Ask the Mayor: Where Can I Get Info About Starting a Business?February 18, 2018, 12:01 PM HST · Updated February 16, 3:44 PM 1 Comment
Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.
Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], (808) 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.
Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.
Q: I am thinking about starting my own business. Where would I go to obtain information and assistance?
A: A great place to start is the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC). You can access information both online and in-person at the center, located at the Maui Mall across from IHOP.
The MCBRC is an extension project of the Office of Economic Development, and serves as a resource for new and existing business owners who need assistance and consultation.
The Kuha`o Business Resource Center, located in Kaunakakai, serves business owners on Moloka‘i.
To access online business research tools, browse business publications, obtain forms and applications for business licenses and download a handbook on starting a business in Maui County, visit www.mauicounty.gov/MCBRC. To view the calendar of workshops from the MCBRC webpage, click on “Training Opportunities.”
You can call the MCBRC at (808) 873-8247 for more information on services provided at the center.