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Business Check Up Series

Posted on May 17, 2021 in COVID-19, News

The Hawaii Pacific Islands District Office along with resource partners: Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, Hawaii SBDC, VBOC and DBEDT Presents Business Check Up Series.

As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct and participate in a series of webinars aimed at helping participants such as yourself gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. We invite you to join us and discover the benefits of going global!

This informational webinar will be held virtually on-line through Microsoft Teams and available in 17 different languages.  REGISTER TODAY on Eventbrite at www.sbahi.eventbrite.com.  You will be able to select the language you need at the time of registration. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has re-opened the Shuttered Venue Operations Grant (SVOG) application portal, as well as the the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

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Join HATCH Innovation Studio

Posted on May 4, 2021 in News, Uncategorized

The HATCH Innovation Studio is designed with early-stage projects in mind. Together with the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA), this is an opportunity to validate your technology against a global network of aquaculture industry experts and scale.

Possible steps to take to prepare for the survival of your business. In the face of the worldwide pandemic and resultant loss of business revenue, standard commercial lease practices and principles have fundamentally shifted in ways that may not necessarily favor commercial tenants. The Commercial Lease Tenant Issues and COVID-19 free seminar will focus on ...
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This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19.  Program overview   The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue ...
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What’s your greatest challenge in expanding your global sales? The number one answer in a recent survey of small and mid-sized exporters by the National Small Business Association: “I worry about getting paid." No need to fret. With EXIM, you have options.

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.