WAILUKU – MEO’s Business Development Program graduated fourteen students from the Core Four Business Planning course yesterday, December 16. Maui County Council Member Stacy Crivello attended the luncheon and encouraged the graduates to follow their dreams and told them that if they work hard they will be successful.
At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one advice and guidance from nine (9) commercial bankers representing First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, and Central Pacific Bank. The bankers reviewed 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.
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 during the evening. One hour introductory classes will be held on Tuesday, January 6th (2015) and Thursday, January 8th, from 6pm to 7pm at MEO’s Family Center, and also at the Maui County Business Resource Center (Maui Mall) on Wednesday, January 7th from noon to 1pm. The six-week series begins on Tuesday, January 13 and continues from 6pm to 9pm two days a week through February 24th. 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.