Starting a Business

Hawaii encourages and invites imaginative, innovative, farseeing entrepreneurs and investors with the vision and wisdom to appreciate and utilize our State’s wealth of resources. Through such energies, Hawaii seeks to expand and diversify its economic base, assuring for years to come a vibrant economy, healthy social structure and a quality of life second to none.

Please visit the State of Hawaii’s Business Action Center’s website. For more than 20 years, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at the BAC has provided entrepreneurs with the personalized assistance needed to start a new business in Hawaii and keep up with business registration, tax, and other filing obligations. To help simplify the process the BAC has also provided steps to starting a business on their website. The office works closely with personnel from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Taxation to facilitate the filing process for you. They make it their business to know the regulatory laws to help you comply, so that you can concentrate on operating your business.