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Trade shows can be an excellent venue to find new buyers, promote your products, and increase awareness of your brand. Learn the do’s and don’ts of international trade shows, including preparing for, attending, and turning prospects into buyers after the show. Date & Time Thursday, May 9, 2019 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Seminar Program 12:00pm  Pau & Networking ...
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In this seminar, learn all about protecting your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world. Date & Time Thursday, April 11, 2019 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Seminar Program 12:00pm  Pau & Networking Venue Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey International Trade Center ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor 521 ...
Read More HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Protecting Your Brand When Exporting

As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities. The Innovate Hawaii team presents concrete details in a step-by-step process that ...
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Surf Expo draws buyers from specialty stores across the United States, Caribbean, Central and South America, and around the world. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii, and is funded, in part, through a grant with the ...
Read More DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program

HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP). Under the tag “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha,” this program provides training, grants and tradeshows for companies looking to start exporting or increase their exports. “With the help of this program, we’ve seen our export ...
Read More SBA Announces 0,000 Award to DBEDT for HiSTEP

HONOLULU—For the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. This year’s event will be held on June 4 – 7, at the Convention Center in ...
Read More DBEDT Showcasing Hawaii’s Innovation at 2018 BIO International Convention

Is the world passing you by as competitors expand abroad? Convinced foreign buyers would love your product – if only they knew? Concerned about cost, complexity or risk? We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE four-part webinar series to help you go global. Download ...
Read More U.S. Census Bureau Offers Exporting Fundamentals Webinar Series

Business Grit for Business Growth: How to Increase Revenues and Profits in a Crowded Marketplace This workshop is custom designed to help small business owners understand key principles of business growth and expansion. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your business. Participate in a highly ...
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By Web Staff, KHON2 Published: November 22, 2017, 10:59 am  Updated: November 22, 2017, 11:26 am Right now, there are more than 122-thousand small businesses registered in Hawaii — employing more than 260-thousand people! But many fail in the first few years – especially when trying to grow their business beyond our waters. But a special program is about ...
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