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Hawai‘i small businesses suffering financial losses due to the impact of COVID-19 can now file for low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

FESTPAC Hawaiʻi Commissioners announced today that the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC) is rescheduled for June 18-27, 2021. Hawaiʻi was set to host FESTPAC 2020 this June—but growing global concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak prompted event organizers to postpone the 11-day event citing the health and safety of Hawaiʻi residents and festival participants.

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International Trade Shows

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in News

Are you prepared to attend an international trade show? In this seminar you’ll learn what to do before, during, and after an international trade show in order to maximize your return on investment. Find out how best to prepare for an international trade show, cultural issues to keep in mind when interacting with a foreign ...
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There are many food entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i offering a variety of products who are not aware of the many regulations that are required in food labeling. The Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) requires most manufacturers to comply with new nutrition labeling and food safety plans. And there are also existing food regulations which businesses ...
Read More Pathways to Profits: Food Labeling and Food Safety Plan for Small Businesses

Thursday, January 23, 2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Are you interested reaching the global marketplace?  Did you know U.S. exporters are more financially stable and expand faster? We live in a trade driven economy. 95% of the world’s consumers and two-thirds of all purchasing power are located outside the United States. Nearly 98% ...
Read More Webinar: Take Your Business Global with help from SBA

What is Export University 101? Do you run or own a small business in Hawaii that is looking to expand and grow by exporting to markets around the world? Export University 101 is a half-day event designed to share basic concepts in several areas of exporting.  You will acquire a broad overview of topics such as ...
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IS YOUR BUSINESS SECURE FROM CYBER ATTACKS? Small businesses throughout the US and its territories are under cyber and data-breach attacks by nation-states, as well as organized and disorganized criminals, who are stealing intellectual capital, personal and business information, and creating havoc in business environments. No one is immune, and the estimate is that 60% ...
Read More Hawaii SBDC Presents Cybersecurity First Steps Program

Make your voices heard! Dear Business Owner or Manager, The State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both start-up and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. This short survey will take approximately 10 minutes and will ask about ...
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Surf Expo attracts qualified buyers who are purchasing for over 9,500 storefronts from across the U.S. and 81 countries.  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.  The average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including ...
Read More Join the Hawaii Pavilion at Surf Expo 2020 in Orlando!

Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2020 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that you ...
Read More Learn about the 2020 HiSTEP Program at a Kick-Off Seminar

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