MEO Business Development Center graduated 15 students from its Core Four Business Planning course Dec. 18.
During 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 luncheon.
MEO BDC's Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing the information to start, operate and expand a business.
MEO Business Development Center Director Craig Swift greets Core Four Graduate Tihani Yamane.
To learn more about the entrepreneurial training course, call Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. at 249-2990. The next course will be held evenings. A one-hour introduction will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10 at MEO's Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku, and also from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan 9 at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall. The six-week course will begin Jan. 15 and continue from 6 to 9 p.m. two days a week through Feb. 26. All sessions will be held at MEO's Family Center. Scholarship funds are available.
Registration is required for the six-week series and can be completed at one of the introduction sessions or from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. any weekday at MEO's Family Center. Funding from the Maui County Mayor's Office of Economic Development helps to make the Core Four Business Planning Classes possible.