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41 Graduate from MEO Business Planning Course

March 2, 2012, 2:33 PM HST
* Updated March 5, 12:24 PM
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MEO BDC Core Four Business Planning graduates. Courtesy of MEO BDC.

By Sonia Isotov

MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) graduated forty one (41) students from its Core Four Business Planning course on February 28.  On March 13, the next cohort will begin.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs were able to talk with Maui business bankers who had volunteered their time to review the students’ business plans and provide additional guidance in operating a successful business. The graduating students received a Certificate of Achievement and a congratulations dinner.

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.

On March 6 and March 8, MEO BDC will offer a one-hour introductory class will from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center and at the Maui County Business Resource Center (Maui Mall) on March 7from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public.


Then, on Tuesday, March 13, the next six-week series begins and continues from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays thru April 19. All sessions will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku.

Craig Swift, MEO BDC Director congradulates one of the graduates, Keone Deleon. Courtesy of MEO BDC.


Registration is required for the 6-week series. Funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Administration for Native Americans helps to make the Core Four Business Planning Classes possible.

For those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course, please call Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. at 249-2990. 

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