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Kahului BiTT - Dec. 2018 | CENTRAL MAUI Business in the Think Tank | FREE
Lori Fisher, Kauʻionālani Waller, and Tricia Morris invite you for the 117th MBB's BiTT and the last one of 2018! RSVP here to join our CENTRAL MAUI BiTT meeting at MCBRC on Tue., Dec. 11, 2018. Bring your business challenge to our Brainstorming Segment OR If you want to feature your business (or business concept) in our “Think Tank” segment (that’s 20 minutes just for you), complete this online form (https://hawaiibrains.worldsecuresystems.com/MBB/BiTT/business-in-the-Think_Tank-20min-candidate_form) OR Come along to brainstorm and be showered with ideas (and make friends). Arrive at 11:45AM for mix and mingling. More mix and mingling after the meeting. **************** FEATURES • Mingling, Introductions • Get to Know Your Neighbor An opportunity to interact with new faces and strengthen your own ability to communicate succinctly with others in fast-paced situations • Featured Business in the Think Tank A 20-minute segment in which a selected business is featured for focused brainstorming with the group. Owners of startups and small businesses benefit from this activity. You are qualified if you have a business concept fully researched and planned but with questions or obstacles remaining, or if you are a business already in operation with sales, but facing challenges to achieve further growth. The business owner needs to be an MBB member. To be featured in the 20-minute case-study “Think Tank”, fill out and submit the online form describing your business challenge. On the day of the meeting, the candidate chosen presents a 5-min overview of the business, including the current challenges. The audience then brainstorms on ideas to address the problem area with the "build it, measure it, learn from it, improve it!" spirit. • 5-min Think Tank Attendees have the opportunity to present a challenge they are experiencing in their own business for ideas and suggestions from the group. No prior submission is required – just come to the meeting with your ideas and questions, to help others and be helped toward your own success! • Quickfire (if time) ---------------------------- We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (arrive early or on time please). ------------------

Maui County Business Resource Center

Maui Mall · Kahului, HI

Respond by: 12/11/2018

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Upcoming events...

Central Maui BiTT on Tuesday, August 14, 2018! Online RSVP is required.

MBB closed out 2017 successfully w/ 48 events (46 education, 2 celebration!) ☀️ Year in review:

22 Business in the Think Tank sessions (BiTTs) at no cost to the attendee - with this one on Dec. 12 included!

26 special events:
🎙️22 special events at no cost to the attendee.
🎙️2 special events with attendee cost for food only.
🎉2 celebration events (MBB’s 5th Anniversary in January 2017, and Worldwide Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in November 2017).
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Mahalo sponsors, collaborations and supporters for helping MBB to make the 48 events in 2017 possible!

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To RSVP for the FREE workshops, we invite you to (1) join the MBB FREE membership; then, (2) RSVP for the workshop(s).
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In November 2016, MBB and its partners made five "first ever in Maui" celebrations happen in South Maui: National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), National Entrepreneurship Month, National Entrepreneurs Day, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and Women's Entrepreneurs Day (WED).

In February 2017, MBB and its partners made "National Entrepreneurship Week" (N.E.W.) happen first-time ever in Maui (East and West Maui.)
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Shop Small and Local!
(if shopping online, choose businesses that are local)
As small business owners and managers, we wish to receive help to grow our own businesses.

A gift card for a massage, hair cut, nails and toenails spa, yoga session, ballroom dance class, local restaurant, computer class, a book, a business coaching session, local cultural show, local artisan products or, contract a local artist for your party...

Yes, we can find great gift options, locally - in our neighborhood or MBB membership list too!
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Join Us! Membership is FREE.

We are Maui small business owners and managers who meet to discuss ways to improve each other’s businesses.

Our Meetup Group main focus: Invaluable Business Resources and Discussions for education purpose.

Networking happens naturally in every meeting.

At our regular meetings, members get an opportunity to share their business story and can use the other members as a sounding board. A coaching segment by a guest speaker is included.

Our special meetings include presentations and training in topics of broad interest.

Membership is FREE;
Regular Meetings are FREE;
Special Meetings are FREE except to cover food cost (if any).

• We are non-profit.
• Our unpaid organizers make huge effort, including taking part of their paid work time, to bring quality meetings at zero or minimum cost to you.
• Our organizers' guest supporters also generously contribute to our Meetup Group.
• Our guest speakers donate their time and bring quality information to you.
• Our sponsors' generosity helps to make each meeting possible.

MAHALO! to each of you, Fellow Brainstormers!

MAHALO! to our GUEST SPEAKERS who accept our invitation and donate their time and knowledge (with speeches free of sales pitch!)
Guest Speakers who have presented for MBB:
Alan Pollock (O'ahu), Adam Broadway (California), John Philpin, Peter Liu, Annette Lynch, David Kapaku, Trisha Anderson, Dr. Robert Santry, Michael Kern, Dana Naylor, David B. Fisher, Richard Kehoe, Susie Thieman, Scott Sakakihara, Paul Brewbaker (O'ahu), Robert Wintner, Tricia Morris, Debbie Finkiewicz, Mark Fergusson (O'ahu), Tom Feltz, Bill Watts, Liza Pierce, Carmel Patterson, Howard Dicus O'ahu), Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez, Charles Keoho, Mark Glaser (California), Linden Mundekis, Barbara Garcia, Bob Kincaid, Pierce Gray, Randy Zachary, Sunny Gutierrez, Steve Petranik (O'ahu), Jack Dugan, Jay April, Greg Rewis (Phoenix), Chuck Spence, George Kahumoku Jr, Les Tomita, David Yamashiro, Iris Lin, Craig Swift, John A. Hau'oli Tomoso, Margaret DeStefano, Gennarino Brian DeStefano, John Dellar (California), Johanna Amorin, Melanie Boudar, Kate Griffiths, Jonni Earl, Michelle Earl, Danielle Miller, Lori Fisher, Wayne Wong, Loren Weisman (Florida), Michael Elam, Teri Freitas Gorman, Steve Pearson (O'ahu), Keola Donaghy, Scott Shui (California), Abner Nakihei Jr, Penny Dant, Pamela Norris, Elizabeth Tomoso, Joseph Pluta, Dr Letitia Wright (Boston), Gylian Solay, Stephanie Staidle (California), Cherie Banks (Texas), ..., .

MAHALO! to our GUEST ENTERTAINERS, FANTASTIC MUSICIANS & SINGERS:
- George Kahumoku Jr: 2013 After-Tax Party
- The Hawaiian Serenaders (Mele Ukulele & Richard Tom): 2013 After-Tax Party
- Fulton Tashombe: 2013 Maui Appreciation Party
- David Kapaku, a.k.a. Kahu: 2014 Maui Small Business Week Party

WE NEED MORE SPONSORSHIP = VALIDATION TO MAUI SMALL BUSINESSES!

Our MBB is really a worthwhile cause.
We are thrilled and salute all the business visionaries and innovators who have come forward to help our MBB!

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