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First Evening Class Held at Business Resource Center

June 1, 2011, 6:12 PM HST
* Updated June 2, 3:36 PM
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Richard Kehoe, MBA, CPA is a long-time SCORE counselor, and the lead SCORE representative on Maui. Numerous business owners have received his free business counseling and mentoring at the MCBRC. He also delivers the QuickBooks workshop.

By Sonia Isotov

The Maui County Business Resource Center has announced several additional free business workshops featuring local business consultants and an attorney, including a special evening workshop on using  Quickbooks for beginners.

For the first time, Richard Kehoe, CPA, will lead a hands-on computer QuickBooks training course for beginners on June 30, 2011 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Business Resource, entitled “QuickBooks for Small Business”. The session is $45 and students will learn to set up company QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring.  This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook.  Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss your solutions.  The workshop is sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.

The following business workshops will also be held at the Maui County Business Resource Center during the month of June. These free workshops are presented from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Finally Fearlessly Face Facebook with Timothy Wenk
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This seminar is designed to introduce Maui small business owner to Facebook, from a marketer’s point of view.  It is an overview of all the possible ways a Maui small business owner could use to legitimately attract new customers, and increase sales. The instructor, Timothy Wenk, is not an “expert” on Facebook. Please note that this is an informational seminar, not a training seminar.


The Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Online Marketing with Julie Migneault
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Do you understand the importance of having an online presence, but don’t know where to begin?  Have you taken steps to market your business online with little return on investment?  If so, join intuitive business coach, Julie Migneault to learn how to move through roadblocks and create a successful online strategy for your business.  Migneault works with clients who are ready to take their business to the next level through her intuitive approach to business coaching.

The Office of Economic Development's Small Business Advocate, Karen Arakawa, manages the Maui County Business Resource Center. File photo.


Starting a Business in Maui County with Karen Arakawa
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Lectured by Karen S. Arakawa of the County Office of Economic Development, this seminar covers general information and requirements for starting a business in Mau County.  Handouts, Websites and other helpful information included.

The Legal “Must Haves” for Your Business


with Shannon Imlay, Esq.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Join Shannon S. Imlay as she will walk you through the documents that are critical to starting your business.  This workshop will show how to obtain a domain name, select a trademark, search and register for a trade name, find any requisite permits, and develop the legal agreements you need to launch and secure your business.  Shannon S. Imlay has been practicing law in Hawaii since 2002 and serves as general counsel to condominium, cooperative and homeowner associations, as well as representing clients in commercial litigation, business and construction litigation. She also practices intellectual property legal services.

ABC’s of a Business Plan with Susie Thieman
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Susie Thieman, President and CEO of MEO Business Development Corp. will discuss the reason for writing a business plan.  Participants will receive an outline of the business plan used by MEO Core Four Business Plan course.  Thieman is the instructor of the program and has more than 25 years of small business startup and management experience.

All classes are held at the Maui County Business Resource Center located across from IHOP at the Maui Mall in Kahului. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged by calling the Center at 873-8247.

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