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Join DBEDT’s HiSTEP Program to learn how to grow your international export business. Attend this online kick-off seminar to learn about the2021 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known asHiSTEP, which is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with expanding their business to enable their export sales in markets around the world. The HiSTEP ...
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The State of Hawai‘i, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i, today announced the launch of the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The grants will distribute $25M in financial and training support to struggling small businesses in Hawai‘i to help them adjust to marketplace changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide approximately 2,500 small businesses with reimbursement grants to cover expenses up to $10,000 that they incurred implementing changes to their operations, products and services.

From e-commerce investments to social media advertising, the Hawaii Pivot Grant is helping to cover expenses that companies incurred to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This special webinar will provide key updates from the head of the CMMC program, along with experts from eResilience explaining more about the new DFARS rules, including information about what companies should expect and how to prepare.

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and the State of Hawai‘i Beijing Office (SHOB) are conducting a webinar series for Hawai‘i companies on entering the China Market beginning October 22, 2020, via an online platform. All sessions of the series are free and open to public. The HiSTEP 2020/2021 – China Market ...
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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT DIVISION  DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR MIKE MCCARTNEY DIRECTOR DENNIS LING BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2020  STATE OFFERING FREE ONLINE CLASSES THROUGH COURSERA FOR HAWAII RESIDENTS HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is offering Hawai‘i  residents ...
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HONOLULU — Nonprofit organizations, the private sector and government have joined together to launch a program using federal CARES Act funding that will support Hawai‘i’s economy by providing businesses with up to 650 workers who have been displaced in the current economic crisis.

Join SBA's Loretta Greene for a celebration interview with SBA's 2020 Exporter of the Year.  Hear how they’re finding success in the global marketplace and their business strategies in the face of COVID-19.

The SBA Hawaii District Office is hosting free webinars to help small business owners re-evaluate and review their financial business strength and figure out its viability.  

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