Small Business

Take the Small Business Credit Survey today! DBEDT is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve System on their survey of existing and pre-start stage small business owners/managers. This survey is a platform through which small businesses can be heard. It is designed to pick up on potential finance issues affecting small business and bring them ...
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DBEDT and the U.S. Census Bureau are co-sponsoring a free workshop, “Understanding Hawaii’s Economy Using Census Business Data,” which will demonstrate new tools to help industry analysts and entrepreneurs study historical trends to help business planning. They can answer such questions as what industries have the most new hires, how much do those workers earn, what are the ...
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A series of free census workshops will be held during the week of June 7, 2016. 

 On Oahu, a public hands-on census workshop sponsored by the Papa Ola Lokahi Census Information Center will be held on June 7, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the U.H. John A. Burns School of Medicine. Other workshops will be held on the island of Hawaii and the island of ...
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Nearly 300 business owners and individuals with start-up ideas and businesses benefitted from a day spent at the no cost Hawaii Small Business Fair, held on Saturday, August 8th at Honolulu Community College (HCC). Co-hosted by DBEDT, attendees enjoyed a wide range of thirty (30) business workshop topics that included: Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks, Financing ...
Read More Valuable Insights Shared with Entrepreneurs at the Hawaii Small Business Fair

by Erika Engle, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 7, 2015 The instruction that you should make lemonade if life gives you lemons sort of applies to Matt Castro of Keaau, Hawaii island. Rather than lemons however, life gave him a stroke in 2011, effectively ending his career as a union carpenter. He didn’t make lemonade. Instead, he ...
Read More Dried fish hooked him early and nowadays it’s a business

By Erika Engle, June 26, 2015, Honolulu Star-Advertiser The goodies handmade in Ko Bakery’s Kauai kitchens can be found all over  the Garden Isle, and with a little effort, on the other major islands.“We only do very premium, excellent products; our brand is all about that,” said S. Morris Wise, a partner in the four-member business. ...
Read More Ko Bakery on Garden Isle has plenty of sweet deals