Best Small Business Resources in the Maui Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Hawaii has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Maui area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Hawaii.

Resources Available in your Area

Maui Research and Technology Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

MRTC provides a coworking space for Maui-based tech companies. Your company can use office and conference space as well as services and amenities like high-speed wifi. This is an especially great opportunity for businesses in which owners tend to be somewhat isolated (for example, a business with only one owner/employee, or an international business). To apply for the incubator, a startup must be technology-focused and have the potential to grow in Hawaii and create jobs. They must also have funding in place to finance their stay at the incubator or have a clear path to such funding prepared.

Restrictions

Open to businesses with tech-based products or services; must have funding in place or have a clear path to receive funding.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

590 Lipoa Parkway
Kihei, HI 96753
808-875-5978
info@htdc.org


Hawaii SBDC Maui Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1300 N. Holopono Street, Suite 213
Kihei, HI 96753


Maui SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.