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This web conference will provide an overview of the following: Definition of a Qualified Opportunity Zone The requirements of becoming a Qualified Opportunity Zone Definition of Qualified Zone property Plus a live Q & A session Closed Captioning will be offered. Continuing Education: All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion. Tax Professionals ...
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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 ...
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2018 Small Business Fair: “Launch Your Dreams into Reality” Sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA), DBEDT and Honolulu Community College Honolulu Community College will host the 2018 Hawaii Small Business Fair, sponsored in partnership with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA). 18 workshops and ...
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Tokyo Exporting Study Tour

Posted on Apr 20, 2018 in News

Are you ready for exporting to Japan? DBEDT is planning a study tour to Tokyo, September 3 – 7, 2018. The objectives are to prepare Hawaii companies that are new-to-export to enable them to exhibit at future Hawaii Pavilions and be able to book orders and close sales. By actually traveling to Tokyo, study tour ...
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A Business Check-Up Workshop will be presented by David Gillespie: Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Venue: Kapiolani Community College, Manono Building, Room 104 Cost is FREE, but you must Register on Eventbrite. This workshop will provide you with tools, methods and probing questions to check up on how your ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) welcomed high school and college students from Chitose, Hokkaido on January 11, 2018. The visit was the first for the organizers, the Chitose International Communication Society. The delegation was led by Hokkaido Prefectural Government’s Assembly representative. “This visit is a direct result of the Hawaii-Hokkaido Sister-State/Prefecture ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Export University 101 is a comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. From industry experts to our ...
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