Business Development Center director reaches out to residents of Maui’s emergency shelters

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February 25, 2022, 11:13 a.m. HST

Maui County Business Development Center Manager David Daly discussed financial literacy and business planning programs with residents of an emergency shelter. Photo courtesy: MEO

Maui County Business Development Center Director David Daly discussed financial literacy and business planning programs with some residents of the Wahi Ho’omalu ‘O Wailuku emergency shelter.

After hearing the casual conversation held at the Family Life Center-run shelter, some residents expressed interest in the upcoming Core Four business planning course hosted by the Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center.

The five-week online course on Zoom is open to the public and runs from March 1-31, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. The cost of the course is $50, financial aid is available.

Registration is required for the course, which can be done by submitting an online application via www.meoinc.org (click on the Business Development Center tab). Registration forms can also be picked up at the MEO Family Center, 99 Mahalani St. in Wailuku. For more information, call Lianne Peros-Busch at the MEO Business Development Center at 808-249-2990.

Daly also spoke with shelter residents about Money Matters financial literacy workshops for teens and adults. They are free and take place monthly with the next two-day session scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on March 16 and 17 via Zoom.

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The adult class focuses on budgeting and saving, spending trends, credit, and more. For more information, contact Heather Wells by email at [email protected] or by phone at 808-243-4317.

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Teen sessions take place during the summer.

Other financial and business offerings from the county include a microcredit program, which focuses on start-ups, and new credit counseling services.

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