Helping Business

On October 29th the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii successfully launched their first one-day Small BIZ Academy in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu. Various business support organizations including DBEDT presented complimentary seminars designed to provide small businesses with information and tools needed to start, develop and grow their businesses. Turnout for the event ...
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This is a national awareness day of the importance of manufacturing to our economy. Hawaii has a strong tradition in manufacturing spanning such industries as food processing and apparel to name just a few. DBEDT supports the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and HTDC INNOVATE Hawaii in raising awareness and support for manufacturing in Hawaii! For ...
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HONOLULU (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Hawaii Fashion Incubator and the State of Hawaii announced today November as Hawaii Fashion Month, which will highlight of the state’s fashion industry while showcasing emerging designers, fashion photographers, stylists and other industry professionals. Events include fashion shows, shopping events, workshops, designer launches, and an industry conference.

Joe Burns, O’ahu Center Director for the Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, speaks about the role of the SBDC in helping entrepreneurs at the recent Hawaii Small Business Fair. Read more about the Hawaii Small Business Fair, here.

Over 300 entrepreneurs, including people armed just with ideas as well as current business owners, converged on Honolulu Community College on Saturday, August 23rd, to gain a full-day’s worth of business knowledge. Organized and presented by the Hawaii Small Business Fair Planning Committee, this Fair offered 35 exhibits from various support agencies and lending institutions; several hours of ...
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The New Products Showcase, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully launched at the 20th annual Made in Hawaii (MIH) Festival, August 15-17. DBEDT partnered with the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association (HCRA), Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) and INNOVATE Hawaii to introduce the budding entrepreneurs to commercial buyers, as well as to present their products to an ...
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The Made in Hawaii Festival features Artist Tamsen Fox and her Menehune wish pot HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Made in Hawaii festival starts up this Friday at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and will last throughout the weekend.  We will be featuring local business who make the amazing products that will be on display at ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is proud to sponsor the NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE at the Pikake Room at the 20th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival. This is the first year DBEDT is showcasing the newest companies in fashion, food and art. We aim to help grow them into larger companies that will create more jobs and a stronger economy in Hawaii.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is proud to sponsor the NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE at the Pikake Room at the 20th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival. This is the first year DBEDT is showcasing the newest companies in fashion, food and art. We aim to help grow them into larger companies that will create more jobs and a stronger economy in Hawaii.

SAVE THE DATE! SAT 8/23/2014 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) will co-host the 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair, “Launch Your Dreams into Reality.”