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


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Hazel Beck


Aloha, everyone!  Hoping your summer is starting off well!

Calling all Veterans, Guard, Reserve and military-connected family members!  Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? 

Whether it’s a food truck, a muscle car restoration shop, a quilt shop or a micro-brewery, Veterans make great business owners!  We represent 6% of the general population and almost 10% of small business owners in the United States.  The skills you learned in the military – critical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, team building and accountability – transfer directly into your entrepreneurial success!

Military-connected family members also have special skills they honed supporting their Veterans that contribute to their successful business ownership.

If you think you have what it takes and are not sure how to get started, join us on June 21st, in-person, at Kapolei Hale from 8:30 AM to 4 PM at our next Boots to Business/Reboot class.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Finding the Right Business Idea
  • How To Do Market and Industry Research
  • The Economics of Small Business
  • Finding the Right Legal Structure
  • Financing Your Venture
  • Business Planning
  • SBA’s Resource Partner Network

Seating is limited.  Register here: 

There is no charge for the class.

See you next month!


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

How to Write a Business Plan
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
June 16, 2022, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration/more information: Register (

8(a), HUBZone, and Certifications
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
June 16, 2022, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Recordkeeping for a Small Business
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
June 16, 2022, Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $15
Registration/more information: Register (

Government Contracting 101
Presented by: Hawaii PTAC
June 29, 2022, Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration/more information: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Horizons Part 2 - Strategies For Business Growth & Resilience
Facilitated by: Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)
July 26 through August 25, 2022, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. online
Fee: $150
Registration/more information: Register (

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

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