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Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops

ONABEN News Release

A free, two-day workshop will teach business concepts for anyone starting up or running a small business. Held by RedWind and ONABEN hosted by Kuha`o Business Center, this small business development workshop will be provided in Kaunakakai at the Molokai Community Health Center (MCHC) on Monday, April 7 and the Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center (QLCC) at Kulana Oiwi on Tuesday, April 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This workshop, one of 15 RedWind will hold this year, will cover business concepts indispensable for anyone starting up or running a small business. Instructors will also identify and help participants avoid common pitfalls. The training will provide comprehensive information on topics important to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners related to business planning, access to capital, basic bookkeeping, human resources, problem solving and marketing a small business.

The event is free to attend and open to the public. All class materials and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost.

To register, please visit conta.cc/1hJvxNu, or contact Jennifer Hawkins at 553-8100 or jennifer.hawkins@co.maui.hi.us. You can also find more information about trainings at nativesmallbusiness.org/.

Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshops are provided to Native communities across the country through support from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA). The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business by providing financial, contractual and business development assistance and advocating on their behalf within the government. More information about the SBA ONAA can be found at sba.gov/naa.

ONAA contracted with RedWind to provide the subject workshops. The RedWind Group is a Native operated technical assistance firm that helps transform and build strong tribal nations, enterprises and organizations. Workshops are based on the ONABEN curriculum, Indianpreneurship. ONABEN is a nonprofit headquartered in Portland, Oregon, created in 1991 by four Oregon tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. For more information on these organizations, please visit redwindgroup.com or onaben.org.


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