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Canada is the United States’ largest trading partner and closest ally. It is a market of 35 million consumers and a highly attractive destination for foreign direct investment with competitive business and regulatory advantages. Over 500,000 Canadians visit Hawaii each year, the state’s second largest international tourism market. Join us for a presentation on targeting ...
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SBA Resource Day at Ewa Beach Can SBA Help My Business? What does SBA offer to small business owners? The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each are specific. Take advantage of this free opportunity to meet one-on-one with your SBA representative who will help navigate and explain SBA Programs and resources ...
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Learn about key legal considerations as you engage your business with new partners or overseas markets. Topics covered may include: contracts, export documentation, export licenses, foreign corrupt practices act, protecting intellectual property, and regulations. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii ...
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DBEDT is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. Building on the success of 2016, we are launching the 2017 program with the same three key components, but with added improvements:   1.    Export Readiness Program – in addition to group export training ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) has received a $700,000 grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of local small businesses that want to export as well as the value of exports for those small businesses that currently ...
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, non-farm businesses in Hawaii County are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in Hawaii County that began on April 5, 2016, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center ‑ ...
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On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Maria Contreras-Sweet formally announced the awarding of $750,000 to the State of Hawaii for the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and presented a check to Governor David Ige during a special event at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 9.   Several ...
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The Forum brings together representatives from various government agencies to discuss contracting opportunities to small businesses looking to start or expand opportunities as a government contractor. Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.mAddress:  1690 Pu`umalu StreetHonolulu, Hawai‘i 96818Cost: $60 per person Morning Presentations (Tentative) Contracting Opportunities in 2015 with the Air Force, ArmyRCO, Army ...
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Riding the Global Wave

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Exporting, News, SBA

One-Day Workshop Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015  Time: 9 am – Noon  Venue: The new Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center / 2nd Floor Main Conference Room Address:  Free Trade Zone #9 Suite M401 , 521 Ala Moana Blvd.           Is your company looking to grow, find new markets or expand your ...
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