Down to Business

Classes teach entrepreneurial skills.

MEO News Release

Ever thought about starting your own business? Now’s your chance to learn how. The Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) Business Development Corp. (BDC) is providing a series of evening classes for entrepreneurs during the months of May and June.

The 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 or grow your business. Kuulei Arce, MEO BDC Loan Fund Manager, will serve as the primary instructor for this class.

The classes, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, start May 18 and run for six weeks. Graduation will be held on June 20.

Registration is required, and there is a fee of $275 for the course. However, grants from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the State Office of Community Services make financial assistance available for most students. All classes will be held at MEO Building at 380 Kolapa Street in Kaunakakai.

MEO BDC has made over 600 loans totaling just over $3 million in amounts from $500-$25,000.  These loan recipients and the 1,350 business planning course graduates have created or retained more than 1,450 jobs in Maui County. For more information call Kuulei Arce at 553-3270.


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.