Coming from the banking world, Stefan is ready to add a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops to his suit and tie wardrobe, as he begins his own business with Maui Wowi Hawaiian. He spent 26 years in the corporate world, specializing in International Trade. After the collapse of the economy and lay offs occurring daily, he decided it was time to begin a journey to happiness.
He saw the recent economic situation as a wake up call. “I want to orchestrate a turnaround, exercise long anticipated autonomy and secure a better future for my family and me,” said Stefan.
After researching many different avenues and various franchise systems, he found Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies and presented it to his family, who accepted his decision with open arms. He will be joined by his son Andre, who as a team will begin with a mobile unit called a Ka’anapali Cart. This will allow them to work various events throughout their community and drive brand awareness.
“We are planning to work youth sports, musical events, holiday celebrations and festivities as well as catering at social events. We are aiming to gradually add other mobile units and finally secure an optimal fixed location,” said Stefan.
Throughout the process, the Maui Wowi team has been there every step of the way to ensure the future success of Stefan and Andre’s business. “We are very pleased to be a part of such a great franchise and excited to have this opportunity. We appreciate the support we have been receiving from the Maui Wowi ‘Ohana,” said Stefan.
Andre and Stefan are well on their way to a laidback lifestyle, filled with lots of delicious Hawaiian smoothies, coffees, and ‘Aloha Spirit!’
Lauren Sullivan, Communications Coordinator
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
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About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies:
Before the days of big Hawaiian resort hotels and fiberglass surfboards, surfers spent long, lazy days partaking in the tasty waves of the North Shore beaches. As the legends of the surfers grew, many were drawn to the healthy, carefree lifestyle of Hawaii. Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has been spreading the ‘Aloha Spirit’ across the world with its premium Hawaiian coffees, all-natural fresh fruit smoothies and authentic Hawaiian products. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations, Maui Wowi Hawaiian operates 575 locations worldwide. For more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit http://www.mauiwowi.com/