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February Workshops at Maui County Business Resource Center Announced

January 31, 2015, 11:45 AM HST
* Updated January 31, 11:54 AM
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The Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall, across from IHOP.

The Maui County Business Resource Center is located at the Maui Mall, across from IHOP.

By Maui Now Staff

The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is presenting a full lineup of workshops in February at the Maui County Business Resource Center located in the Maui Mall, Ste. B-9.

Spaces are limited and schedules are subject to change or cancellation. To make a reservation to attend a workshop, contact the center at 873-8247. Workshops are free unless otherwise indicated.

The following workshops will be offered:

Chaos to Carefree – 5 Steps to Optimize Your Business and Affect Your Bottom Line
Instructor: Gylian Solay, M.S.
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, noon–1:15 p.m.


Chaos to Carefree offers five simple steps to harmonize your business and efficiently make your business vision a reality. Optimize your business by creating a “Mission Possible” with organizer and small business owner Gylian Solay, M.S. Get more done, and create functional, manageable space in your workplace that are easy to maintain.


Business on the Grill with MBB Members
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, noon–2 p.m.

Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB) meet every month to share and learn about beginning, operating, and expanding your own business. The featured segments of this workshop will include:

1) Get to Know Your Neighbor: This is an opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen own abilities to socialize with others in fast paced situations.


2) Business on the Grill: This segment creates a case study for mutual learning. A MBB member submits own business to be grilled. To apply for this segment, the business must be in operation with sales and the need to grow, but facing challenges.

3) Regular Brainstorming: Attendees have opportunity to present a challenge they are experiencing in their own business for group ideas and suggestions. Please RSVP to attend at Non-members must join MBB (at no charge) to participate.

Becoming a Best-Selling Author
Leveraging the World’s Greatest Marketing Secret by Writing, Publishing and Promoting Your Book to Better Market Your Business
Instructor: Patrick Snow
Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for a better way to market your business, or have an urgent desire to become a best-selling author, this workshop is for you. The seminar focuses on learning how to make publishing and business goals a success. Learn to stand out among the competition, strengthen credentials and get free publicity by publishing a book as a marketing strategy. Best-selling international author Patrick Snow will guide this two-hour workshop and cover your three publishing options, top five requirements for becoming a best-selling author and pitfalls to avoid.

Small Business Lending Workshop
Instructors: David Daly and John Flom
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, noon–1 p.m.

Find out how to fund your startup business or expand it, know what to be aware of, and what lenders look for. Learn the ABC’s of small business lending with Loan Fund Managers David Daly and John Flom. MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) is a microenterprise development program within Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. providing capital and business assistance throughout Maui County. MEO BDC has a loan program available, lending from $500 to $50,000.

Social Media Marketing Game Plan
Instructor: Nico Fisher
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, noon–1:15 p.m. and Q&A until 1:30 p.m.

Learn to build a Marketing Game Plan from start to finish and take home “action steps” to earn more money online. Nico Fisher, an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in marketing and social media, currently works as a marketing strategist, social media consultant and trainer. She has a passion for taking businesses from good to great through proven marketing techniques.

Quickbooks for Small Business: Hands-on computer training for beginners
$45 per session
Instructor: Richard Kehoe, CPA
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, 5–8 p.m.

Learn to use QuickBooks in a small class setting tailored to your needs. Designed for new users, the class with show you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Attendees may schedule a free followup session to discuss further solutions. The workshop is sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) and instructed by Richard Kehoe, CPA, a lead SCORE counselor.

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