3rd Annual Made In Maui County Festival aims to grow Maui County’s small businesses

3rd Annual Made In Maui County Festival  aims to grow Maui County’s small businesses

On November 4 & 5, 2016, Maui County will hold its largest products show, the annual Made in Maui County Festival, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Now in its third year, the event aims to continue … Continue reading

Lānaʻi business owners get tips on taking control of their business finances

Lānaʻi business owners get tips on taking control of their business finances

MEDB’s Director of Business Development, Gerry Smith, presented the “Pinching Your Pennies” workshop on Lānaʻi this week to assist local business owners take control of their business finances.  Topics included how to price products to ensure a profit, how to create … Continue reading

InnovateHER and StartUp Weekend Winners pitch their business ideas to Senator Mazie Hirono

InnovateHER and StartUp Weekend Winners pitch their business ideas to Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Mazie K. Hirono was on Maui this week to convene a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing. During her visit to MEDB she listened to the winning pitches of Pamela Norris, winner of the SBA’s InnovateHER Challenge … Continue reading

Pinching Your Pennies: Finance For Small Businesses – Lānaʻi

Pinching Your Pennies: Finance For Small Businesses – Lānaʻi

Business owners on Lānaʻi, learn how to run your business profitably and avoid mistakes that cause businesses to fail. How much does your product REALLY cost to make? How much should your product sell for? What is the difference between … Continue reading

Hidden Gems: State Programs To Save Your Business Money

Hidden Gems: State Programs To Save Your Business Money Attendees will learn about two State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) programs that can benefit their business, the Enterprise Zone (EZ) Partnership Program and the Hawaii State Trade … Continue reading

Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit Bootcamp Lānaʻi

Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit Bootcamp Lānaʻi

Got an idea for a new business? Getting ready to launch your startup? Looking to renew your existing business? If your answer is “yes,” then we invite you to join us for a not-to-be-missed workshop on Lānaʻi Saturday, June 25 … Continue reading

MEDB seeks participants for empowering entrepreneurial event, Startup Weekend Maui

MEDB seeks participants for empowering entrepreneurial event, Startup Weekend Maui

Maui Economic Development Board is currently seeking entrepreneurs to participate in this year’s Startup Weekend Maui set for May 13-15. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), this empowering event will provide active entrepreneurs with an opportunity to learn … Continue reading

Just the Facts: Using U.S. Census Demographic Data to Build a Business Plan

Just the Facts: Using U.S. Census Demographic Data  to Build a Business Plan

This seminar will provide a hands-on look at three apps available from the U.S. Census to give small businesses and startups the edge in exploring the demographics of potential markets. The recently released Census Business Builder, the Census Reporter, and … Continue reading

Venturing Out: Exploring the World of Venture Capital

Venturing Out: Exploring the World of Venture Capital

  Do you need capital to grow your company and achieve success? Come learn from experts in the venture capital industry about how to attract needed venture capital to expand and grow your business. The focus of discussion will be … Continue reading

Molokai Workshop – Legal Toolkit for Small Busines: Understanding Employment and Tax Law

Technical Assistance Series:  Foundations for Business Success Legal Toolkit for Small Business:  Understanding Employment and Tax Law Maui Economic Development Board will offer a free workshop on the island of Molokai, “Legal Toolkit for Small Business: Understanding Employment and Tax … Continue reading