Maui Business

Business Planning Course Graduates 13: New Classes Scheduled

June 18, 2015, 12:18 PM HST
* Updated June 18, 12:20 PM
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Core Four Business Planning course graduates. Courtesy photo.

MEO Core Four Business Planning course graduates. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Thirteen entrepreneurs graduated from the Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Program’s Core Four Business Planning course on June 16, 2015. The students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory luncheon.

County Councilmember Mike Victorino spoke briefly at the ceremony, encouraging the graduates to follow their dreams. Their success will come from hard work and a “never give up” attitude, he said.

The graduating students also received advice and guidance from commercial lenders representing Central Pacific Bank, Bank of Hawaiʻi and First Hawaiian Bank. The bankers reviewed the graduates’ business plans and provided advice about launching a successful business.

MEO BDC’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course that covers how to write a business plan and what entrepreneurs need to know in order to start, operate and grow a business.

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The next Core Four six-week series will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, July 7, and will continue two days a week through Aug. 18.

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Students should choose from three one-hour introductory classes to learn more about the course: Tuesday, June 30, and Thursday, July, from 6 to 7 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center, and at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall on Wednesday, July 1, from noon to 1 p.m.

All Core Four sessions will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.

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

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To register and for more information, call MEO at 249-2990.

Grant funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Central Pacific Bank helps to make the Core Four Business Planning classes possible.

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