WAILUKU - Introductory classes for Maui Economic Opportunity's Business Development Center's Core Four Business Planning course will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing information needed to start, operate and grow a business.
The introductory classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 10 a.m., at MEO's Family Center, and Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall.
The six-week series begins on May 8 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 18. All sessions will be held at MEO's Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., from 9 a.m. to noon.
The classes are free and open to the public.
Registration is required for the course and may be done at introductory classes or weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO's Family Center. To register or for more information, call MEO at 249-2990.
Funding for the class comes from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and the Administration for Native Americans.
On April 24, 34 students from the course graduated and received Certificates of Achievement and a congratulatory dinner. 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 to provide additional guidance in operating a successful business.