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Nine Students Graduate from MEO’s ‘Core Four Business Planning’ Clinic

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Program graduated nine students from the Core Four Business Planning course on December 12.

Attending the luncheon from the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development was Director Teena Rasmussen, she spoke to the graduates on the benefits of being a small business owner, and the positive impact that small businesses have on our Maui economy.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one guidance from local commercial bankers from First Hawaiian Bank and Central Pacific Bank, along with economic development partner MEDB. 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.

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

For those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course you can call Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. at 249-2990.  The next Core Four course will be held in the evenings.  One hour introductory classes will be held at the MEO’s Family Center on January 2nd 6pm to 7pm, and at the Maui County Business Resource Center (Maui Mall) on Wednesday January 3rd, from 12 noon to 1pm. The six-week series begins on Tuesday evening, January 9th, 6pm to 9pm two days a week through February 15th .  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 8am to 4pm 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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