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Jan 07

Maui County Business Resource Center JANUARY 2013 WORKSHOPS

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM by Ryan Piros

The MAUI COUNTY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOPS ARE FREE AND HELD FROM 12-1 p.m. 

(Unless otherwise noted)

PLEASE CALL US AT 873-8247 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.
All workshops are subject to change or cancellation.


"We, at the Maui County Business Resource Center, are very fortunate to have partners who are dedicated local business experts, who are eager to share their invaluable knowledge and expertise at these free workshops." Karen Arakawa shares. Karen is our Small Business Specialist who manages the Maui County Small Business Resource Center in Maui Mall. " Individuals who are contemplating starting a small business, or even those that presently have their own businesses, should take advantage of these workshops."

Here are the workshops:

“UNDERSTANDING YOUR CREDIT AND SCORES” by Jason Hall – Thursday, January 10
This is a 60 minute crash course on how to improve your credit scores. We’ll discuss how to deal with collections, tax liens, judgments, late payments, foreclosures and short sales on your credit report. Find out how this information can possibly be removed in less than 7 years to improve your scores. This workshop will be presented by Jason Hall, a Board Certified Credit Expert. He is presently a credit consultant and was previously a senior loan officer and production manager.


“LEARN HOW TO LEAD” by Larry Roussel – Tuesday, January 15 & 29 -11:45a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
“Are you leading your life or is life leading you?” That is the question! Professional speaker, entrepreneur and mentor, Larry Roussel, has developed a series of workshops with the ultimate goal of helping people reach their true potential and most desired objectives in life. These workshops will start you on the path that takes you from where you are, to where you want to be. Through this seminar you will develop a plan of action complete with guided accountability to keep you on track. This workshop series was created for people who are serious about wanting to understand how to manifest positive changes in their lives. You have the right to live a happy, satisfying, and successful life. Remember, this life is not a dress rehearsal. Let Larry help you make every minute count!


“DISCOVER THE SKILL TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN YOUR BUSINESS – PART 2” by Mike Kern – Wednesday, January 16
In this workshop, you will learn how to isolate, locate and eliminate the constraints that are presently holding you back from achieving success in your business. What you may not be aware of right now is how you think or what you know, determines your success. The one factor that really determines your success will be revealed in this workshop presented by Mike Kern. He provides assistance to businesses on Maui through his volunteer speaking engagements and workshops. In addition, he is a Junior Achievement advisor at Baldwin High School. Through the years, he has owned many businesses in multiple industries, usually selling to larger corporations or completing an IPO. His specialty is business finance, marketing and sales, and operations.


“SALES SKILLS 101- COMMUNICATING YOUR WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE” by TJ Anderson – Wednesday, January 23
This workshop will focus on the single most important aspect of selling-communicating. While this seems like an overly simple thing, proper communication for the sake of selling something, promoting a position, or advancing one’s cause is truly a lost art. Whether you want to become a great sales professional, need help communicating effectively in your relationships, or just want to become a more effective communicator overall, this workshop will help you achieve your goals. No matter what, if you follow the precepts of this class, you WILL be a better sales-communicator. Come get sold on selling!!! TJ Anderson is a long-time sales professional, beginning his 1st business at the ripe-old age of 12 years old, and promptly selling out of all his products within the first day. TJ has owned several successful businesses, both on Maui and the Mainland, and is currently the owner and sales manager for No Ka Oi Nut Company, a gourmet Bavarian-roasted nut company here on Maui. Much of his success comes from his sales skills, and during his time, he has been a national sales-leader for a Fortune 500 company, a sales manager for several companies and has won numerous awards, prizes, and trips as a result of his sales skills. His greatest passion, however, is seeing others succeed, and he loves teaching others the fine art of selling.


“SHOULD I BUY A BUSINESS OR SHOULD I START A NEW ONE?” by Mike Kern – Wednesday, January 30
Attend this workshop, and you will be surprised at what you will discover. This workshop is for sellers of businesses and potential buyers. Attendees will learn how to evaluate a business to determine what the existing business is worth.
This workshop will be presented by Mike Kern. He provides assistance to businesses on Maui through his volunteer speaking engagements and workshops. He currently owns eight businesses on the mainland in the areas of manufacturing and distribution. Through the years, he has owned many businesses in multiple industries, usually selling to larger corporations or completing an IPO. His specialty is business finance, marketing/sales and operations.

Mike Kern - MCBRC

“QuickBooks for Small Business” by Richard Kehoe, CPA
$45 per session
Hands-on computer training for beginners.
Thursday, January 24 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring. This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss YOUR solutions. Sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.
FREE COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH EXPERIENCED SCORE COUNSELORS.

Maui Business Brainstormers Monthly Meeting – Tuesday, January 22 – 11:45 to 1:30 p.m.
You are all welcome to join us!!!

Meet other business owners/managers, share and learn with thought-provoking questions, answers and coaching! Bring your business challenges to our meeting.
The session is free and starts promptly at 12:00 p.m. Features: introductions, “get to know your neighbor”, brainstormers sharing, expert coaching, quickfire.
Please *RSVP* at www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers IMPORTANT - We need your RSVP for planning adequate seating .

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