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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.

** “How to Select the Best Entity for Your Business” with Juliet Kong will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sole Proprietorship, LLC, INC, S-CORP, C-CORP, SMLLC, GP, LLP . . . Are you ready to start a business but don’t know which legal structure would be the best to save money and reduce taxes? Choosing the right entity for your business can save you money and keep you protected from unwanted liabilities when done correctly. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are already in business, this workshop will point you in the right direction. The workshop will cover: The 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Legal Structure; The Pros and Cons of 6 Business Entities; The Easiest and Least Expensive Way to Get Started; and much more. There will be time for Q&A.

** “5 Components of a Great Brand Strategy” with Bobby Jackson will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday. An effective brand strategy is necessary to build preference and customer loyalty. This workshop will review brand vision, consistency, internal branding, brand imagery and taglines, and customer connection.

**“Become a Best-Selling Author” with Patrick Snow will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday. In this seminar, you will learn your three publishing options, top five requirements for becoming a best-selling author, and 18 mistakes to avoid. Most importantly, you will learn how to monetize your passion and even better market your business, or start a new business using your book as a platform from which you can launch. Come early and stay late for a Q&A session that will answer all questions on your book project. For information, visit www.patricksnow.com or www.thepublishingdoctor.com.

• Architects on Maui panel discussion “Planning for Rising Sea Level in Hawaii” with panelists Tara Owens, Jim Buika and Lawrence Carnicelli will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pacific Whale Foundation Meeting Room, 300 Maalaea Road, Maalaea. The public is invited. Cost is $20. Lunch is included. Call AIA for reservations, 244-9574 or visit https://www.eventbrite .com/e/aia-maui-general-membership-meeting-planning-for-rising-sea-level-tickets-49181790058.

• Ki-Principles workshop, offered by Maui Ki-Aikido will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday at the Shunshinkan Dojo, 194 S. Market, Wailuku. Learn fundamental principles of mind and body unification through interaction and basic movement, by focusing on posture, awareness and calmness in our day to day living. Cost is $10. For more information, call 283-9226.