Category Archives: Business Development

MEDB’s Pitch Bootcamp gets people talking business.

On Wednesday, October 12, 16 residents from Lāna’i participated in MEDB’s Pitch Bootcamp Lāna’i. Originally held to ready participants for MEDB’s upcoming “Maka Hou Lana`i: Starting a Business From Concept to Creation” on October 21-23, the Pitch Bootcamp offered more … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Minding Your Own Business: Entrepreneurial Psychology Basics and You

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MEDB’s Malcolm Center 1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite #5, Kihei You are invited to attend a seminar by a prominent entrepreneurial psychologist that will explore your own personal approach to business … Continue reading

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Federal Officials Encourage Innovative Business

Maui’s entrepreneurs had the opportunity earlier this fall to meet one-on-one with federal officials looking to support new technology and innovative projects. About 40 people attended the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Conference coordinated by Maui Economic Development Board. “It’s … Continue reading

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Small Business Solutions Fall Classes

Fall classes available through the Small Business Solutions Project administered by the University of Hawaii Maui College. Download Flyer

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