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DBEDT’s Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) Program hosted the one-day Small Business & Entrepreneurship Resource Fair at the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention held October 10 – 12, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort. The Fair brought business start-up and financial resource information, business development consulting, and other resources to Native Hawaiian small business ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) met with representatives of the Aomori Global Academy and Aomori Prefecture, Japan, on November 1, 2016. The Aomori delegation’s visit to Hawaii was sponsored by the Aomori Prefectural Government. Attendees were interested in learning about how the state government of Hawaii assists small and medium size ...
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The State of Hawaii Creative Industries Division, DBEDT is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Honolulu Museum of Art to offer a weekend workshop titled “Centering Your Brand: Building You and Your Business Within Your Community.” The workshop will be presented by designer and Parsons School of Design Instructor Bliss Lau and ...
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The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will host a series of seminars on State grant funding available to small businesses and manufacturing companies to help them with product development or expansion, in addition to export development support. Attendees will receive information on the available grants through the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (HISBIR), Manufacturing ...
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The 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention kicks off on Monday, October 10-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort.  DBEDT’s Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) Program will host the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm as an integral part of this year’s convention.  The ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $700,000 grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of local small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently ...
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Take the Small Business Credit Survey today! DBEDT is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve System on their survey of existing and pre-start stage small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to pick up on potential finance issues affecting small business and bring them ...
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DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau are co-sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Hawaii’s Economy Using Census Business Data,” which will demonstrate new tools to help industry analysts and entrepreneurs study historical trends to help business planning. They can answer such questions as what industries have the most new hires, how much do those workers earn, what are the ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development &Tourism (DBEDT), in collaboration with Study Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Education and representatives of schools, colleges, universities and English language programs promoted Hawaii’s education assets in Japan from September 7-17, 2016, in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Nagasaki.  The education promotion mission was led by Hawaii First Lady Dawn Amano-Ige, ...
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For the second year, DBEDT organized a Hawaii Pavilion at the 2016 Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Supported in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, DBEDT recruited 14 Hawaii companies to the 4-day show which was attended by almost 4,000 U.S. and ...
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