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Five local nonprofits have been selected for the Hawaii state business  department’s accelerator program. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism recently launched its community-based economic development accelerator, called the CBED Accelerator. The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s technical assistance services is administering the program, and will help each business develop a customized plan ...
Read More State selects five Hawaii nonprofits for its business accelerator

Honolulu, HI—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) recently launched a community-based economic development accelerator program, the CBED AcceleratorTM.  CNHA-Technical Assistance Services administers the program designed to accelerate community-based economic development in Hawaii. The first five nonprofit organizations have been selected for the CBED AcceleratorTM, which will specifically assist organizations in the development ...
Read More Five Community-based Nonprofits Selected for New CBED Accelerator

Nearly 300 business owners and individuals with start-up ideas and businesses benefitted from a day spent at the no cost Hawaii Small Business Fair, held on Saturday, August 8th at Honolulu Community College (HCC). Co-hosted by DBEDT, attendees enjoyed a wide range of thirty (30) business workshop topics that included: Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks, Financing ...
Read More Valuable Insights Shared with Entrepreneurs at the Hawaii Small Business Fair

by Paul Drewes, KITV, Saturday, August 8, 2015 Hundreds of Hawaii residents went back to school today, to launch their entrepreneurial dreams. KITV 4’s Paul Drewes checked out the Small Business Fair at HCC. Watch the video at KITV.   Feedback Form Was this page helpful?YesNoTell us why (optional)Please be as detailed as possibleYour name ...
Read More Entrepreneurs gathered at HCC for the Small Business Fair

by Erika Engle, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 7, 2015 The instruction that you should make lemonade if life gives you lemons sort of applies to Matt Castro of Keaau, Hawaii island. Rather than lemons however, life gave him a stroke in 2011, effectively ending his career as a union carpenter. He didn’t make lemonade. Instead, he ...
Read More Dried fish hooked him early and nowadays it’s a business

What: DBEDT presents the New Products Showcase in the Pikake Room, at the 2015 Made in Hawaii Festival The Festival is a 3-day showcase of “Made in Hawaii” products, including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more. Plus cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment. When: Friday – Sunday, August 21-23, 2015 Friday, August ...
Read More DBEDT Presents the New Product Showcase at Made in Hawaii