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16 Graduate from MEO Core Four Business Program

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16 Graduate from MEO’s Core Four Business Planning course.

MEO’s Business Development Program graduated sixteen students from its latest Core Four Business Planning course on April 18, 2017.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one guidance from six commercial bankers representing First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaiʻi, and Central Pacific Bank.

Also, Wayne Wong with the Small Business Development Center, Karen Arakawa from the Maui County Small Business Center, and Paul Felix from The Edge Consulting Group helped to review the students’ business plans and provided suggestions and guidance in launching a successful business.


The graduating students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory lunch.

MEO BDC’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing the information you need to know to start, operate and grow your business.

Those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course can call Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. at (808) 249-2990. The next Core Four course will be held during the day.


One hour introductory classes will be held at MEO’s Family Center on Tuesday April 25, from 9 to 10 a.m., and at the Maui County Business Resource Center (Maui Mall) on Wednesday, April 26, from noon to 1 p.m.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and continues from 9 a.m. to noon, two days a week through June 7, 2017. All 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 done at the introductory classes or any weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center. Funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development helps to make the Core Four Business Planning Classes possible.

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