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Free Business Workshops

ONABEN News Release

The Maui County Office of Economic Development Molokai Kuha`o Business Center along with MEO Business Development Center will partner with ONABEN-A Native American Business Network to present a series of business workshops on Thursday, Nov. 13. The workshops will be held at the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Kuha`o Business Center which is at 2 Kamoi Street, Suite 600, Kaunakakai, HI, 96748.

The first workshop will occur from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April Lemly, ONABEN’s Marketing Coordinator, will lead an overview of web design basics for small businesses.

The second workshop will occur from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and include an overview of bookkeeping and accounting platforms for small businesses. This session will be led by Selena Yokoyama, ONABEN’s Administrative Services Director.

The Molokai Kuha`o Business Center was created to serve as an advocate and vehicle of empowerment for Molokai’s families to achieve both individually and collectively financial independence and abundance in the formation of healthy and sustainable businesses. The overall goals of the Business Center are to foster long-term economic growth for the County of Maui and to showcase the islands’ competitive advantage to promote Maui County as a community where people may live, learn, work, and play. For more information about the Business Center, please visit co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?nid=1047.

ONABEN is a 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Portland, Oregon, created in 1991 by four Oregon tribes to encourage the development of a private sector on their reservations. The group is driven by its mission to support Indigenous individuals, economic development organizations and communities by increasing opportunities for sustainable economic growth through culturally relevant entrepreneurial training and organizational development. For more information about ONABEN, please visit onaben.org.

According to Jennifer Hawkins, Small Business Specialist at the Kuha`o Business Center, all entrepreneurs are invited to register for these free workshops that will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business.

“Aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners will be provided the tools necessary to move forward in their business development initiatives,” said Veronica Hix, ONABEN’s Executive Director.

The workshops are free to attend and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

To register for either or both of these workshops please contact Jennifer Hawkins at 553-8100 or April Lemly with your name, email and phone number. April can be reached either at april@onaben.org or by calling (503) 968-1500. Please also reach out with any further questions.

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