MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)

MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)

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A thoughtful partnership between MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) and University of Hawai'i Maui College that helps to shape our local startup businesses and to wide the career choices of our local students (with actual "hands-on" opportunity!)



https://www.mauinews.com/news/community-news/2021/05/entrepreneurs-uhmc-students-collaborate/
If you are interested in starting a business, fleshing out an idea about a business idea or want to learn how you can gain the skills you need to become a successful business owner in Hawaii.
MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) is your first stop.
Follow the link to research this great resource.
MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) is offering Teen Financial Literacy! Click the link below...
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Small Business Development Center - Maui
MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)
Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.INNOVATE Hawaii
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation - HTDC
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
State of Hawaii Business, Economic Development & Tourism - Invest Hawaii
The County of Maui Office of Economic Development - OED
County of Maui
Visit Maui
Maui Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund business workshop is on this Thursday, July 11 at UH Maui College. Learn about business resources and financing for new or established businesses in any industry. Guest speakers are MEDB's Frank De Rego, MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)'s David Daly and Don Fukuhara of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Download the flyer for the details.
It's happening here at the MEO Business Development Center! Classes will run once a week from 5:30pm to 6:45 pm Call or email me to register your teen!!!!!
Learn about outlining a business plan, resources available for first time business owners and established ones. Excellent classes to help you on your way to success.
If you know of people interested in opening up a business or growing there business. share this with them and follow us for more information, etc.

MEO Business Development Center
(808)249-2990
http://www.meoinc.org/content/5390cf65ec062/Business_D

MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC) offers the following:
Business loans, Business Consultation, Credit Assesments and Core Four Business Planning Classes.

Operating as usual

12/28/2022

New MEO Core Four Business Planning Course series begins Jan 3rd

*New round of MEO Core Four Business Planning Course*

The first Core Four Business Planning series of 2023, offered by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, begins Tuesday, Jan. 3, at MEO.

Classes will be available in-person and live via Zoom.

Core Four offers a total of 24 hours of instruction on how to start, operate and grow a business and is perfect for those thinking of starting a business or in the early stages and in need of further direction.

The five-week series runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 3 to Feb. 3.

The course cost is $50. Financial assistance is available.

Registration is required and can be done online at www.meoinc.org (go to Programs and Services, Business Development Center, Core Four). Enrollment forms also may be obtained at MEO Family Center in Wailuku weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A one-hour Core Four introductory meeting will be held at noon, Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui County Service Center, 110 Ala‘ihi St., Ste. 209, Kahului.

For more information, contact BDC Director David Daly at (808) 249-2990.

Core Four’s county funding comes through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

12/21/2022

Emily Steenberg’s plan to establish a brick and mortar Kihei location for her comprehensive speech, occupational and physical therapy services business captured the top award of $25,000 in Maui Economic Opportunity’s second Best Business Plan Award competition. A panel of local business leaders selected Steenberg’s Malama Speech Therapy Services, LLC, plan for the top grant out of 37 submissions in the contest run by MEO’s Business Development Center.

Eight other plans received grant awards ranging from $14,000 to $5,000. BDC Director David Daly made the announcement on Dec. 5 in a gathering with all of the entrants, who completed the six-week Core Four business development course this year.

11/07/2022

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning series will begin a daytime series of classes starting Tuesday, Nov. 15.

MEO’s Business Development Center offers the course Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., in-person at MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku, and virtually via Zoom.

The course is geared for those thinking of starting a business or with an entrepreneurial idea but in need of direction. Information needed to start, operate and grow a business, as well as writing a business plan will be covered.

An Introductory Class at no cost will be held in-person from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Maui County Business Resource Center, 110 Ala‘ihi St., No. 209, Kahului. Call (808) 249-2990, to register for the Introductory Class.
Online registry here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejK4pSzwOVMx1G2ye4_irjRX_J0RbV9JVLNHfFxfo0AKl04g/viewform

Photos from MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)'s post 10/07/2022

*20 youth learn about money, budgeting, life in MEO Teen Financial Literacy workshop*

Twenty intermediate and high school youth received an introduction to the basics of personal finance and budgeting – and an awakening to adulthood and life – in Maui Economic Opportunity’s two-day Teen Financial Literacy workshop this week.
The workshop, put on by MEO’s Business Development Center on Monday, Oct. 3, and Wednesday, Oct. 5, was held at MEO in partnership with Hawai‘i State Federal Credit Union.
The Maui County Office of Economic Development provided funding for the workshop, which was offered at no cost. The instructors were Lianne Peros-Busch with BDC and Jaimie Dukelow with Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union.

Photos from MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)'s post 10/06/2022

Applications for the popular Agricultural Micro Grant Program 3.0 – which offers up to $25,000 to Maui County small farmers and ranchers – will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 17.
Two in-person informational grant workshops will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 12, at MEO Family Center in Wailuku and Thursday, Oct. 13, at an Upcountry location to be determined. Both gatherings begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Oct. 12 meeting will be offered via Zoom as well. The link is https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85320934279....
The meeting ID is 853 2093 4279; passcode 221305.

More information about the Micro Grant Program can be found here. MEO BDC Micro-Grants
https://www.meoinc.org/programs-services/business-development-center/micro-grants/

09/10/2022

*Another Teen Financial Literacy Workshop set during Fall Break*

Maui Economic Opportunity’s popular Teen Financial Literacy Workshop will be held in-person during Fall Break on Oct. 3 and 5 at MEO in Wailuku.

The two-session program offered through MEO’s Business Development Center covers budgeting and savings, basic banking, applying for jobs, credit and its importance and more. The overarching goal of the workshop is to provide youths with the skills, tools and knowledge to make sound financial decisions and a foundation to help them achieve their life goals.

The workshop is free and is geared for students from intermediate to high school. The sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 3, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 5, and will be held in-person at MEO, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku.

To register for the workshop, go to https://form.jotform.com/211266480815152 or call (808) 243-4347 or email: [email protected]

MEO’s Business Development Center is partnering on the workshop with Hawaii State Federal Credit Union. The instructors are Lianne Peros-Busch with BDC and Jaimie Dukelow with Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union. The Maui County Office of Economic Development is providing funding for the workshop.

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Jaimie Dukelow of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union helped teach the Teen Financial Literacy class with Lianne Peros-Busch of Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center in June at MEO. Another workshop, offered at no cost, is set during Fall Break on Oct. 3 and 5.

08/16/2022

*Business grants of up to $25,000 available to MEO Core Four students*
Our next series will start September 6th. Register here
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejK4pSzwOVMx1G2ye4_irjRX_J0RbV9JVLNHfFxfo0AKl04g/viewform
or call 808-249-2990.
For the second year, BDC is presenting a Best Business Plan grant program, which again is funded by Council Member Tasha Kama’s district allowance. There will be nine awards ranging from $25,000 to $5,000 with Core Four graduates through the upcoming class series eligible to submit business plans for review.

07/28/2022

*MEO Business Development Center offering credit counseling services*

Residents facing worrisome credit debt or needing advice on managing their student loans can now turn to Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center for help.

The Business Development Center recently certified staff members on Maui and Moloka‘i as national consumer counseling professionals and expanded services by offering credit counseling services at no charge to the public.

BDC is known for instilling the skills entrepreneurs need to be successful through the Core Four Business Planning series, helping existing businesses expand with microloans and guidance and offering financial literacy classes to those interested in getting a grip on their budgets.

There has been a gap in nonprofit credit counseling services on Maui for several years, and BDC is looking to fill the void.

BDC’s credit counseling professionals can perform an in-depth analysis on an individual’s or family’s financial situation to help find ways to save and get out of debt. Services include debt consolidation, which can reduce interest rates by more than 60 percent and monthly payments on credit cards by 25 percent.

Two members of BDC are certified student loan counselors as well. They can review financial profiles, including federal student loans, and work to find affordable solutions.

“Credit counselors cannot wave a magic wand and make debt disappear,” said BDC Director David Daly. “They can help reduce interest rates and develop a debt management and repayment plan that is doable and avoids bankruptcy. We also can help prevent future credit and debt problems through our counseling process.”

For more information about the credit counseling program, contact MEO Business Development Center at (808) 243-4318.

Director David Daly of the Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center teaches an in-person/virtual Core Four Business Planning course on July 19 at MEO in Wailuku. BDC is adding credit counseling services to its list of entrepreneurial, business and consumer services.

06/17/2022

Applications are being accepted for Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning series that offers the opportunity upon course completion to submit a business plan for review – with the top nine plans eligible for grants of up to $25,000 for start-up expenses.

The course runs from July 5 to Aug. 4 and will be offered in-person and via Zoom.

“This Core Four series will give start-ups an opportunity to plan for success while having a chance to gain start-up capital,” said BDC Director David Daly.

Registration is required for the five-week series and can be done by submitting an online application at

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejK4pSzwOVMx1G2ye4_irjRX_J0RbV9JVLNHfFxfo0AKl04g/viewform

06/10/2022

*On Wednesday's* The MEO Minute on Akaku's The Maui Daily, Business Development Center Director David Daly talks about a new credit counseling program.

His segment appears at about the 12 minute mark, preceded by a report on the MEO administered ‘Ai Hua farmers market voucher program for Native Hawaiians impacted by COVID-19.

https://cloud.castus.tv/vod/akaku/video/62a15bcc90bc3a000879733d?page=HOME

05/26/2022

*MEO Teen Financial Literacy workshop set in June*

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Teen Financial Literacy Workshop will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. June 20, 22, 27 and 29.

The four-session program offered through MEO’s Business Development Center covers budgeting and savings, basic banking, applying for jobs, credit and its importance and more.

The workshop is free and is geared for students from intermediate to high school. The four sessions are set to be held in-person at MEO, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku, but could move online depending on pandemic conditions.

To register for the workshop, go to https://form.jotform.com/211266480815152, call (808) 243-4347 or email [email protected].

MEO’s Business Development Center is partnering on the workshop with Hawaii State Federal Credit Union. The instructors are Lianne Peros-Busch with BDC and Jaimie Dukelow with Hawaiʻi State Federal Credit Union. The Maui County Office of Economic Development is providing funding for the workshop.

Manny Dukelow receives his Teen Financial Literacy certificate of completion, along with a few other goodies, at last year’s drive-thru graduation on June 18 at Maui Economic Opportunity. Also appearing in the photo are class instructors (from left) Lianne Peros-Busch and Jaimie Dukelow and Business Development Center Director David Daly.

Photos from MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)'s post 05/17/2022

‘The Real Deal’ brings UH-Maui College students MEO entrepreneurs together

UH-Maui College graphic design students gave their logo design pitch to Maui Economic Opportunity business planning class entrepreneurs in the collaborative “The Real Deal” event on May 9.

Students in the college’s “Intro to Graphic Design (CM 125)” were paired with entrepreneurs from MEO’s Core Four business planning class to design logos and develop promotional products for each business. “The Real Deal” was an online event via Zoom.

Course instructor Marc Antosch explained in a letter to Core Four students that his goal for the class was to “provide students with the foundational concepts of design, hands-on learning and preparing them for a professional career in graphic design.”

Students met with their “clients” to discuss business identity, target audience and their favorite business logos. In addition to logos, students created mockups of promotional items like T-shirts and shopping bags.

Four businesses from the MEO Core Four classes joined the project. The businesses, their products, the owners and the students follow:

- Da Coffee House; a food truck, selling tea, coffee, desserts and sandwiches on Moloka‘i; Desirae Cabalar; Arren Bacay and Tim McHugh.

- Island Bitters; bitters made on island with local ingredients; Joanne Wing; Evan Sparkman and Jonas Marcial.

- Nagasako Designs; handcrafted jewelry and accessories; Martina Nagasako; Jay Corpuz and Karlyn Romain.

- Maui Vanilla Co.; produces extracts from the cacao and vanilla flowers it grows; Mary Law; Matt Ines and Arabella Llamello.

For the entrepreneurs, the interaction with the UH-Maui College students gave them a window into the detailed components of developing a signature logo.

Nagasako said it was really cool to see the thought process behind the development of her logos and gained a greater appreciation of the work that goes into logo development.

“I was just so impressed with their work,” said Law of Maui Vanilla during the “The Real Deal.” “I really didn’t realize you had all of that going on” in designing the logo.

Law could not choose between the logo proposals by Ines and Llamello. “Both have the potential for being the logo,” she said, while expressing her gratitude for the energy put in by the two graphic artists.

This is the second year that UH-Maui College and MEO’s Business Development Center have collaborated. The Core Four series, offered multiple times during the year, provides business planning and development for entrepreneurs.

“Our students got a chance to work with these talented graphic artists without cost,” said BDC Director David Daly. “Entrepreneurs may believe that their magical idea is enough to bring success, but there is so much more to opening, running and growing a business.

“The entrepreneurs got a look into the genesis of a logo and insight into better marketing their products.”

For more information about the MEO BDC Core Four classes, call (808) 243-4318 or go to https://www.meoinc.org/programs-services/business-development-center/core-four/. To learn more about UH-Maui College's Academy for Creative Media, contact program coordinator Brian Kohne at [email protected].

Women in Business – Authoring Your Future | Maui Economic Development Board 05/04/2022

Women in Business – Authoring Your Future | Maui Economic Development Board

Professional women are always evolving and changing to meet the needs of the work world, clients, and life. The intersection of activity and purpose (IAP) is a powerful formula to determine if you are in the right place or if it’s time to make some changes and what direction those changes should take. Janet A. Gregory, KickStart Alliance, and Janice Hulse, Global Directions 2012, discuss their book “Age of Freedom: Women at the Crossroads of Career and Change” and the IAP formula in this interactive presentation. https://www.medb.org/women-in-business-authoring-your.../

Women in Business – Authoring Your Future | Maui Economic Development Board Professional women are always evolving and changing to meet the needs of the work world, clients, and life. The intersection of activity and purpose (IAP) is a powerful formula to determine if you are in the right place or if it’s time to make some changes and what direction those changes should t...

Maui Now : Webinar for Maui businesses interested in 2022 Tokyo International Gift Show 04/21/2022

Maui Now : Webinar for Maui businesses interested in 2022 Tokyo International Gift Show

Maui County businesses interested in participating in the 94th Tokyo International Gift Show are invited to a free informational webinar presented by the Maui Food Technology Center on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m.

https://mauinow.com/2022/04/18/webinar-for-maui-businesses-interested-in-2022-tokyo-international-gift-show/

Maui Now : Webinar for Maui businesses interested in 2022 Tokyo International Gift Show Maui County businesses interested in participating in the 94th Tokyo International Gift Show are invited to a free informational webinar presented by the Maui Food Technology Center on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Maui Now : Maui County’s small business grant application deadline is April 15 04/05/2022

Maui Now : Maui County’s small business grant application deadline is April 15

The deadline to apply for Maui County’s Small Business Grant Program is April 15, according to a county announcement. The county Small Business Grant Program is not an expense reimbursement program; instead qualified businesses will receive a $5,000 grant.

Maui Now : Maui County’s small business grant application deadline is April 15 The deadline to apply for Maui County’s Small Business Grant Program is April 15, according to a county announcement. The county Small Business Grant Program is not an expense reimbursement program; instead qualified businesses will receive a $5,000 grant.

Maui Now : Small Business Development Series hosted on Maui 03/30/2022

Maui Now : Small Business Development Series hosted on Maui

The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, US Small Business Administration, and Hawaiʻi Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, invite small business owners who are interested in working with the federal, state, and local government, to register for a free two-day Small Business Development Series on Maui.

Maui Now : Small Business Development Series hosted on Maui The Business Development Series for small and minority-owned companies looking at government work is coming to Maui.

Maui County Small Business Grant 03/09/2022

Maui County Small Business Grant

The Maui County Small Business Grant Program is open to ALL small businesses in Maui County starting March 1.

The County of Maui in collaboration with the Credit Unions of Maui (Maui County FCU, Maui FCU, Kahului FCU, Valley Isle Community FCU, Wailuku FCU, Maui Teachers FCU), announces the Maui County Small Business Grant. The grant program is part of the American Rescue Plan to assist small businesses in Maui County.
https://www.mauinuistrong.info/maui-county-small-business-grant

Maui County Small Business Grant The County of Maui in collaboration with the Credit Unions of Maui (Maui County FCU, Maui FCU, Kahului FCU, Valley Isle Community FCU, Wailuku FCU, Maui Teachers FCU), announces the Maui County Small Business Grant. The grant program is part of the American Rescue Plan to assist small businesses in....

Photos from MEO Business Development Center (MEO BDC)'s post 02/24/2022

Maui Economic Opportunity’s David Daly discussed programs offered by his Business Development Center from financial literacy to business planning to a handful of residents at the emergency shelter Wahi Ho‘omalu ‘O Wailuku.

Daly, director of BDC, held an informal talk with the residents of the shelter run by the Family Life Center at the site of the old UH-Maui College dorms on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Some residents showed interest in the next BDC Core Four Business Planning Course, set to begin via Zoom on Tuesday, March 1. The five-week series runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 1 to 31. The course cost is $50, and financial assistance is available.

Registration is required for the course, which can be done by submitting an online application through meoinc.org (click on the Business Development Center tab). Enrollment forms also can be picked up at MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St., Wailuku. For more information, call Lianne Peros-Busch at MEO Business Development Center at (808) 249-2990.

Daly also talked with residents about the teen and adult Money Matters Financial Literacy workshops. The adult workshops are free and held monthly with the next two-day session set for 10 a.m. to noon March 16 and 17 via Zoom. The class focuses on budgeting and saving, spending tendencies, credit and more. For more information, contact Heather Wells by email at [email protected] or by phone at (808) 243-4317.

The teen sessions are held during the summer.

Other BDC offerings that Daly mentioned at the gathering included a microloan program, which focuses on start-ups, and new credit counseling services with all three BDC staffers recently earning certification.

Maui Now : Core Four Business Planning Course to start new series, March 1 02/23/2022

Maui Now : Core Four Business Planning Course to start new series, March 1

Learn how to write a Business Plan✏️ MEO BDC Core Four Business Planning Course begins March 1.

Maui Now : Core Four Business Planning Course to start new series, March 1 Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center’s next series of the Core Four Business Planning Course will be starting Tuesday, March 1. All classes will be held online via the Zoom platform.

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https://www.natleshipweek-hawaii.org/feb-16-2022---money---maui-hawaii.html

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