KAHULUI - The Maui County Business Resource Center is hosting several free workshops this month to assist business owners and people who want to start a small business.
All workshops are from noon to 1 p.m. at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall.
The schedule is:
* Tuesday; "Separating your Business Credit from Personal Credit," led by Mike Kern, a business coach and consultant, who will share his financing expertise derived from being a business owner for more than 45 years. Participants will learn how to build business credit without any personal credit or individual guarantees.
* Wednesday; "Starting a Business in Maui County," led by Karen Arakawa of the Maui County Office of Economic Development. She will cover general information and requirements for starting a business. Handouts, websites and other helpful information will be distributed.
* Feb. 21; "Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Pono Center - How Can it Help your Small Business?" led by Susie Thieman, the interim executive director of Lokahi Pacific. She will discuss all of the options available at the center in Wailuku, which includes a training room for 35 people or a conference room for the day or an office to meet clients and set up shop or a commercial kitchen to prepare food products.
* Feb. 22; "Top Three Roadblocks to Successful Private Practice for Service Practitioners," led by Julie Migneault. She will teach participants to discover what is holding them back from the thriving private practice they want, how to attract clients and keep them or how much to charge for their services.
* Feb. 29; "What is a Capability Statement?" led by Evette Lau of Maui Economic Opportunity's Business Development Corp. She will help participants put together a capability statement for their businesses, which is needed when applying for a contract from the government (federal or state) or a public entity or work as a subcontractor for a company that is the prime contractor on a government contract.
For more information, call 873-8247.