other specials included exclusively for participants.  Mckenna brings years of marketing background on a variety of subjects. She is especially knowledgeable about email marketing. She is a solution provider with Constant Contact as well as a certified authorized local expert who works closely with a variety of businesses throughout the US and Maui.


The Philosophy of Money:  Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Dr. Phil Lenefsky, DDS. What facts of reality make money necessary for modern humans to survive on this planet? What are the requirements that nature places on man that make money or money substitutes necessary? What is the nature and relationship of humans to money? If you want to not only acquire money, but actually keep some in the form of wealth, the answers to these questions are fundamental and necessary for you to fully understand. Answers that are not in harmony with reality will result in failure. The answers to those abstract questions immediately lead to moral and political questions such as these: Should taxes be voluntary or be forced by law? Should there be zoning laws, land use laws? What do you think of private property, which includes money? What is the proper criminal code for safeguarding wealth? What is the proper physical form of money? What is the purpose of banks the courts, the police? Dr. Phil Lenefsky, DDS, operated a private dental practice from 1974-1994 in the State of Colorado and now practices as a locum tenens dentist and teaches financial principles in a private setting. Using his advanced training in finance, taxes, real estate, mortgages and commodities, he was able to retire at age 41. Since then, he has been coaching and teaching others to achieve their financial independence. His presentation is strictly for educational purposes. Please review any action or plans you might undertake with your accountant, financial planner or attorney.

Business on the Grill with MBB Members (Free):  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall Ste B-9. At MCBRC, Maui Business Brainstormers members meet every month to discuss, share and learn subjects related to staring, running and growing 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 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 opportunity to present a challenge they are experiencing in their own business for group ideas and suggestions. To attend, RSVP at Non-members need to first join the FREE membership of MBB.

Online Marketing Lessons You Must Know to Grow Your Business in 2015:  Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. and Q&A till 1:30 p.m. with instructor Nico Fisher.  In this workshop, you will learn the detailed steps to building the best business pages and online business profiles. Do you need help with using event features in order to capture more customers? Learn how to effectively use powerful list builders. Please come to this workshop presented by Nico Fisher. 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.  SPECIAL EVENING WORKSHOPS: $45.00 PER SESSION


Quickbooks for Small Business, Hands-on computer training for beginners: Thursday, Nov. 13 & 20, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. with instructor Richard Kehoe, CPA.  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.  FREE COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH EXPERIENCED SCORE COUNSELORS

The Gift That Gives Back – Best Practices to Ensure Gift and Loyalty Card Success:  Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. with instructor Linda Artman.  In 2013, gift card purchases exceeded $118 billion for the first time. A gift/loyalty card program is no longer a luxury for merchants, but a necessity to remain competitive. Explore proven “best practices” to implement a successful gift/loyalty program. There will be also additional information on marketing your program and utilizing promotional strategies to keep up with the technology, trends and taste. Linda Artman has been a marketing and payment specialist for the past 10 years. She holds a BS degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on sales and marketing.

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