HiSTEP 2019

HiSTEP

Expand your business to global markets through export development by participating in the Hawaii State Trade Export Program.

starting and growing a business in Hawaii

Starting and growing a business in Hawaii

There is a wealth of resources and programs available to assist Hawaii entrepreneurs with starting and growing a business such as small business fairs and business accelerators.

Enterprise Zones

Your business may be eligible for tax breaks and other benefits through Hawaii’s Enterprise Zones Partnership (EZ) Program.

2018 International Student Fact Sheet

International Student Attraction

Hawaii’s International Student Attraction creates $498 million in total economic output, including $38.2 million in state taxes generated.

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Hawaii Small Business Registration now available on the Hawaii Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS)Posted on March 12, 2019
Hawaii small businesses can now register online with the State of Hawaii through the Hawaii Awards & Notices Data Systems website. The registration can be completed in three easy steps:  First, verify that your business meets the size standards for a small business established by the Small Business Administration. Second, create an eHawaii.gov account. Lastly, complete […]
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Sign Up for the 11th Annual SBA Business Development SeriesPosted on March 5, 2019
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), State of Hawaii Department of Transportation and the Minority Business Development Agency of Honolulu Business Center are inviting small business owners who are interested in doing business with the federal, state and local government to sign up for the 11th annual SBA Business Development Series. Classes are FREE for […]
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One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster LoansPosted on February 28, 2019
Sacramento, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center – West today reminded Hawaii small businesses of the March 27, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 13 – 16, […]
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E-Commerce Solutions for Hawaii CompaniesPosted on February 25, 2019
Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers. Date & Time March 14, 2019 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM HST Venue Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey International Trade Center ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor 521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Cost: FREE   […]
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