Business Roundup: 12-02-19

Business plan workshop on Wednesday

The West Hawaii Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop, “How to Write a Business Plan” 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Iako in Suite 119, 73-970 Makako Bay Dr. in Kailua-Kona on the NELHA campus.


Would you ever start on a journey not knowing where you were going? You’d need a map or at least a plan on how to get where you want to go.

That’s what a business plan is for your business. It’s to layout the how and where you are going to go with your business, with words and numbers. Business Plans will help you focus your vision, communicate it to lenders and other business partners, and test drive it for any flaws you need to correct.

Learn how to:

– develop a mission

– outline a marketing plan

– project your sales and expenses

– plan your staffing

Registration is $20 and space is limited. Register online at, click on the Events/Workshops link on the homepage, or call 333-5000 for more information.

PRP’s inaugural executive leadership pupils graduate

HONOLULU — Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP)’s inaugural Executive Leadership Series class completed the 10-month leadership development program.

Led by some of Hawaii’s top design and construction consultants and practitioners, the intensive program covered a broad range of topics required for success in Hawaii’s thriving construction industry, from personal development to business essentials.

The program consisted of 10 all-day sessions where participants covered topics relating to leadership, business development, communications, risk management, and more.


To bring their learnings together for the final project, the students worked in teams to complete a request for proposals for a mock job. They presented to a panel of leaders in Hawaii’s construction industry; Mike Formby of PRP, Stanford Carr of Stanford Carr Development, Cathy Camp of Kamehameha Schools and Kathy Inouye of Kobayashi Group; followed by a graduation for the cohort at Oahu Country Club on Nov. 13.

The graduating class included two Big Island professionals, Dave Haraguchi, of Isemoto Contracting in Hilo and Robert Tomas, of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. in Waimea.

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