The popular Core Four Business Planning series, offered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, gets underway on Sept. 5 in-person or online via Zoom.
The five-week series meeting twice a week covers writing a business plan and offers information entrepreneurs need to start, operate and grow a business. Core Four is perfect for those thinking of starting a business or who just started one and need further direction.
An added benefit of completing Core Four is becoming eligible for a business plan competitive grant of up to $20,000 for startup expenses.
The 24 hours of total instruction runs 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Sept. 5 to Oct. 5.
The course costs $75. Financial assistance is available.
Registration is required and can be done by submitting an online application at //meoinc.org and going to the Business Development Center tab or going to Core Four Registration Form 2023.
Enrollment forms also can be picked up 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at MEO’s Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku.
An introductory gathering to provide more detailed information about Core Four will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Maui County Business Resource Center in the new Maui County Service Center, 110 Ala‘ihi St., Ste. 209, Kahului.
Information about the course can also be obtained by calling BDC Director David Daly at (808) 249-2990.
Core Four receives funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.