Launch My Business


program description

Launch My Business is MCBL’s signature program comprised of 2 classes:

Launch My Business Start is a 4-week, 8-hour class that focuses on the initial planning phase of starting a new business. Participants will give shape to their ideas in order to turn their concept into a viable business.

Launch My Business Grow is a 7-week, 45-hour class for entrepreneurs in year 1 or 2 of business operation. The class helps small business owners understand key principles of business growth and expansion. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your business. Participate in highly effective, hands-on exercises that will equip you with the knowledge, tools and resources to manage daily operations effectively.

program topics

Launch My Business Start:

  • New product/service development
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Accounting concepts
  • Resource planning


Launch My Business Grow:

  • Product/Service development
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain and distribution
  • Economics
  • Insurance
  • Accounting concepts
  • Fundamentals of financial statements
  • Small business law
  • Financing options
  • Human resource management

key dates

Launch My Business Start and Launch My Business Grow are offered three times per year – spring, summer and fall.

Spring 2018:           LMB Grow, February 7-24                                    LMB Start, February 13 - March 6

Summer 2018:         LMB Grow, June 6 - July 21                                   LMB Start, June 12 - July 3

Fall 2018:                LMB Grow, September 19 - November 3              LMB Start, September 25 - October 16

launch my business grow benefits

Information that can be used to launch a new business, increase sales, improve management skills, write a business plan, and apply for financing

  • Folder or binder containing participant’s notes, handouts, worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Subject matter experts providing insight on topics requiring deeper exploration of financial, legal or technical issues
  • One free follow-up counseling session
  • Opportunity to participate in client showcases
  • Eligibility to participate in LMB Alumni program:
    • 12 months of membership benefits
    • Business plan review
    • Eligible for business success story feature
    • Discounts for training labs, counseling, and workshops
    • Discount for Wahine Forum Network luncheons
    • Networking events


Launch My Business Start – $85 per person

Launch My Business Grow – $400 per person


Scholarships and payment plans may be available to those who apply and qualify.


To apply or for more information, please email

MCBL has helped me to focus my business plans and develop specific, attainable outcomes so that I can be more successful as a business leader. Their workshops, programs and one on one business counseling have been invaluable services. I highly recommend business owners or those considering starting a business or non-profit organization to utilize the great staff and resources at the MCBL!
— Le'a Minton, MSN, APRN, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife

LMB 2017 Cohort 8 & 9