Enterprise Zones

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

HiSTEP

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

International Student Attraction

Hawaii’s International Student Attraction creates $484 million in total economic output, including $32.5 million in state taxes generated.

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Don’t Miss the Hawaii Small Business Fair Set for August 4 post thumbnailDon’t Miss the Hawaii Small Business Fair Set for August 4Posted on July 25, 2018
HONOLULU, HI – The popular Hawaii Small Business Fair will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the campus of Honolulu Community College on Dillingham Boulevard. Themed “Launch Your Dreams into Reality,” this year’s fair features an amazing range of free workshops by local experts and authorities, many returning to the event to share the […]
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2018 Small Business Fair post thumbnail2018 Small Business FairPosted on July 3, 2018
2018 Small Business Fair: “Launch Your Dreams into Reality” Sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA), DBEDT and Honolulu Community College Honolulu Community College will host the 2018 Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored in partnership with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). 18 workshops and […]
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Mana Up Product Accelerator Accepting Applications post thumbnailMana Up Product Accelerator Accepting ApplicationsPosted on June 14, 2018
Calling all Hawaii Made Products! Mana Up is now accepting applications for its second cohort. Mana Up is a 12-week product accelerator program focused on scaling Hawaii products globally and includes workshops, mentorship, access to sales channels, and training on growing e-commerce.  Apply now by deadline June 23rd or attend the information session on June 19th at Mana Up HQ by […]
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Great Opportunity to Expose Your Hawaii-Made Products post thumbnailGreat Opportunity to Expose Your Hawaii-Made ProductsPosted on June 13, 2018
Announcing two great opportunities to provide your products with market exposure in high traffic areas: Taipei office located at the Taiwan World Trade Center visited by hundreds of buyers weekly. DBEDT Director’s Office display case viewed by local and international executives, officials and business persons. We are seeking samples for display: For applicable perishable items, […]
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