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Over 300 entrepreneurs, including people armed just with ideas as well as current business owners, converged on Honolulu Community College on Saturday, August 23rd, to gain a full-day’s worth of business knowledge. Organized and presented by the Hawaii Small Business Fair Planning Committee, this Fair offered 35 exhibits from various support agencies and lending institutions; several hours of ...
Read More Hawaii Small Business Fair Continues to Attract Hundreds

A unique nine-month program in export acceleration that helps you build your company into a profit center. Upon completion you will receive an export accelerator grant.

The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

Quan Nguyen – President, Papa John’s Hawaii Quan Nguyen started working in the restaurant industry more than 27 years ago as a part time worker at a McDonald’s restaurant after school. Since then, he has worked his way up from a minimum wage pizza maker to President and Operating Partner of Papa John’s Hawaii. Quan’s ...
Read More 2014 Small Business Fair Keynote Speakers “Secrets to Success”

The New Products Showcase, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully launched at the 20th annual Made in Hawaii (MIH) Festival, August 15-17. DBEDT partnered with the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association (HCRA), Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) and INNOVATE Hawaii to introduce the budding entrepreneurs to commercial buyers, as well as to present their products to an ...
Read More Successful Debut of the New Products Showcase at the Made in Hawaii Festival

The Made in Hawaii Festival features Artist Tamsen Fox and her Menehune wish pot HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Made in Hawaii festival starts up this Friday at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and will last throughout the weekend.  We will be featuring local business who make the amazing products that will be on display at ...
Read More Made in Hawaii Festival is in the news on Hawaii News Now and Midweek

Billie K. Takaki Lueder, Director of Communications for Honolulu Community College, was interviewed by Howard Dicus on Hawaii News Now “Sunrise” on August 6, 2014. She highlighted that the event is for brand-new business owners or people seeking to start a business.Subjects to be taught include social media promotion to starting a food truck business ...
Read More HCC Promotes 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair

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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is proud to sponsor the NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE at the Pikake Room at the 20th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival. This is the first year DBEDT is showcasing the newest companies in fashion, food and art. We aim to help grow them into larger companies that will create more jobs and a stronger economy in Hawaii.