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• Business workshops. The following County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development workshops will be held at Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall, Suite B-9. To reserve a seat, call 270-5770. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

** “The ABC’s of a Business Plan” with David Daly will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. 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.

** “Quickbooks for Small Business” with Richard Kehoe will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. 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). Cost is $45.

** “Goal Setting Strategies to Maximize Prosperity” with Dr. Saul Larner will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday. You will learn to rate yourself in 40 attributes of outstanding entrepreneurship, some of them elementary and some more highly sophisticated. You will learn to further your talents and ambitions as you formulate your goals. After you evaluate yourself, you should read the supplementary materials with a game board, which will be available for you to continue your advancement in the goal setting platform. Skills you can work on to further achieve your goals: 1) Develop a track to run on. 2) Define and establish in concrete form your value system. 3) Sharpen your decision making skills. 4) Set priorities to establish direction of your pursuits. 5) Use your strengths to overcome obstacles Dr. Saul Larner is the founding director of Dispute Resolution Collaborative.

• Maui Mediation Services workshop “Decreasing Workplace Conflict & Increasing Productivity” with Diane Petropulos will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the J. Walter Cameron Center, Auditorium, 95 Mahalani St, Wailuku. This workshop is the second in a series of MMS “brown bag” trainings, and participants are invited to enjoy their lunch while learning new skills. Cost is free and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 244-5744 or email info@ mauimediation.org.

• Get REAL Financial Reality Fair event presented by the Financial Reality Foundation and HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Hawaii Job Corps Center, 500 Ike Dr., Makawao. The fair is an interactive program that allows students to make budgeting decisions (and mistakes) in a fun-filled, interactive learning environment. The event is a two-hour simulation specifically designed for high school seniors where they make real life choices about a post-high school career, including how to stay within budget while paying for necessities such as housing, food, and transportation. For more information, call Sylvia Ho, 280-0099.