About the Hawai'i Small Business Development Center

The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center established in 1990, provides professional business advice, research and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, innovation, productivity and management improvement.  To accomplish these objectives, we link federal, state and local resources, the educational community and the private sector to meet the needs of Hawai‘i’s  businesses.

All of the fees for our Advising Services are underwritten through funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Hawai‘i.

Neither SBA's funding nor that from UH Hilo is an endorsement of any products, opinion or services. SBA and UH Hilo programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration or other sponsors.

The Mission of the Hawai‘i SBDC is to - Drive the Economic Sustainability of Hawai‘i by assisting Businesses to Form, Grow and Thrive.

The Vision -We are a recognized partner and key force in building Hawai‘i's economy by addressing the unique needs of our island communities.

Our Values - Integrity, Empathy, Professionalism, Innovation and Aloha 

We value the responsibility of making a significant contribution to Hawai‘i's economic climate and commit to the values of the Aloha spirit.


The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This web site provides general information about the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The information contained in this website is not necessarily complete and does not constitute a contract. Information is subject to change at any given moment without prior notice and at the Hawai‘i SBDC's discretion. 

The Hawai‘i SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hawai‘i SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency as well as reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities.