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Dear Small Business Stakeholder, The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is interested in receiving feedback from small businesses and their representatives regarding their views on trade agreements being negotiated with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom, and their experience doing business in these markets. The Office of Advocacy is tasked with ...
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Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded Hawaii private nonprofit organizations of the February 8, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury caused by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred April 13-16, 2018. Private nonprofits ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii, and is funded, in part, through a grant with the ...
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HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP). Under the tag “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha,” this program provides training, grants and tradeshows for companies looking to start exporting or increase their exports. “With the help of this program, we’ve seen our export ...
Read More SBA Announces 0,000 Award to DBEDT for HiSTEP

HONOLULU, HI – The popular Hawaii Small Business Fair will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the campus of Honolulu Community College on Dillingham Boulevard. Themed “Launch Your Dreams into Reality,” this year’s fair features an amazing range of free workshops by local experts and authorities, many returning to the event to share the ...
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HONOLULU—For the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. This year’s event will be held on June 4 – 7, at the Convention Center in ...
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Is the world passing you by as competitors expand abroad? Convinced foreign buyers would love your product – if only they knew? Concerned about cost, complexity or risk? We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE four-part webinar series to help you go global. Download ...
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Reginald “Regi” Perry, managing member of Barbers Point Aviation Services, LLC, was named the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Hawaii by the U.S. Small Business Administration Hawaii District Office. Perry will represent the State of Hawaii at the celebration of National Small Business Week in Washington, D.C. from April ...
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Learn specific marketing strategies for promoting your brand and driving sales in Hawaii’s #1 export market – Japan! The program will include how to leverage social media. Date & Time Thursday, February 22, 2018 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Marketing in Japan Program 11:00am  Pau & Networking Venue Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey International Trade ...
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Export University 101 is a comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. From industry experts to our ...
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