Helping Business

On September 30th the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii successfully held their second annual one day Small Business Academy in partnership with the City & County of Honolulu. Various business support organizations including DBEDT presented complimentary seminars designed to provide small businesses with information and tools needed to start, develop and grow their businesses. In addition ...
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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.  

Hawaii Enterprise Zones Partnership Program         Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m Venue: Maui Arts & Cultural Center Haynes Meeting RoomAddress: One Cameron Way, Kahului 96732     Is your company currently enrolled in the Enterprise Zones (EZ) program? If not are you interested in reducing your ...
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The Forum brings together representatives from various government agencies to discuss contracting opportunities to small businesses looking to start or expand opportunities as a government contractor. Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.mAddress:  1690 Pu`umalu StreetHonolulu, Hawai‘i 96818Cost: $60 per person Morning Presentations (Tentative) Contracting Opportunities in 2015 with the Air Force, ArmyRCO, Army ...
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HUB Talks hosts Shanah Trevenna and George Yarbrough speak with Mark Ritchie (Branch Chief) and Economic Development Specialists Lyle Fujikawa and Jamie Lum of the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism about the state’s continuing efforts to support small business and economic growth in Hawaii.

DBEDT kicked off the new year with the first-ever Hawaii Pavilion at Surf Expo January 8-10, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. A 1,600-square foot pavilion featured 20 Hawaii companies with a range of products from surf and SUP boards, to waterwear and resort apparel, to gift and souvenir items. Surf Expo organizers incorporated a Hawaiian theme ...
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Brought to you by DBEDT and Leeward Community College

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Leeward Community College, Theatre Courtyard, 96-045 Ala Ike Road, Pearl City

No cost to attend, with free parking

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., exhibits open 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Brought to you by DBEDT and Leeward Community College

No cost to attend, free parking available!

DATE: Saturday, February 21, 2015

TIME: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

VENUE: Leeward Community College, Theatre Courtyard, 96-045 Ala Ike Road, Pearl City

Guest speakers and a three-person panel will break out the costs of various export service providers Hawaii companies typically have to manage when exporting...

Jason Ubay, Reporter, Pacific Business Journal

Twenty local companies will display their "Made in Hawaii" wares next month at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, which draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean and South America.

Surf Expo is held in January and September every year, featuring 2,600 booths of apparel and hard goods and attracting an average attendance of 26,000.