Exporting Resources

Please refer to these exporting resources before, during, and after participating in HiSTEP to help strengthen your export strategy.

SeminarPresentation/Video
Oahu HiSTEP Kick-Off

Description: This is an introduction to the HiSTEP program.

2019
2019 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar

2018
2018 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar

2017
2017 HiSTEP Kick-Off Seminar
Export University 101

Description: A comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business.

2018
2018 Export University 101

2017
2017 Export University 101
Cultural Topics

Description: In doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and others. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Cultural Topics
Scaling Up Operations in order to Export

Description: As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities.

2018
2018 Scaling up Operations

2017
2017 Scaling up Operations
Financing for Export

Description: Learn all about export financing, including common methods of payment, export credit insurance, U.S. government financing programs, and more.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Financing for Export
Protecting Your Brand: Intellectual Property and Trademarks

Description: In this seminar, learn all about protecting your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world.

2018
2018 Intellectual Property and Trademarks

2017
N/A
Marketing for Export

Description: Learn how to market your products effectively in international markets and how to connect with the right buyers or partners.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Marketing for Export
Legal Considerations

Description: 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. 

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Legal Considerations
E-Commerce Solutions

Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers.

2018
2018 E-Commerce Solutions

2017
N/A
Using Trade Shows to Expand Overseas

Description: 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. 

2018
2018 Trade Shows

2017
View the 2017 Trade Shows
Exporting of Services

Description: Service providers, such as architects, consultants, and engineering firms, have different needs when it comes to exporting their services. In this seminar, we cover the basics of selling your services in foreign countries.

2018
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2017
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Logistics

Description: Learn about how to get your product from Point A to Point B, and each of the places in between. The seminar will cover international shipping, packaging, insurance, logistics providers, dealing with customs, and more.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Logistics
Marketing in Japan

Description: 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.

2018
2018 Marketing in Japan

2017
2017 Marketing in Japan
Exporting to Taiwan

Description: Taiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services more attractive than ever to Taiwan buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Exporting to Taiwan
Exporting to Canada

Description: Learn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Canadian market. Hear about the best opportunities for Hawaii businesses, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect with the best partners and buyers in key sub-markets in Canada.

2018
N/A

2017
2017 Exporting to Canada