Small Business

Hawaii small businesses can now register online with the State of Hawaii through the Hawaii Awards & Notices Data Systems website. The registration can be completed in three easy steps:  First, verify that your business meets the size standards for a small business established by the Small Business Administration. Second, create an eHawaii.gov account. Lastly, complete ...
Read More Hawaii Small Business Registration now available on the Hawaii Awards & Notices Data System (HANDS)

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 ...
Read More SBA Office of Advocacy – Small Business Outreach on Trade Agreements

The Federal Reserve Banks are conducting a national survey of existing and pre-start small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to track small business financing conditions and bring them to the attention of service providers, lenders, and policy makers. Individual responses are confidential. Summary ...
Read More Small Business Owners: Make your voices heard!

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 ...
Read More Don’t Miss the Hawaii Small Business Fair Set for August 4

Business Grit for Business Growth: How to Increase Revenues and Profits in a Crowded Marketplace This workshop is custom designed to help small business owners understand key principles of business growth and expansion. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your business. Participate in a highly ...
Read More Business Grit HiSTEP Workshop

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”

Jamie Lum and Mark Ritchie of Business Development & Support Division (BDSD), DBEDT, were featured on the ThinkTech Hawaii program “Business in Hawaii.” Host Reg Baker invited them back for a progress report on HiSTEP (Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program) 2017, as well as other activities at DBEDT. They also promoted the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Fair to be ...
Read More DBEDT featured by Reg Baker on ThinkTech

The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will host a series of seminars on State grant funding available to small businesses and manufacturing companies to help them with product development or expansion, in addition to export development support. Attendees will receive information on the available grants through the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program (HISBIR), Manufacturing ...
Read More HTDC HOSTS SEMINARS ACROSS ISLANDS ON AVAILABLE BUSINESS GRANTS

The 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention kicks off on Monday, October 10-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort.  DBEDT’s Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) Program will host the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm as an integral part of this year’s convention.  The ...
Read More DBEDT SPONSORS BUSINESS FAIR AT CNHA CONVENTION

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 ...
Read More State Receives 0,000 Grant from U.S. Small Business Administration to Increase Local Business Exports