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Business Planning Course Graduates 19; Another Scheduled

February 26, 2016, 11:32 AM HST
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MEO BDC Director Craig Swift and Kokopele business owner Jotham Hall.

Nineteen students graduated from MEO’s Business Development Program’s Core Four Business Planning course on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

County of Maui Managing Director Keith Regan attended the event, providing encouraging advice to the graduates.

At the graduation, the soon-to-be entrepreneurs received one-on-one guidance from commercial bankers and MEO Loan Fund managers.

Business plans were reviewed, and the students received suggestions and guidance in launching a successful enterprise.

The graduates received certificates of achievement and enjoyed a congratulatory dinner.


MEO BDC’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan, and includes information on starting, operating and growing a business.


The next course will be held in the evening.

One-hour introductory classes will be held at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall on Wednesday, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m., and on Thursday, March 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, March 8, and continues from 6 to 9 p.m. two days a week through April 19.


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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

Call MEO at 249-2990 to learn more about the entrepreneurial training course.

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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