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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, non-farm businesses in Hawaii County are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in Hawaii County that began on April 5, 2016, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center ‑ ...
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DBEDT is pleased to announce that it will participate for the first time ever at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3-6, 2016. A limited number of booths are being offered in the Hawaii Pavilion for $75 per ½ booth or $175 per full booth.  This show is suited for ...
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DBEDT continued its support of small business owners and entrepreneurs by co-presenting with Leeward Community College the semi-annual Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The one-day event featured more than 29 workshops and over 35 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. These workshops and exhibits provide an opportunity ...
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DBEDT has again launched for 2016, the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with SBA, HiSTEP is built on a multifaceted approach to export development. The HiSTEP program has three integrated components: Export Readiness Program – training programs to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export ...
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It’s not always a straightforward process for businesses to learn how to export their products, but it definitely can be worth it, creating higher profit margins. Watch the KHON2 video for details. Now the state wants to help businesses by offering a new program: Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP, is built on ...
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Leeward Community College will host the Spring 2016 Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored in partnership by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).  The free one-day event will feature 29 workshops and over 30 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. Watch the Hawaii News Now video to ...
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HiSTEP – Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) As part of the HiSTEP platform, DBEDT is offering the Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP – ERP), which are training programs with the goal of preparing Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. Export University is an introductory program covering key export topics and open to all ...
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(Honolulu) – Leeward Community College will host the Spring 2016 Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored in partnership by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). The free one-day event will feature 29 workshops and over 30 exhibitors from federal, state and local agencies and non-profit organizations. These free workshops and exhibits provide an opportunity ...
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Come join the Hawaii Pavilion at the BIO International 
Convention June 6-9, 2016 in San Francisco! Organized by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) with collaborators: High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), University of Hawaii (UH), UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and UH Hawaii Cancer Center, the Hawaii Pavilion at ...
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December 2, 2015 Honolulu – Supported by funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced its new Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program Assistance Program (HiSTEP-AP), which will provide direct awards to individual companies to participate in export marketing activities. Application proposals can request a minimum ...
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