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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 ...
Read More DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program

Hawaii SBDC proudly presents its entrepreneurship class on the “basics” of starting a business in Hawaii. New business owners may also attend to validate the foundation of their business. Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Time: 10 am – 12 noon Venue: Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, 2nd Floor Board Room Fee: $10.00 American Sign ...
Read More Hawaii SBDC – Oahu Center Presents “How to Start a Small Business Training Event”

Thinking about trying to sell your good and services to the Federal, State or County government?  The Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help!  The Hawaii SBDC was recently awarded a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) subcontract from Hiʻilei Aloha and the Defense Logistics Agency, which is part of the Department of Defense. Initially ...
Read More Business Advising Now Available For Entering Government Procurement Market

Attend the 2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar! Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2018 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world.       ...
Read More Learn How to Grow Your International Export Business

In doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Canada. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, ...
Read More New HiSTEP Event: Understanding Cultural Differences in Export Business

Learn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their ...
Read More Prepare for the Largest Event – The Tokyo International Gift Show!

Taiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services are more attractive than ever to Taiwanese buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in ...
Read More Exploring Taiwan as an Export Market

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 ...
Read More Exporting to Canada