Free Small Business Training

 ONABEN News Release

Our Native American Business Network (ONABEN) looks forward to returning to Molokai to work with entrepreneurs and provide free training. This small business development workshop will be provided in Kaunakakai at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs/DHHL Conference Room, across from Coconut Grove, at the Kulana Oiwi Building D, on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1 to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 14, 9 a.m. to noon.

ONABEN provides training and technical assistance to the Molokai small business community as part of a three-year grant with the Administration for Native Americans, and Veronica Hix, ONABEN’s Executive Director, is “Thrilled to return and revisit with so many amazing entrepreneurs on Molokai. We always enjoy our time working together and feel like a part of the community.”

All entrepreneurs are invited to attend and strongly encouraged to register for this free two-day course for small business development. The training will benefit anyone who operates or is considering operating a small business. Day one will cover financial management (budgeting, banks, and balance sheets) and day two will cover understanding and accessing credit. Both topics come from OWEESTA’s Building Native Communities curriculum.

First Nations OWEESTA Corporation will present this training, in partnership with ONABEN, Kuha`o Business Center, and MEO Business Development Center. The event is free to attend and open to the public. All class materials and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost.

“We are excited to have OWEESTA coming to Molokai,” said Jennifer Hawkins, Small Business Specialist at Kuha`o Business Center.  “Financial issues impact every one of us. From students to kupuna, we can never have enough knowledge on this topic.  I hope our Molokai residents will join us for this wonderful Financial Literacy workshop opportunity brought to Molokai by our Native American partner ONABEN.  Learning about opening an account, building credit, and re-establishing credit are important topics for families and businesses alike,”

“This training creates an important foundation for families who seek to feel empowered in their own finances, and First Nations Oweesta is excited to partner with ONABEN and the Kuha`o Business Center to make this training available in Molokai,” added Krystal Langholz, Director of Programs at First Nations OWEESTA Corporation.

Registration is limited. To register, please use the following link conta.cc/1Aj5gjD,or contact Jennifer Hawkins at 808-553-8100 or jennifer.hawkins@co.maui.hi.us.




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