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State of Hawaii Business, Economic Development & Tourism - Invest Hawaii Our Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) is dedicated to promoting industry development and economic diversification.

Introduce Your Products for the 2020 Hankyu Hawaii Fair Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explor...
10/18/2019
Register for the 2020 Hankyu Matching Event

Introduce Your Products for the 2020 Hankyu Hawaii Fair

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan? DBEDT is hosting a briefing and matching event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

More details and registration at: https://mailchi.mp/0b7603e28a8b/register-for-the-2020-hankyu-matching-event-580231?e=01a2360cc6

#DBEDT #HiSTEP #SBA #HankyuHawaiiFair #HankyuWorldFair #BuyHawaiiGiveAloha

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to continue our successful partnership...

Introduce Your Products to the 2020 Hankyu Hawaii Fair OrganizersWould you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers a...
10/15/2019
Register for the 2020 Hankyu Matching Event

Introduce Your Products to the 2020 Hankyu Hawaii Fair Organizers

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan from Hawaii? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to continue our successful partnership with the Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores, organizers of the annual Hawaii Fair, to showcase authentic Hawaii brands to the over 200,000 Japanese customers that attend the Fair over a seven-day period.

Register here: https://mailchi.mp/56b1da7d51dd/register-for-the-2020-hankyu-matching-event-580239?e=01a2360cc6

#HankyuHawaiiFair #DBEDT #SBA #HiSTEP #BuyHawaiiGiveAloha

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to continue our successful partnership...

07/25/2019
Business Development & Support Division of DBEDT (Business in Hawaii)

For Hawaii small business owners and entrepreneurs!

June 2019 overview on ThinkTech Hawaii about Business Development & Support Division's programs and results https://youtu.be/n9PDFoMvycc?t=60 #BuyHawaiiGiveAloha #Hawaiismallbusiness #Hawaiientrepreneurs #HiSTEP #Hawaiienterprisezones #Hawaiiopportunityzones #HawaiiSBA

Like what you see? Please give generously. http://www.thinktechhawaii.com A Foundation Helping Hawaii’s Small Businesses Grow. Born and raised in Honolulu; 1...

Hankyu Hawaii Fair 2019 Prep Day
07/09/2019

Hankyu Hawaii Fair 2019 Prep Day

Join the @manauphawaii Summer Showcase on Thursday, June 6th at T Galleria in Waikiki! You'll have a chance to learn how...
06/05/2019

Join the @manauphawaii Summer Showcase on Thursday, June 6th at T Galleria in Waikiki! You'll have a chance to learn how 10 local product companies are growing globally, plus enjoy a Mana Up marketplace and party featuring 25+ vendors. RSVP: http://bit.ly/manaupss
#manaup #supportlocal #HiSTEP #BuyHawaiiGiveAloha

So you have a great product idea but unsure of what to do next. Noela will be teaching "Launch My Product" - This worksh...
05/03/2019

So you have a great product idea but unsure of what to do next. Noela will be teaching "Launch My Product" - This workshop will help small business owners understand key principles of developing their own product. Learn how to think clearly and objectively about problems and develop solutions that work best for your product launch.
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Our line up of industry leaders are offering their expertise and leading various workshops to help give you the knowledge and motivation to get in action toward reaching your life and business goals. #HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

Mark will be teaching "Selling your Product Beyond Hawaii" - Hawaii is a small market so as companies expand they are qu...
05/03/2019

Mark will be teaching "Selling your Product Beyond Hawaii" - Hawaii is a small market so as companies expand they are quickly looking at selling outside the state including internationally. Come learn how to develop a successful export plan to reach larger markets. #HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

A business plan is a very important strategic tool for entrepreneurs. A good business plan not only helps entrepreneurs ...
04/30/2019

A business plan is a very important strategic tool for entrepreneurs. A good business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary for them to make business ideas succeed, but it also helps them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives.

Everything you've heard about writing a business plan is probably true: In a nutshell, it can be a time-consuming exercise and ultimately consist of dozens of pages, but a business plan must answer two fundamental questions:

1.What do I hope to accomplish?
2.How am I going to accomplish it?

Christiane Bolosan-Yee will be walking you through the process of writing a business plan. This 2-hour course will cover the elements of a good business plan, including revenue growth; marketing, management, budgeting, etc. #HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

Marketing does NOT have to be prohibitively expensive.  Get great ideas for maximizing your marketing dollars in our wor...
04/22/2019

Marketing does NOT have to be prohibitively expensive. Get great ideas for maximizing your marketing dollars in our workshop "The Secret to Marketing" taught by Bob Sigall, principle Creative-1.
#HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

Do’s and Don’ts of growing your business... Erin will be teaching our "Lean Process Improvement for Scaling Up Operation...
04/18/2019

Do’s and Don’ts of growing your business... Erin will be teaching our "Lean Process Improvement for Scaling Up Operations" workshop.
As Hawaii companies expand into new markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers. Come learn about Lean Process Improvement and the do’s and don’ts of growing your operations and ramping up your production capabilities. https://smallbizfair2019.eventbrite.com #HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

Duane Fisher will be teaching two courses.1) "Legal Expert: Commercial Leasing Do’s and Don’ts" - Understand the real co...
04/16/2019

Duane Fisher will be teaching two courses.
1) "Legal Expert: Commercial Leasing Do’s and Don’ts" - Understand the real costs involved in commercial leasing; what a typical lease agreement looks like; what to avoid or be aware of; how to utilize free rent; and choosing a commercial realtor.
2) "Legal Expert: Top 10 Service Contract Issues" - Before you sign on the dotted line, did you read the “fine print”? Explore the most important issues to consider when negotiating a contract for services, including how to determine if the contract is fair and appropriate, how to protect your business if the other party fails to perform, and more!

More about Mr.Fisher:
Mr. Fisher is a founding Director of the law firm of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex real estate and business transactions.
Join us on Saturday, May 4 – several professionals like Mr. Fisher will be there to share insights and advise you on launching your new business, or overcoming challenges for your existing business. #HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii
https://smallbizfair2019.eventbrite.com

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? If so, here is a list of 10 Must Have Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur: 1) Passion:...
04/15/2019

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? If so, here is a list of 10 Must Have Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur:
1) Passion: You need to love what you do!
2) Strong work ethic: You ensure that the outcomes meet expectations no matter what.
3) Strong people skills: Youʻre willing to connect, communicate, and motivate others and yourself
4) Determination: Youʻre willing to try again and again just till you get the success they are expecting
5) Creativity: Youʻll find solutions any way possible
6) Competitiveness: You aim to win attitude
7) Self-Starter: You donʻt wait for permission; highly productive
8 Open Minded: You have the capability to see all that is around you and direct the focus towards your objectives and goals
9) Confidence: You belive your knowledge and your know-how will help you make your business idea a success
10) Disciplined: You always focus your energy on making the business work

Sign up now! The Hawaii Small Business Fair brings together on one day – Saturday, May 4 – several professionals to share insights and advise you on launching your new business, or overcoming challenges for your existing business.

https://smallbizfair2019.eventbrite.com

#HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii

04/13/2019

Why is Small busiesses important? Small businesses are important because they provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and create meaningful jobs with greater job satisfaction than positions with larger, traditional companies. They foster local economies, keeping money close to home and supporting neighborhoods and communities.
If youʻre a small business owner or and aspiring entrepreneur, remember, we need you and YOU ARE IMPORTANT!
Let us support your business journey! Weʻve gathered the top business advisors, agencies and leaders in Hawaii on ONE day for you to learn from, network with, and find everything you need to launch and grow your biz NOW! Registration is now open. Spaces are limited!
This is a FREE event open to the public so grab your space NOW!
#HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii
Below are some photos from a previous Small Business Fair.

Launch and Grow Your Biz Now!  Registration is now open! The Hawaii Small Business Fair brings together on one day – Sat...
04/12/2019
The 2019 Spring Hawaiʻi Small Business Fair

Launch and Grow Your Biz Now! Registration is now open! The Hawaii Small Business Fair brings together on one day – Saturday, May 4 – several industry experts to share insights and advise you on launching your new business, or overcoming challenges for your existing business.
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Sign up now! The Hawaii Small Business Fair brings together on one day – Saturday, May 4 – several professionals to share insights and advise you on launching your new business, or overcoming challenges for your existing business. https://smallbizfair2019.eventbrite.com.
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#HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #launchandgrowyourbiznow #smallbusinesshawaii#HawaiiSmallBizFair #HawaiiSBF #EmpoweringSmallBusiness #BusinessGrowth #HowToStartABusiness #luckywelivehawaii #hawaiientrepreneurs #entrepreneurshiptraining #smallbusinesstraining #launchandgrowyourbiznow #comingsoontohawaii #thingstodoinhawaii #support #hawaiiresources #supportlocal #hawaiismallbusiness #smallbusiness

The Spring 2019 Hawaiʻi SMALL BUSINESS FAIR Leeward Community College Education Building (ED), Room 201A/B Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:30 AM to 1:15 PM 7:30 AM Check In begins 7:30 AM Exhibitor booths open 8:30 AM Free classes for registered attendees 12:30 PM Exhibitor Booths Close Attend to up to fou...

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster LoansHawaii businesses and residents in Hawaii and Maui counties, you may be el...
12/28/2018
Business Development and Support Division | One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

Hawaii businesses and residents in Hawaii and Maui counties, you may be eligible for SBA Disaster Loans for property damage caused by Hurricane Lane in August 22, 29, 2018.

DEADLINE to apply: January 22, 2019.

Please see details at https://invest.hawaii.gov/one-month-left-to-apply-for-sba-disaster-loans/

Sacramento, California – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center – West today reminded Hawaii businesses and residents of the January 22, 2019, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by Hurri...

How To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101 http://m.hi.gov/30pTuesday, December 4, 2018, fr...
11/30/2018
Business Development and Support Division | How To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101

How To Export Overseas – Come Learn The Basics at Export University 101
http://m.hi.gov/30p
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 9:00am to 1:00pm
At the Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, Homer Maxey International Trade Center
Presented by State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and our partners

This is a comprehensive training seminar where you will learn the nuts and bolts of exporting to help you develop an export strategy for your business. Get firsthand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow successfully. Iden...

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11/28/2018
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The DBEDT EZ Enrollment and Reporting service unveiled a new a new interface today that includes a new visual design, user-friendly navigation, and a help section. Visit: https://ezforms.ehawaii.gov. Kudos to the State of Hawaii Business, Economic Development & Tourism - Invest Hawaii

GAIN INSIGHT ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE JAPANESE MARKETDBEDT is very pleased to partner with the Honolulu Japanese Chamber...
10/29/2018
Business Development and Support Division | Learn the Secrets to the Success and Popularity of the Hankyu Hawaii Fair!

GAIN INSIGHT ON HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE JAPANESE MARKET
DBEDT is very pleased to partner with the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) on this seminar, where you will learn the latest Japanese consumer preferences and upcoming trends in fashion, food and gifts. The annual Hankyu Hawaii Fair attracts over 250,000 Japanese consumers over 7 days in July to purchase food, apparel, gift, and jewelry items that are made in Hawaii. Hear directly from the Hankyu Hawaii Fair organizers on the Japanese market trends that guide them on selecting Hawaii brands for their successful promotion.

Register here: https://invest.hawaii.gov/learn-the-secrets-to-the-success-and-popularity-of-the-hankyu-hawaii-fair/

DBEDT is very pleased to partner with the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) on this seminar, where you will learn the latest Japanese consumer preferences and upcoming trends in fashion, food and gifts. The annual Hankyu Hawaii Fair attracts over 250,000 Japanese consumers over 7 days in....

We're thrilled to partner with @manauphawaii for their Showcase on Friday, November 2nd 4:30 at T Galleria in Waikiki! Y...
10/25/2018
Mana Up Holiday Showcase

We're thrilled to partner with @manauphawaii for their Showcase on Friday, November 2nd 4:30 at T Galleria in Waikiki! You'll have a chance to learn how 11 local product companies are growing globally, plus a holiday marketplace and party. RSVP: https://goo.gl/nfKFFZ // #manaup #supportlocal State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

Join us for Mana Up's Holiday Showcase at T Galleria by DFS. The Showcase will feature presentations from Mana Up's second cohort -- some of Hawaii's fastest growing local products -- followed by a reception with drinks, tastings, and a local product marketplace. Hear the stories behind Hawai'i's cr...

Taiwan education mission
10/20/2018

Taiwan education mission

Part of the 2018 Taiwan Education Mission; attend 3 education fairs, Study World @Taipei, Hsinchu, and Taichung. State o...
10/07/2018

Part of the 2018 Taiwan Education Mission; attend 3 education fairs, Study World @Taipei, Hsinchu, and Taichung.
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Study Hawaii
#DBEDT #StudyHawaii

25th anniversary celebration of Sister-State relationship with Hawaii and Taiwan in Taipei. Thank you for all the partic...
10/06/2018

25th anniversary celebration of Sister-State relationship with Hawaii and Taiwan in Taipei. Thank you for all the participants joining us at that night. We will see you all again on December 18 in Hawaii! ALOHA~~
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
#DBEDT

Hawaii Education Seminar. More than 50 people show up, including parent, student, alumni, and education agent.State of H...
10/06/2018

Hawaii Education Seminar. More than 50 people show up, including parent, student, alumni, and education agent.
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Study Hawaii
#DBEDT #studyhawaii

More schools visit for Taiwan Education. Private NanShan Senior High School, and International Bilingual School at Hsinc...
10/06/2018

More schools visit for Taiwan Education. Private NanShan Senior High School, and International Bilingual School at Hsinchu-Science-Park.
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Study Hawaii
#DBEDT #Studyhawaii

Second day for the Taiwan Mission. Visit 教育部 (Ministry of Education), Jinwen University of Science and Technology, and J...
10/04/2018

Second day for the Taiwan Mission.
Visit 教育部 (Ministry of Education), Jinwen University of Science and Technology, and Jingwen High School.
State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Study Hawaii
#DBEDT #studyhawaii

First day of Taiwan Education Mission for Hawaii School Representatives, Legislators, and DBEDT. Breakfast briefing with...
10/03/2018

First day of Taiwan Education Mission for Hawaii School Representatives, Legislators, and DBEDT.
Breakfast briefing with 美國在台協會 AIT and Fulbright Taiwan 學術交流基金會, visit 國立臺灣大學 National Taiwan University. Luncheon hosted by 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC(Taiwan). Visit Tamkang University, 私立淡江高級中學-國中&高中 (Tamkang Senior High School). Ended the productive day with Merica meeting and dinner reception.
Study Hawaii State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
#DBEDT #studyhawaii

Don't miss the Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, August 4.
07/26/2018
Business Development and Support Division | Hawaii Small Business Fair

Don't miss the Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, August 4.

Organizing Committee: Honolulu Community College, Dept. of Business Economic Development & Tourism, Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs’ Business Action Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Leeward Community College, and Internal Revenue Ser...

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