SBA Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office - Upcoming Event


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Starting an LGBTQ+ Business

Facilitated by Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)

Are you a queer, trans or gender non-conforming person looking to launch a business? If so, this workshop will help get you headed in the right direction. Learn the business fundamentals that will give you the tools and resources that will help you start a strong and resilient business.

Topics discussed include:

  • Permits and licenses
  • Business entities
  • Business plans
  • LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HST

Online via Zoom (link to be sent to registrants)



The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership is proud to partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific, the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego & Imperial Women's Business Center.

Go to and check out the Small Business Events section to register or find out about more events.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

SBA’s participation is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please call the SBA at 541-2990 to make arrangements.