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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hawaii Small Business Fair has been tentatively rescheduled for August 29, 2020.

Get the latest information and resources for Hawaii’s small businesses affected by COVID-19.

The Hawaii Business Consultancy is hosting a Small Business Virtual Town Hall Meeting to provide much needed information to small businesses and nonprofits in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands coping with the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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 ...
Read More 2019 Small Business Credit Survey from Federal Reserve Bank