Learn How to Grow Your International Export Business

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Exporting, HPEC, INNOVATE Hawaii, MCBL, News, SBA, SBDC

HiSTEP Hawaii PavilionsAttend the 2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar!

Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2018 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world.

 

 

 

The HiSTEP program has three key components that you will learn about in the seminar:

  1. Export Readiness Program – training and mentoring
  2. Company Assistance – awards up to $7,500
  3. Hawaii Pavilions – support at major trade shows

 

All 2018 program participants should complete the 2018 HiSTEP Application and register to attend the kick-off seminar being offered in several locations:

Session NameDate and TimeDescription/VenueRegistration Link
Kauai: HiSTEP Kick-off SeminarTuesday
12/05/2017
8:30AM-11:00AM
Description
Please join us to learn more about the 2018 HiSTEP program and how to register.

Venue
Hawaii SBDC
Lihue Plantation Building
Registration closed.
Oahu: HiSTEP Kick-off SeminarWednesday
12/06/2017
8:45AM-11:00AM
Description
Please join us to learn more about the 2018 HiSTEP program and how to register.

Venue
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9
Homer Maxey international Trade Center
Registration closed.
Kona: HiSTEP Kick-off SeminarThursday
12/07/2017
8:45AM-11:00AM
Description
Please join us to learn more about the 2018 HiSTEP program and how to register.

Venue
Hale Iako
NELHA (OTEC) Campus
Registration closed.
Hilo: HiSTEP Kick-off SeminarThursday
12/07/2017
2:15PM-4:30PM
Description
Please join us to learn more about the 2018 HiSTEP program and how to register.

Venue
Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo (HICH)
Registration closed.
Maui: HiSTEP Kick-off SeminarFriday
12/08/2017
8:45AM-11:00AM
Description
Please join us to learn more about the 2018 HiSTEP program and how to register.

Venue
Maui Research & Technology Center
Registration closed.
Export University 101Thursday
01/11/2018
9:00AM-1:00PM
Description
A comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. From industry experts to our very knowledgeable community partners, Export University will help small businesses that are new to exporting as well as those with a blossoming international business to identify the best markets for your products or services and the steps needed to connect with new customers worldwide. View the Export University 101 event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center

Presentation
View the Export University 101 Video
In person registration closed.

Can't attend in person? register via Zoom to Livestream
Marketing in JapanThursday
02/22/2018
9:00AM-11:00AM
Description
Learn specific marketing strategies for promoting your brand and driving sales in Hawaii’s #1 export market – Japan! The program will include how to leverage social media. View the Marketing in Japan event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
To attend in person register online via Eventbrite.

Can't attend in person? register via Zoom to Livestream
E-CommerceThursday
03/08/2018
9:00AM-11:00AM
Description
Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers. View the E-Commerce event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
Registration coming soon
Scaling Up OperationsThursday
03/29/2018
9:00AM-11:00AM
Description
As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities. View the Scaling Up Operations event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
Registration coming soon
Intellectual Property and TrademarksTuesday
04/17/2018
9:00AM-12:00PM
Description
In this seminar, learn all about protecting your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world. View the Intellectual Property event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
Registration coming soon
International Trade ShowsThursday
05/10/2018
9:00AM-11:00AM
Description
Trade shows can be an excellent venue to find new buyers, promote your products, and increase awareness of your brand. Learn the do's and don'ts of international trade shows, including preparing for, attending, and turning prospects into buyers after the show. View the International Trade Shows event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
Registration coming soon
Exporting of ServicesThursday
06/14/2018
9:00AM-11:00AM
Description
Service providers, such as architects, consultants, and engineering firms, have different needs when it comes to exporting their services. In this seminar, we cover the basics of selling your services in foreign countries. View the Exporting of Services event flyer.

Venue
Hawaii FTZ No. 9
Homer Maxey
Intl Trade Center
Registration coming soon

 

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration in cooperation with DBEDT.

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