High Tech Maui Workshops

MEDB’s state-of-the-art Donald Malcolm Training Center provides the setting for the High Tech Maui program to convene a variety of workshops and events for local businesses. Off-island organizations are also welcome. Among the successful events that have already used the Malcolm Center facilities are sessions on “How to Contract with the Federal Government” and “How To Improve Your Business with Social Media.” Water and energy resource working groups and board meetings have also used the venue and taken advantage of its tech capabilities such as video conferencing and internet connectivity.

Upcoming Workshops

Are you ready to take your business to the next level with better marketing; quality customer service; improved relationship with your staff AND/OR save with smart tax strategies?

MEDB, in collaboration with the County of Maui OED, is presenting four (4) workshop in association with the Hawaii Small Business Conference, that can help you improve your business knowledge and professional skills.  The Workshops will be run on 2 parallel sessions on one day, May 4, 2017 as part of Small Business Week.    Learn more

Customer ServiceWhat keeps you up at night? Employee engagement? Service quality? The quality of your customer service can equal your success – or failure! No big-business bells, frills or whistles can compete with the intimacy and connectedness that small-businesses can offer. But – how do you get your staff to jump on board the service train? Join Petra Marquart, author and service expert, as she shares her insights on how small businesses have the competitive edge when it comes to service and how to inspire your staff to live and breathe service.

Bring your service
and employee issues and we’ll explore solutions and answers to your every-day challenges!

Facilitated by: Petra Marquart, President, Petra Marquart and Associates

Workshop-Tax StrategiesDo you want to know the latest tax strategies that can benefit your business?

An area of great interest to small business is a strategy to reduce taxes, and CPA firms are uniquely positioned to assist. Join Kent Kasaoka, from Accounting and Tax Solutions, LLC, as he provides valuable information on how to reduce taxes for your business.

Facilitated by: Kent H. Kasaoka, CPA, CGMA, Director, Accounting & Tax Solutions (AATS)

Workshop-BottomLineChangeChange is challenging. Creating it. Having it “done to” you. Making it stick. Helping it work. Change is challenging.

Discover the 5 steps of Zingerman’s Bottom Line Change® recipe – a recipe for change – one that can be taught, practiced, refined and reused.  It is used to roll out all the changes in an organization – no matter how big or small they are. Whether you are moving the office printer or opening a new business, using the Bottom Line Change recipe makes it a lot less stressful for all involved, a lot more likely to stick and best of all, it gets the people in the organization rooting for its success!
Maggie will use stories and real-life examples to deepen your understanding, and you’ll have a chance to practice, applying the recipe to a change in your organization.

Facilitated by: Maggie Bayless, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, ZingTrain

Workshop-MarketingDiscover how small businesses can make the most of their modest marketing resources to effectively get the word out about their products and services. In this workshop, you will learn:
* How consumers are actually spending their time and engaging with social media.
* How to leverage Integrated Marketing to drive better Engagement with your audience
* How search and social media can be the best small business tools.

Facilitated by: Albert Samuelian, Managing Director West and Strategy, OMD
Pitch Bootcamp

May 16, 2016 – 5pm – 8pm

Join us for a free introductory Pitch Bootcamp where you’ll receive helpful tips on crafting a strong 60-second pitch for your startup idea and have the opportunity to hone your presentation skills through PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

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May 19-21, 2017

In just one weekend, experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and strategies at your disposal, you will take giant leaps in learning skills to create a business, build a team, and connect with the right people and resources. Ultimately, it will be an unforgettable weekend that will put you on the pathway to success.

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Past Workshops

Maka Hou Lānaʻi
Pitch Bootcamp Lānaʻi
Pinching Your Pennies Lānaʻi
Rural Energy for America Program: REAP-ing What You Sow
Hidden Gems: State Programs To Save Your Business Money
Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit Bootcamp Lānaʻi
Getting Started For Startups: The Basics of Sound Human Resources Management
Just the Facts:  Using U.S. Census Demographic Data to Build a Business Plan
Venturing Out: Exploring the World of Venture Capital
Minding Your Own Business:  Entrepreneurial Psychology Basics and You
Boosting Your Financial IQ
Startup Weekend Maui
WordCamp Maui
Legal Toolkit for Small Businesses
Social Media 101 for Business
WordPress 201: WordPress.org
WordPress 101: WordPress.com
How to Use Twitter for your Business
How to Blog for your Business
Using Online Video for Your Business
WordPress 201: Going Beyond the Basics in WordPress
How to Use RSS for Your Business
How to Use WordPress for your Business Website
How to Use Twitter for your Business
How to Blog for your Business
Facebook for your Business
Social Media for Business
Proposal Management

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