February 20, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed Congress on Dec 20, 2017 and is the largest federal tax reform law in more than 30 years. Tax rate changes, new benefits, disappearing deductions, qualified business income deductions; what do they all mean? Come to zhear in plain language how these changes will affect your personal and business taxes, and how to plan to take advantage of the benefits and avoid tax pitfalls.
Juliet Kong is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent and owner of Smart Tax Solutions. She is also Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Provider Tax Advisor for Maui. She thrives helping other entrepreneurs to Save Money and Reduce Taxes with practical and extensive real-world guidance.
February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center
Julius Geis, CEO of On Any Given Monday, will explain why this idea helps retail businesses understand that there are more relevant indicators to “closing a sale” and generating commercial success than just the product and the lowest price. This workshop is specially targeted to small and mid-size premium sports, outdoor, and fashion retailers. Julius started his career as a brand and marketing manager for different sports brands. In 2010, Julius founded the agency label On Any Given Monday and became the global social media lead for legendary sports-lifestyle brand Bogner. He also created an innovative and successful campaign for Sony Music and consulted for the Munich 2018 Olympic Bid Committee. For Julius, branding is more than just creating a glossy surface. For him, identity-based branding is a powerful instrument that leads companies and their people toward sustainable business success.
Since October 2016, Julius is living with his family on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
February 22, 2018, 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
February 26, 2018, 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.
February 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center
New Business Ideas cross people’s minds all the time. Learn what elements to evaluate and what it takes to start a business in Maui County.
We’ll cover some key questions to ask when starting a business:
• Are you an entrepreneur?
• LLC? Incorporate? Sole Proprietor?
• Can you describe your business; what problem are you solving?
• What are your Startup costs and how will you finance that?
• How do you learn about your target market?
• How will you market your business?
• Who are your customers and what’s in it for them?
• How will you reach your customers?
• Who are your competitors?
• How will you distribute your product?
• How will you price your product or service?
• How will you make a profit?
• What is your sales potential?
Wayne Wong is the Maui Center Director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center Network providing existing and aspiring business owners w/confidential, one-on-one, no cost business services, training workshops, and market re
February 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Maui County Business Resource Center
Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center’s Core Four Business Planning is a 36-hour course on how to write a business plan while providing the information you need to know in order to start, operate and grow your business.
This workshop is a one hour introductory workshop which will provide you with a better understanding of the course outline for the Core Four Business Planning.
David Daly, Director of the MEO Business Development Center, will discuss the numerous reasons for writing a sound business plan. He has more than 25 years of experience in business ownership, financing, education and economic development. His background includes residential lending and being a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority-licensed financial advisor. Participants will receive an outline of the business plan taught by MEO’s Core Four Business Plan Course.