Hawaii Small Business Fair

2019 Small Business FairIMPORTANT UPDATE (APR 2):

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Small Business Fair Planning Committee has set a tentative rescheduled date of Saturday, August 29, 2020. 

Sponsored by Leeward Community College and DBEDT

Date and Time

Saturday, August 29, 2020
7:30am – 1:30pm


Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike 
Pearl City, HI 96782



Organizing Committee:

  • Leeward Community College
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Patsy Mink Center for Business & Leadership
  • Hawaii Small Business Development Center
  • Internal Revenue Service


Please see the 2020 class schedule. We will continue to update this page with speaker biographies so be sure to come back for the latest information!

This schedule may be subject to changes.

Room #8:30 AM - 9:30 AM9:45 AM - 10:45 AM11:15 AM - 12:15 PM12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
ED 101 (35 seats)Legal Expert: Top 10 Service Contract IssuesLegal Expert: Commercial Leasing Do's and Don'tsLegal Expert: Choosing the Right Business StructureLegal Expert: Protecting Your Brand & Your Product
ED 102 (35 seats)GET DemystifiedIntroduction to Federal Income TaxGET DemystifiedSmall Business Tax Basics
ED 103 (35 seats)Social Media MarketingSelling Your Product Online, Building Your WebsiteThe Secret to MarketingSelling Your Product Beyond Hawaii
ED 104 (45 seats)Accelerators & Co-Working Spaces for Start-UpsFirst Steps in Starting Your BusinessBusiness Plans (11:15 AM - 1:30 PM)
ED 112 (35 seats)Quickbooks Basics & TipsUnderstanding Financial Statements & How to Gauge Your Profitability & Cash FlowSocial Enterprise Or Nonprofit?Using Loans to Build Your Company: Financing Options Available
ED 113 (35 seats)Cyber Security for Your BusinessLean Process Improvement for Scaling Up OperationsThe Ins and Outs of Government ContractsHow to Start a Food Business or Food Truck in Hawaii
ED 114 (35 seats)Counseling Sessions by Appointment Only. Click here to contact the Mink Center to schedule. Wahiawa Food Innovation CenterHow to Launch and Market Value-Added ProductsCounseling Sessions by Appointment Only. Click here to contact the Mink Center to schedule.

Click here to view information from the 2019 Hawaii Small Business Fair.