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20 Students Graduate from MEO Business Planning Course

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The Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Program graduated 20 students from its Core Four Business Planning course during a congratulatory lunch held on Aug. 15, 2017.

At the graduation, the students’ business plans were reviewed and were provided suggestions and guidance in launching a successful business. Photo Courtesy

The County of Maui Mayors Office of Economic Development Director Teena Rasmussen attended the event and gave advice to the graduates.

The 36-hour course teaches students how to write a business plan while providing the information needed to start, operate and grow a business.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one guidance from local commercial bankers, MEO partners from SBDC and MEDB, as well as MEO Loan Fund managers. The students’ business plans were reviewed and were provided suggestions and guidance in launching a successful business. The graduating students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulatory lunch.


The next Core Four course will be held during the evening with a one hour introductory class held at the MEO’s Family Center Aug. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., and/or at the Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall on Wednesday Aug. 30, from noon to 1 p.m.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and continues from 6 to 9 p.m. two nights a week through Oct. 12.

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.

Interested participants can learn more about the entrepreneurial training course by calling MEO at 249-2990.

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