Hawaii Small Business Fair

2018 Small Business Fair2018 Small Business Fair: “Launch Your Dreams into Reality”

Sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA), DBEDT and Honolulu Community College

Event Details

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Location:

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu

Timeline:

7:30 am Registration begins
7:30am -12:00pm Exhibitor booths open
8:15am -12:30pm Free Workshops

Organizing Committee: Honolulu Community College, Dept. of Business Economic Development & Tourism, Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Leeward Community College, and Internal Revenue Service.

Exhibitors: US Small Business Administration, Dept. of Taxation, Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, US Postal Service, Pacific Gateway Center, Ewa Beach CDBO, Financial Institutions and many more.

Event Registration

Register online between July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018 at https://smallbizfair2018-1.eventbrite.com

View the 2018 Small Business Fair Flyer.

View the Small Business Fair News Release.

Questions?

Call 808-945-1430 or 808-694-8332.

Event Photos

Go to the 2017 Small Business Flickr Album to view photos from last year.

Event Schedule

8:15am - 9:15am9:30am - 10:30am11:00am - 12:30pm
Class
Exporting
Expand Internationally

Speaker(s)
Mary Dale
Class
Contracts & Certifications
Get Certified and Win Government Contracts

Speaker(s)
Mary Dale
Erin Kanehira
Class
Legal Expert: Issues in Contract Negotiations

Speaker(s)
Duane R. Fisher
Class
Forming & Registering Your Business

Speaker(s)
Jayna Uyehara Pitcher
Class
Finance Your Business
Financing Options

Speaker(s)
Representatives of local lenders
Class
Launch an Online Business
Find Profitable Products to Sell

Speaker(s)
Ka’ala Souza
Isaia Souza
Class
General Excise Tax De-Mystified

Speaker(s)
Gordon Zane
Casey Cook
Class
Federal Income Taxes
Tax Tips for Small Business

Speaker(s)
Hank Erwin
Class
Financial Statement Basics
How to Read Your Financial Report

Speaker(s)
Mike Hulser
Class
Business Plans
How to Create an Effective Plan

Speaker(s)
David Gillespie
Class
Business Plans Continued...
What Goes Into a Plan

Speaker(s)
David Gillespie
Class
Secrets to Marketing
Maximizing Marketing Dollars

Speaker(s)
Bob Sigall
Class
Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?
Do You Have What it Takes?

Speaker(s)
Terri Funakoshi
Noela Napoleon
Class
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Programs
How to Sell Yourself & Your Products

Speaker(s)
Julie Percell
Robert Crowell
Class
Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks
Registering and Protecting IP

Speaker(s)
Martin Hsia
Keri Ann Kryzkowski
Class
QuickBooks Basics for Beginners

Speaker(s)
Ted Ketcham
Class
Social Media Marketing Made Simple

Speaker(s)
Billie Takaki Lueder
Class
Design Thinking
New Ways to Problem Solve

Speaker(s)
Ian Kitajima
One-on-One Business Counseling - By confirmed scheduled appointment onlyOne-on-One Business Counseling - By confirmed scheduled appointment onlyOne-on-One Business Counseling - By confirmed scheduled appointment only

Event Speakers

Duane R. Fisher

Mr. Fisher has negotiated, drafted, reviewed and analyzed literally thousands of contracts for businesses of all sizes. Over the course of his 25-year legal career, he has worked with business owners and executive teams advising them on how to create a fair and appropriate contract for each client circumstance.

Jayna Uyehara Pitcher

Jayna has managed the Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center for over 10 years and has been a public servant for over 20 years. With offices on 3 islands, her mission has been to educate and assist aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages in all communities.

Ka’ala Souza and Isaia Souza

Kaʻala is a public speaker, corporate trainer, and author. He is also the creator of the 3-Minute Message, a website offering inspiration and motivation to over 100,000 people around the world. He links the strengths of the local culture with corporate best practices from around the country and delivers a high energy, enlightening and empowering experience.

Isaia is a young, internet-savvy, serial entrepreneur. He started his first online business at 19. After learning from the school of trial and error, he sold his first internet business at 24. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this constantly evolving world of eCommerce.

Gordon Zane and Casey Cook

Gordon Zane received a BA from the University of Hawaii, and a JD-MBA from the University of Santa Clara. He spent a number of years as a financial analyst, contracts supervisor, and financing manager for a computer firm. Currently, he is a Special Enforcement Investigator at the HI State Tax Department.

Casey Cook received an AS in Paralegal studies and a BA in Criminal Justice Administration.  With a long career in law enforcement, he worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on criminal investigations. Currently, Casey is a Special Enforcement Investigator at the HI State Tax Department.

Terri Funakoshi and Noela Napoleon

Retail Executive, Entrepreneur, Professional Leader, Teacher, Guide and Mentor. Terri has several years of experience in the Travel Retail industry and gives back to the community by volunteering her time to a variety of causes and charities in Hawaii. She enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs.

Following careers in advertising and non-profit management, Noela Napoleon co-founded local distributor Slush Puppie Hawaii in 1995, as well as its two subsidiaries Frozen Fun, LLC and Frozen Fun Mobile. A business owner of over 20 years, Noela’s passion is to help adults empower themselves through entrepreneurship and professional development.

Martin Hsia & Keri Ann Kryzkowski

Mr. Hsia is a registered patent attorney, one of the few patent attorneys in Hawaii. Mr. Hsia practices patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, right of publicity, computer, licensing, Internet and entertainment law at Cades Schutte. His practice includes advising clients about all aspects of US, foreign and international intellectual property rights.

Keri Ann Krzykowski is a partner at Cades Schutte concentrating in intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing. She is a registered patent attorney and counsels clients on all aspects of foreign and domestic intellectual property portfolio management.

Ian Kitajima

Oceanit is a “Mind to Market” lab of 160 scientists, engineers, designers, and dreamers conducting advanced research for government and private clients – like Q’s lab from the James Bond movies. A proud graduate of the public school system (Castle HS, Windward CC, and UH Manoa), Mr. Kitajima also serves on several boards, including the Public Schools of HI Foundation and Design Thinking HI.

 

18-0951-93 SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please call the SBA  at 541-2990 to make arrangements with Joyce Quinn.