COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

2019  is a year to be innovative and think outside the box, to let your creativity flow.  With that in mind, we have a wealth of knowledge being brought to us by inspirational speakers from both Molokai & our neighbor islands.  It is our hope that you will take full advantage of this opportunity to network with and meet these new resources who can help you help your business grow. See you there!

ABCs of Social Media Marketing - Danielle Miller

 The option to ignore social media marketing has long since passed. If you want to grow your business, you have to learn the ABCs of social marketing. Social marketing is about attracting attention for your business, building relationships with your target audience, and collecting contact information for potential customers. Come learn the 3 step process that makes social media strategy as easy as ABC.

Introduction to Instagram for Business - Danielle Miller

Share your business' s story using photos, videos and #hashtags. Connect with customers on this top social platform. In this presentation we'll go over how to set up a profile and discover the best hashtags to help your business reach new customers.

Facebook Marketing 2019: What's working now - Danielle Miller

Facebook is still a must-use tool for promoting your products and services. Come learn 3 strategies that are working right now and how you can put them into action. From free methods like Facebook groups to paid options like retargeting ads and email lookalike lists, we dive into how these focused and intentional actions will boost your bottom line.  

Starting Your New Business: Making the Law Work FOR You!!! Part 1: Protecting Yourself From Liabilities and Reducing Your Taxes - Cat Tashner

In a two-part series, learn about how to make the law work for you, from selecting the right type of legal entity for you, to avoiding personal liabilities, reducing your taxes, protecting your business name, logos, and inventions, avoiding employment law issues, and documenting your contractual arrangements.

 

Starting Your New Business: Making the Law Work FOR You!!! Part 2: Protecting Your Business Name, Logos and Ideas -Cat Tashner

In a two-part series, learn about how to make the law work for you, from selecting the right type of legal entity for you, to avoiding personal liabilities, reducing your taxes, protecting your business name, logos, and inventions, avoiding employment law issues, and documenting your contractual arrangements.

E-Commerce: Selling Online - Wayne Wong

 Are you thinking about selling your products or services online?  Don't know where to start?  Come and learn about the advantages of E-commerce and how it can help your business grow! This course will cover the specifics on various E-Commerce options including options that include fulfillment/shipping.

E-Commerce: Online Shopping Carts & Payment Processing - Wayne Wong

  Going beyond the theory.  What options are available & online demonstrations.

From Recipe to Reality - Pricing, Marketing and Distribution - Luana Mahi

  Preparing for and surviving the reality of the food business in Hawaii.

Recipe to Reality - Food Labeling Regulations - Nina Tanabe 

Do you make and give away a great product which “everybody” says you should sell? While it seems simple, the whole purpose is to make a safe and delicious product which will have customers coming back for more

You need to take into account a lot of things, from sourcing ingredients, labor, packaging, distribution, etc. And you need to make money too.

This workshop will cover things you need to consider when making and packaging safe foods. There are state and federal regulations for not only producing foods, but also what information (voluntary and mandatory) needs to be included on the label.

Breaking Down the Credit Barriers - Helen Wai

Join us as we talk about the do's and don'ts of credit. We will cover how to establish credit, ways to repair it and keep it in tip top shape.

What's Your Relationship with Money? - Helen Wai

Ever wondered why you handle money the way you do? Come and join us as we discover our relationship with money.  

When Am I Ready to Outsource? - Stephen Thomas & Jessica Reisig

In this course, we will explore the benefits of outsourcing functions of your business. Discussion will include: when is the right time to take the outsourcing leap, how can it impact the bottom line, and how your business can do more, while allowing you to do less. 

How to Find and Keep the Best Employees - Stephen Thomas & Jessica Reisig

 We will be looking at the current state of the Hawaii labor market and the impacts it has on small business employers. This includes discussing the strategies businesses are using to recruit new employees and keep the current workers happy, healthy, and excited to come work for your business.

Business Entities: Buy-Sell Analysis and Opportunities - Ethan Okura & Theo Stiller

 Every business regardless of its revenue, assets or number of owners - should have a business succession plan! Often people start a business without thinking of how they will end the business. It is vital to understand how to set up the business properly so that you won't have any unexpected surprises whether tax, legal, or financial. Learn some of the pros and cons of different entity selection as well as how to set yourself up for current, ongoing, and future success. 

Empowering Business Owners for Financial Freedom - Ethan Okura & Theo Stiller

 In this interactive workshop, we will learn how to match financial and business decisions with your values and goals, understand how to build a solid financial foundation, growing and protecting your wealth both business wise and personally, and the importance of liquidity when making personal and business financial decisions

Business Law: Essentials for Entrepreneurs - Cat Tashner

 What's the difference between an employee and independent contractor? What is an indemnity? What are some of the biggest issues and pitfalls in contracts, and how can I negotiate around them?

 

"Show Me the Money! - Wayne Thom

Two programs in the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism can help: (1) finance the expansion or start-up of your business; and (2) for qualified businesses, help lower costs of doing business in Hawaii through 100% GET exemption and income tax credits.

If you have questions please call the Kuha’o Business Center
(808) 553-8100

 

Photo by: Tessie Juario

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