Business Of Exporting

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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DBEDT has again launched for 2016, the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with SBA, HiSTEP is built on a multifaceted approach to export development. The HiSTEP program has three integrated components: Export Readiness Program – training programs to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export ...
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It’s not always a straightforward process for businesses to learn how to export their products, but it definitely can be worth it, creating higher profit margins. Watch the KHON2 video for details. Now the state wants to help businesses by offering a new program: Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, known as HiSTEP, is built on ...
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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. ...
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Jason Ubay Reporter- Pacific Business News Innovation is not only for startups, and mature companies need to innovate and change with the times in order to survive. Retailers and business experts will discuss putting innovation into the business plans of mature companies at an event on April 23 at the YWCA of Oahu’s Laniakea headquarters ...
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One-Day Seminar -
Planned Innovation and Company Re-Engineering: Will your company stay relevant?
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 3:50pm
Venue: YWCA Laniakea | Fuller Conference Room
Address: 1040 Richards St. | Across from I’olani Palace

Pre-register to be part of the most effective domestic trade shows with the best fit for Made-in-Hawaii products.  Space is limited – apply now!

The Business Of Exporting Program, presented by DBEDT and Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC), has progressed well since it launched in October, 2014. There have been two large presentation lectures (also open to the general public for a fee), as well as smaller-sized, more focused breakout sections. Please see the details here for the upcoming ...
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One-Day Seminar - Managing Export Industry Costs: What Are The Advantages?

Date: January 29, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 3:50pm

Venue: The new Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center / 2nd Floor Main Conference Room

Address: Free Trade Zone #9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd.

Jason Ubay, Reporter, Pacific Business Journal

Twenty local companies will display their "Made in Hawaii" wares next month at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida, which draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean and South America.

Surf Expo is held in January and September every year, featuring 2,600 booths of apparel and hard goods and attracting an average attendance of 26,000.