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Joe Burns, O’ahu Center Director for the Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, speaks about the role of the SBDC in helping entrepreneurs at the recent Hawaii Small Business Fair. Read more about the Hawaii Small Business Fair, here.

Over 300 entrepreneurs, including people armed just with ideas as well as current business owners, converged on Honolulu Community College on Saturday, August 23rd, to gain a full-day’s worth of business knowledge. Organized and presented by the Hawaii Small Business Fair Planning Committee, this Fair offered 35 exhibits from various support agencies and lending institutions; several hours of ...
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The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

The Business of Exporting is a unique nine-month program that looks at how Hawaii companies who export can capture and maintain profit growth. Conducted by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) and sponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), the program looks at the impact that exporting abroad can place on a company's fundamental business processes at home, and how the results can be managed for profit accumulation and overall growth of the company.
The Business of Exporting is open to all companies on all islands across the State of Hawaii.

Quan Nguyen – President, Papa John’s Hawaii Quan Nguyen started working in the restaurant industry more than 27 years ago as a part time worker at a McDonald’s restaurant after school. Since then, he has worked his way up from a minimum wage pizza maker to President and Operating Partner of Papa John’s Hawaii. Quan’s ...
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The New Products Showcase, sponsored by DBEDT, was successfully launched at the 20th annual Made in Hawaii (MIH) Festival, August 15-17. DBEDT partnered with the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association (HCRA), Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI) and INNOVATE Hawaii to introduce the budding entrepreneurs to commercial buyers, as well as to present their products to an ...
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The Made in Hawaii Festival features Artist Tamsen Fox and her Menehune wish pot HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Made in Hawaii festival starts up this Friday at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and will last throughout the weekend.  We will be featuring local business who make the amazing products that will be on display at ...
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Billie K. Takaki Lueder, Director of Communications for Honolulu Community College, was interviewed by Howard Dicus on Hawaii News Now “Sunrise” on August 6, 2014. She highlighted that the event is for brand-new business owners or people seeking to start a business.Subjects to be taught include social media promotion to starting a food truck business ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is proud to sponsor the NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE at the Pikake Room at the 20th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival. This is the first year DBEDT is showcasing the newest companies in fashion, food and art. We aim to help grow them into larger companies that will create more jobs and a stronger economy in Hawaii.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is proud to sponsor the NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE at the Pikake Room at the 20th Annual Made in Hawaii Festival. This is the first year DBEDT is showcasing the newest companies in fashion, food and art. We aim to help grow them into larger companies that will create more jobs and a stronger economy in Hawaii.