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.

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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