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​MEO BDC provides micro-enterprise loans, business planning classes, and consultation services.  Established in 1997, we have helped create more than 700 new business and 900 jobs and train 2,000 entrepreneurs. MEO BDC offers loans, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, for startup operations or expansion of existing small business.  We have emergency loans available for special situations.  MEO BDC has facilitated 700 loans worth more than $4 million.

The Core Four course enables development of a realistic, achievable business plan. The six-week, 36-hour course is offered 10 times a year on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. The classes usually are held at MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St, Wailuku; an additional Introduction class is held at the Maui County Business Resource Center (brown bag session). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sessions currently are being held virtually on Zoom.

MEO BDC programs are funded by grants from the Maui County Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Agape Foundation.

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