Business Resource Centers

OED's Business Resource Centers are a sub-program under the Economic Development Program. Maui County has two business resource centers; the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) located on Maui, and the Kuha'o Business Resource Center (KBRC), located on Molokai. They provide support for entrepreneurs and small businesses with resources to start and grow their businesses through the collaboration of government services and non-profit partners.

Goal #1: Have Maui County Business Resource Center become the “Top-of-Mind” one-stop shop for business startups and business training for the island of Maui.


Objectives:

  • Identify most highly utilized services by preparing a report from an analysis of sign-in logs
  • Strengthen most highly utilized services through client and partner surveys
  • Identify new services that should be offered to address the needs of the community
  • Market and promote new and existing services through development and implementation of a marketing plan
  • Provide relevant business services to our community

Success Measures


Goal #2: Strengthen MCBRC’s relationships with our natural partners (i.e. all Chambers of Commerce, Contractor’s Association, SBA, banks, etc.) which in turn will strengthen our outreach in the community.

Objectives

  • Create open communication channels and opportunities to understand our partners’ offerings and needs.
  • Identify partners’ events and services that fit with our mission.

Success Measures


Goal #3: MCBRC to assist SCORE Counselors with business start-up resources and counseling.

Objective

  • Provide counseling for small businesses and start-ups

Success Measures


Goal #4: Create a small business owner support group system at MCBRC.

Objective

  • Assist and support the Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB) to grow and prosper

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Goal #5: Have Kuha`o Business Center become a one-stop shop for business resources and business training for the island of Molokai.

Objectives

  • Identify most highly utilized services by preparing a report from an analysis of sign-in logs.
  • Identify new services that should be offered to address the needs of the community.
  • Provide excellent business services to our community.
  • Provide kits containing updated literature and business startup materials.

Success Measures


Goal #6: Strengthen Kuha`o Business Center relationships with our natural partners (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Maui College, MEO, SBA, banks etc.) which in turn will strengthen our outreach in the community.

Objectives

  • Create open communication channels and opportunities to understand our partners’ offerings and needs.
  • Identify partners’ events and services that fit with our mission.
  • Increase the # of agencies we partner with.

Success Measures


Goal #7: Create a small business owner support group system at Kuha`o Business Center.

Objective

  • Create a support group to allow the small business owner a place to freely exchange ideas and receive advice and guidance from peers.

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Goal #8: Kuha`o Business Center to seek renewable energy resources, information and tools for our community.

Objectives

  • Enhance and market the Renewable Energy Library.
  • Conduct educational workshops on renewable energy.

Success Measures