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  1. Are You Micro-loan Ready? By Craig Swift

    August 7, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    Are you in need of a small business loan? Well, perhaps a micro loan may be your answer. Craig Swift, Director of the MEO Business Development Center may be the person that you need to obtain a loan between $500 and $50,000 for your small business venture. He will work with you to improve your credit scores so that you will or to start and/or build credit. Craig has over 25 years of experience in the fields of business ownership, finance, and community economic development in Maui County. Craig’s career also involved helping to finance hundreds of Hawaii businesses using the SBA 504 Program and the USDA Intermediary Relending Program, in addition to his current position of overseeing MEO’s Micro Loan Program. In 2013 Craig was honored by the SBA as the State of Hawaii’s Home-Based Business Champion of the Year. Craig has his MBA from the University of Hawaii and undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

  2. BECOMING A BEST-SELLING AUTHOR: Leveraging the World's Greatest Marketing Secret by Writing, Publishing and Promoting Your Book to Better Market Your Business

    August 10, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    Are you looking for a better way to market your business? Do you have a burning desire to become a best-selling author? Attend this seminar and learn how to make your publishing and business goals come true. If you want to stand out from your competition, strengthen your credentials, and get free publicity, then writing and publishing book is your best marketing strategy. Let international best-selling author, Patrick Snow, guide you through the process. In this two-hour seminar you will learn your three publishing options, top five requirements for becoming a best-selling author, and 18 mistakes to avoid. Most importantly you will learn how to monetize your passion and even better market your business, or start a new business using your book as a platform from which you can launch! Come early, and stay late for his Q/A session that will answer all questions on your book project. Patrick Snow is an international best-selling author of Creating Your Own Destiny, The Affluent Entrepreneu

  3. BUSINESS IN THE THINK TANK WITH MBB MEMBERS (FREE)

    August 11, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB) invite you to bring your business challenge to our Brainstorming Segment OR If you want to feature your business (or business concept) in our “Think Tank” segment (that’s 20 minutes just for you), submit a form on the MBB meetup site, OR come along to brainstorm and be showered with ideas. FEATURES • Mingling, Introductions • Get to Know Your Neighbor An opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen your own ability to communicate succinctly with others in fast-paced situations • Featured Business in the Think Tank A 20-minute segment in which a selected business is featured for focused brainstorming with the group. Owners of startups and small businesses benefit from this activity. You are qualified if you have a business concept fully researched and planned but with questions or obstacles remaining, or if you are a business already in operation with sales, but facing challenges to achieve further growth. The business owner needs to

  4. Look GREAT in the Inbox! By Mckenna Hallett

    August 12, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    It’s really competitive out there! You need to stand-out and be recognized everywhere people connect with you; especially in your email marketing. With an average delivery rate around 97%, it’s not only about being seen in inboxes, it’s getting people to open your email and remain engaged! This hour long presentation will cover “The 7 Don’ts of Email Design”. With recent changes in marketing online, this is an essential hour that every business or non-profit needs to attend. Your short-term and long-term success may hang in the balance. Learn the best ways to avoid being among the 80% of messages that are now being deleted and the 30% (and growing) unsubscribe rate being experienced among certain groups of recipients. Come and learn vital and easy to implement hints and tips to becoming more effective in your very next email campaign. Bring your marketing brain and let's get smarter together. There will be a Q & A session at the end. BONUS: All attendees will receive a free gui

  5. How to Use Pinterest for Promoting Your Business & Blog By Danielle Miller

    August 13, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    Pinterest sends more people to websites than LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube combined! Learn how this social network can help you get to know your customer better, establish brand authority, reach a wider audience, and drive visitors to your website and blog. Danielle Miller is Maui's Marketing Coach and founder of Miller Media Management. She specializes using social media to build profitable relationships with customers online. Not sure if this class is for you? Go to http://pinterest.com/source/YOURWEBSITE.com -- If there are results from your website already on Pinterest, this class is perfect for you!

  6. Improve Your Bottom Line: Sell More- Do Less By Marc Levine

    August 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    Do you desire to convert more prospects into clients? Do you want a simple and honest approach to sales? Do you want to help a prospect feel less defensive and more empowered to buy? There are proven powerful techniques that have helped others increase sales from 20-50%. These techniques are based on the foundational ideas of improvisation. In improvisation actors create scenes and a shared world without either one knowing what the other is thinking or about to say. They utilize principles that allow for discovery, heightened listening, laughter and agreement. These principles work beautifully in sales. We will breakdown these principles and use them in real world scenarios to help you sell more with ease. In this fun, highly interactive workshop, you will: Do less talking, more problem solving, and provide more solutions which equals sales for your business. Learn how to relieve the pressure of decision-making and empower people to buy. (People love to buy but hate to be sold)

  7. Get the Facts About Reverse Mortgages by Mel Ito

    August 17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    A reverse mortgage may be a good stress reliever for some and for others it could be a nice addition to an already sound financial plan. The old cliché “get the facts” has never been more appropriate when considering a reverse mortgage. A program which began in 1989, has evolved into a very sound option for those who are age 62 or older and live in their home as a primary residence. Common false rumors and myths about reverse mortgages will be addressed. Sample illustrations and case studies will be used to explain the various programs and options. Whether you have an outstanding mortgage or not, age 62 or not, have heirs or not, the presentation may change your perspective on reverse mortgages. Mel Ito is a State of Hawaii Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator (HI-457461) and has done reverse mortgages since 2008. He has been in the banking/mortgage lending profession since 1983 and feel that now is a good time to educate the community about the benefits of reverse mortgages Lit

  8. 45 Social Media Tools and Tips to Improve Your Marketing by Nicole Fisher

    August 19, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    As many of you may already know, it takes a lot of time to create quality content, engage on social profiles and to sustain online relationships that support your business goals. How would you like to learn to automate your posts? In this workshop, Nicole will provide you with tips to strategically choose your tools so that you can get more out of your social media marketing. This fascinating workshop is being presented by Nicole “Nico” Fisher. She is an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as a Marketing Strategist, Social Media Consultant and Trainer. She is passionate about taking businesses from good to great through various marketing avenues.

  9. Get the Facts About Farm Loans and Farm Record Keeping by Richard "Buddy" Nichols

    August 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    USDA, Farm Loan Programs have been available for many years and has numerous types of loans available to a farmer from beginning farmers to seasoned farmers. The importance of good record keeping increases the success of any business; including farming. Whether you apply for a loan or not, you will need to know the productivity of your farm and whether it is improving every year. Buddy Nichols is a USDA, Farm Loan Program Manager on Maui. He previously has a BA in Animal Science as well as an MBA. He owned/managed a dairy, raised cattle and fruits/vegetables. He understands the aspects of farming from production to financial recordkeeping

  10. “QUICKBOOKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS” by Richard Kehoe, CPA

    August 27, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    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.

  11. Cross Channel Marketing 101: Navigating and Integrating Your Message Across Maui’s Print, Electronic and Digital Advertising and Marketing Channels By Eric T. Richter and Mckenna Hallett

    August 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center

    In this workshop, you will learn about how to take the first steps in creating a successful campaign for your small business. In addition, you will also learn about: 1) Tips for setting your goals and priorities. 2) Creating your budget. 3) Picking your media. Pluses and minuses of print, electronic, email, Internet and social media outlets and how to link them all together 4) Evaluating your results. A free resource guide will also be presented to all workshop attendees. Eric T. Richter is the publisher and editor of Maui Vision Magazine, Maui’s guide to healthy and natural living. He has published successful community newspapers and magazines for 37 years, first in Southern California and now here on Maui for 14 years. Visit www.mauivision.net. Mckenna Hallett is owner of mygoldenwords.com and is a sales and marketing professional and public speaker. As a Certified Authorized Local Expert with Constant Contact she is an email expert and co-authored a 160 page E-course on emai


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