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Maui County Business Resource Center Workshops Announced

March 27, 2015, 10:18 AM HST
* Updated March 27, 10:19 AM
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The Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall, across from IHOP.

The Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall, across from IHOP.

By Maui Now Staff

The lineup of free (unless otherwise stated) workshops offered by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has been announced for April.

The sessions are held at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall in Suite B9. Seated is limited, and times are subject to change or cancellation. To make a reservation, call 873-8247.

The following workshops are being offered:

Spaces: The 5th Step to Optimizing Your Business with Gylian Solay, MS
Wednesday, April 1, noon–1:15 p.m.


Create space in your business and personal life by structuring your environment to accommodate your needs and priorities. The seminar will review the previous four session: Clarify your present business situation; Harmonize the various aspects of your business; Actualize your business vision; Be orderly–get more done and have more time for your business! Create your “mission possible” with Gylian Solay, MS, who offers her expertise as an organizer and small business owner.


Becoming a Best-Selling Author with Patrick Snow
Friday, April 10, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of publishing a book as a marketing strategy to strengthen your credentials, get free publicity and stand out from the competition. International best-selling author Patrick Snow leads the two-hour session covering publishing options, top five requirements for becoming a best-selling author and 18 mistakes to avoid.

Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB)
Tuesday, April 14, noon–2 p.m.


Meet and network with other business owners and managers, and fuel your creative fire with thought-provoking questions, answers, and coaching. For more info and to RSVP, go online.

The Social Side of Retirement Seminar with Gretchen G. Voxland, CFBS, CLU, ChFC
Wednesday, April 15, noon–1 p.m.

Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits during retirement. Instructor Gretchen G. Voxland, owner of Horizon Financial LLC, will guide participants through the myriad ways to file for retirement benefits. Voxland has taught the “Complete Financial Workshop” at UH Maui College for the last decade.

Get the Right Mix of Social Media and Emails! with Mckenna Hallett
Friday, April 17, noon–1:30 p.m.

Get onboard with the social media phenomenon and learn how to use powerful online marketing tools like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to grow your business. Session will explore various ways to improve your marketing tactics using conventional and unconventional thinking. Led by McKenna Hallett, a sales and marketing consultant with over 20 years of experience in business and marketing.

Identify Your Target Market & Earn More $$$ with Nico Fisher
Wednesday, April 22, noon–1:15 p.m. (Q&A until 1:30 p.m.)

Learn how to be a “go-to” person in your niche field and market your products with a sincere, compelling approach. Nico Fisher will share a variety of marketing tactics to help entrepreneurs shape their sales approach and excel. Fisher is an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in marketing and social media.

QuickBooks for Small Business with Richard Kehoe, CPA.
Thursday, April 23, 5 –8 p.m.
Cost: $45

Use and optimize QuickBooks for your company in a small class setting with personalized instruction. New users will learn how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoice, and balance checkbooks. Instructor Richard Kehoe, CPA, is a lead SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) counselor. Follow-up appointments are offered at no cost.

Introduction to Maui Core Four Business Planning Classes with Craig Swift
Wednesday, April 29, noon–1 p.m.

Introduces the Core Four Business Planning Course, a 36-hour course showing you how to write a business plan and start, operate and grow a new business.

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