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Drive the economic sustainability of Hawaiʻi by assisting businesses to form, grow and thrive.

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Business Advisory

Whether you are an existing business owner or an entrepreneur who plans to open a new business, the Hawaiʻi SBDC can provide you with the resources to achieve your dreams.

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Workshops & Events

Successful business managers are lifetime learners. The Hawaiʻi SBDC offers access to a variety of workshops and resources to maximize your management skills.

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Research & Analysis

Understanding the marketplace is critical. The Hawaiʻi SBDC can assist you in analyzing the market to ensure you are well-positioned for success.

Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center

Established in 1990, the Hawaiʻi Small Business Development Center is the only state-wide business assistance organization in Hawaiʻi. Our confidential business advising services are provided to our clients at no charge. We are a member of America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), encompassing over 1,000 full-time business service centers and 5,000 employees providing business advice and training to over 1.25 million clients annually.

Important COVID-19 Update

Advisory services are provided online or by telephone. However, we will meet with clients in person by request when possible. In-person meetings are subject to social distancing, masking and other personal safety practices according to the University of Hawaiʻi COVID-19 Guidelines:


Please refrain from requesting an in-person meeting if you are sick, have symptoms, or otherwise have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Please note all workshops and events are online only at this time, unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.

Hawaiʻi SBDC in 2023


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2024 Annual Report