VBOC of the Pacific and the MBDA Enterprising Women of Color Business Center present the online workshop, "Launch Your E-Commerce". The workshop will be held over two days and cover the basics of getting started and launching, then promoting, your e-commerce capability.

An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. SBA is currently offering PPP loans until May 31, 2021. President Biden announced program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable.

The SBA will begin accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) grant program on April 8. The December relief law provided $15 billion nationwide to a new SBA grant program for live venues impacted by the public health crisis.

The Hawai‘i Pacific Export Council invites you to a webinar to discover the growth potential in exporting for companies in the service sector.

On March 6, the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan, a new COVID-19 relief package which will provide at least $6 billion in new federal funding to help Hawai'i families and local businesses during the pandemic. It is expected to easily pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

The HTDC Innovate Hawaii e-Commerce Program is a 3-month workshop series geared toward manufacturers, covering the fundamentals and best practices of e-commerce and digital marketing. The workshops will be taught over Zoom by domain experts, with opportunities for 1-1 consulting as well as hands-on learning in platforms such as Constant Contact and Buffer. Join us ...
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On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more ...
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The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai‘i Authority’s (NELHA) Hawaiʻi Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) park is home to the island’s newest manufacturing facility – an outdoor factory that molds large plastic products using 100% solar energy. Built and operated by LightManufacturing, Inc. (LMI), the factory uses patented technology to mold high-capacity water tanks using pollution-free solar thermal energy. The company reports the system can also mold aquaculture tanks, road barriers, kayaks and other products which are typically imported into Hawai‘i.

Noteworthy changes to the way songwriters are paid digital royalties start January 2021 with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division and The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC) partnering to host a free webinar for Hawai‘i’s music community to share information with local artists regarding receiving the revenue streams they are owed.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is presenting ‘The Alibaba Business Workshop’, a one-day seminar for those interested in marketing their products in China. The workshop, which features Tmall Global operated by the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (Alibaba Group), will be held on February 9, 2021 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a Zoom webinar. The event is free and open to the public.