SBA Hawaii-Pacific Islands District Office - News & Upcoming Events

SBA HAWAII-PACIFIC ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE - 3/8/2022

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Liane Fu & Noela Napoleon

ISLAND BIZ

Aloha, everyone!

Our office launched our SBA Kapolei Hale Event series with a very successful workshop on February 22nd!  ‘Are Your Numbers Adding Up?’, facilitated by Economic Development Specialist Mary Dale, featured the ins and outs of financial statements.  Participants worked in small groups on basic financials for a business.  Attendees got a chance to present their financials to a panel of lenders that included Doug Okamura and Demaney Kihe from First Hawaiian Bank; Michael Ching from Council for Native Hawaiian Affairs (CNHA); Trini Abaya-Wright from American Savings; and Lori Honda and Amy Flores from Central Pacific Bank.  Mahalo for your support of our event!

We have had the pleasure of working with two companies we met at the event – Debra Leilani Werner of Leilani Heritage and Liane Fu of Speakeasy Productions.  Liane shared her thoughts after the workshop: "After years of giving my financial statements to my CPA without really understanding what it all meant, Noela, of the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, was able to open my eyes after just one session. I now feel more confident about examining my financial statements with a more critical eye. It was just a couple of hours out of my day, but it transformed the way I see my business metrics. It was a great experience! I eagerly look forward to more such business literacy opportunities offered by the Hawaii SBA.  Thank you for the learning opportunity!"

Our next event at Kapolei Hale is the Credit Restoration Workshop on March 15th from 9 AM to Noon.  For more information and to register, visit http://sbahi.eventbrite.com.

March is Women’s History Month.  Take time to learn about and honor the women of the past, today’s amazing women and the girls who will become the women of tomorrow!

See you next month!

Hazel


Can SBA Help My Business?

What You Need to Know

Every day, the U.S. Small Business Administration assists potential and existing small business owners start, grow and succeed.

What does SBA offer to small business owners?  While the programs are many and varied, the qualifications for each are specific. Take advantage of this free opportunity to meet one-on-one with your SBA representative who will help navigate and explain SBA Programs and resources available to you.  Ask us about:

  • Loans for working capital SBA Express, Export Express & Veterans Advantage Programs;
  • Long-term financing to purchase or renovate business real estate or major equipment – the SBA 504 Loan Program
  • Government contracting certifications and assistance – SBA’s 8(a) Business Development & Other Government Contracting Programs.

In coordination with participating lenders, an experienced SBA Specialist will be available for a 30‑minute confidential consultation. Appointments are required. Walk-ins may be accepted if time allows.

Upcoming Resource Days:

Friday, March 11, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
American Savings Bank
94-060 Farrington Hwy.
Waipahu, HI 96797
Call: (808) 541-8541 or (808) 541-8442 or e-mail jjakahi@asbhawaii.com
or lmatias@asbhawaii.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
First Hawaiian Bank
1580 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96814
Contact: Douglas Okamura, AVP & Business Banking Officer
(808) 943-4406 or sdokamura@fhb.com


Photo of three people around a laptop with the following text, Virtual Women's Business Summit on March 29-30, 2022

 

In honor of Women’s History Month, SBA's Office of Women’s Business Ownership and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center invite you to participate in the 2022 Women’s Business Summit.

Please join us for power-packed panels, inspirational fireside chats, and 'Ask an Expert' workshops to help you build, scale, and grow your business.

Please note the Summit's fireside chats, keynotes, panels, and Ask an Expert sessions will take place virtually from March 29 - 30, 2022 from 5:30 AM - 11:00 AM HST.

We will regularly update the event page and registrants' virtual attendee pages with speaker announcements and the schedule as we get closer to the event.

We look forward to engaging with you throughout the Summit!

Panels & Discussion Topics:

  • Innovation and Investment
  • Building an Equitable Recovery Framework for Women Entrepreneurs
  • From Essential Worker to Essential Entrepreneur: CARE Economy Entrepreneurship Opportunities
  • The $100B Marketplace: Contracting Opportunities for Women-led Firms
  • Exporting & E-Commerce
  • The Changing Landscape for Entertainment and Hospitality Industries

Stay tuned for exciting speaker announcements!

REGISTER HERE:  Women's Business Summit Registration, Tue, Mar 29, 2022| Eventbrite

Cosponsorship Authorization #22-15-C: The SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 48 hours in advance of this event; please send an email to reasonableaccommodation@sba.gov with subject header ACCOMMODATION REQUEST. For assistance with registration or other technical difficulties, please contact owbo@sba.gov.


Go to www.sba.gov/hi and check out the Small Business Events section to register or find out about more events.

COVID-19 and the Federal Contractor
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
March 9, 2022, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom

How to Write a Business Plan
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
March 10, 2022, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration/more information: https://clients.hisbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=5420006

Grow WIth Google: Drive Traffic To Your Website With SEO
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
March 15, 2022, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/more information: https://clients.hisbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=1420004

Business Credit Recovery and an Entrepreneur's Personal Credit
Presented by: SBA
March 15, 2022, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Kapolei Civic Center
1000 Uluʻōhiʻa Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
Registration/more information: http://sbahi.eventbrite.com

Introduction to the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
March 16, 2022, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Small Business Training for the Big Island: Federal Contracting Programs
Presented by: SBA
March 16, 2022, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration/more information: http://sbahi.eventbrite.com

Recurring Revenue For Small Business
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
March 17, 2022, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration/more information:  https://clients.hisbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=1420005

Reboots to Business – Entrepreneurship & Agriculture Based Business
Presented by: VBOC of the Pacific
March 17, 2022, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.
Registration/more information: https://bit.ly/ag-biz-b2b

How to Start a Business in Hawaii
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
March 23, 2022, Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration/more information: https://clients.hisbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=5420007

Government Contracting 101
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
March 30, 2022, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Reboots to Business – Entrepreneurship & Marketing
Presented by: VBOC of the Pacific
April 5, 2022, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration/more information: https://bit.ly/marketing-b2b-hi

8(a), HUBZone and Certifications Workshop
Presented by: SBA
April 14, 2022, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. HST
April 15, 2022, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Guam ST
Registration/more information: http://sbahi.eventbrite.com

Reboots to Business: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Presented by: VBOC of the Pacific
April 19, 2022, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration/more information: https://bit.ly/b2b-reboot-hi

The Truth About Capability Statements Webinar
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
April 20, 2022, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom


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 www.sba.gov/hi.

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.