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Workshops & Events

The Hawaiʻi SBDC offers a regular schedule of affordable workshops, conferences, and special events; each designed to teach practical, hands-on small business management skills.

Our training is facilitated by dynamic, knowledgeable instructors, and range in content from introductory to advanced in areas such as marketing, cash flow, financial statements, business valuation, sales, bookkeeping, accounting, strategic planning and much more.

Workshops & Classes

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneur Self Assessment: Do You Have What It Takes?
    Explore pros and cons of owning a business, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, and more.
  • Fundamentals of Running Your Hawaiʻi Business: Tools for Success
    What do you need to ensure the success of your business? This overview touches on the topics of marketing and sales, budgeting, costing, pricing, financial statements, and more.
  • Starting Your Business: A Step-By-Step Guide
    Learn the process that is key to starting a business in Hawaiʻi. Learn about options for business structures, insurance, tax considerations, state and city agencies and availability of financial assistance.
  • Writing A Business Plan: Your Company’s Roadmap
    Every company needs a roadmap, and the business plan is it. Learn how to write yours.
  • Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing
    What do you need to know to protect your products, services and brand in today’s global marketplace?
  • Expand Your Business into the International Market: Exporting
    The Internet has enhanced the world’s access to goods and services. Learn what it takes to become a part of the global marketplace.


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