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Business planning classes set

March 10, 2011
Lahaina News
WAILUKU — MEO Business Development Corp., an affiliate of Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., will hold another series of nighttime classes for entrepreneurs in March and April.

These Core Four Business Planning Classes cover how to set goals, do market research, determine pricing, make the sale, understand and create cash flow projections and write a business plan — everything you need to know to start, fix or grow your business.

New this year is the addition of one week following the 30-hour course during which students will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with BDC staff while putting the finishing touches on their business plans and cash flow projections, so they can present them on Banker’s Night/Graduation on April 26.

Susie Thieman, who has more than 30 years of experience in starting and managing small businesses, serves as the primary instructor for the Core Four classes.

Free and open to the public, an introductory class will be held today, March 10, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The six-week series of classes begins on Tuesday, March 15, and continues from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 21. All sessions will be held at MEO’s Family Center at 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku.

Registration is required for the six-week series. There is a fee of $275 for the course, but funding from the county Office of Economic Development and state Office of Community Services make financial assistance available for most students.

For more information, call Evette Lau at 249-2990, extension 318.
 
 

 

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