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


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Hazel Beck


Aloha, everyone!  Summer is a good time to catch up on your reading. 

Small business owners know the importance of keeping up on the latest trends, rules and regulations, and innovations.  Local business periodicals, such as Pacific Edge, Pacific Business News or Hawaii Business, are a good source of information and a way to tap into to solutions for the business challenges that you face.

Business books provide another source for inspiration and perspective.   Many entrepreneurs have their favorite ‘go to’ business books.  Some are serious; others present the topic in a humorous light.  The objectives are to provoke thought, share knowledge and experiences and provide you with a roadmap to avoid the traps and pitfalls you encounter in managing your business.

One of my favorite business book authors is Hawaii’s own Guy Kawasaki.  A marketing specialist, author and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, he has authored over 15 books.  His most recent books are The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything (2015) and Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life (2019).

Don’t pack your bags and vacation this summer on the Island of One!  Your business peers have faced the challenges you are struggling with.  The answers are out there!   

Enjoy your summer!


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

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Workshop
Facilitated by: Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership (MCBL)
July 20, 2022, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. HST
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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
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Starting A Business in Hawaii
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC, Maui Center
July 27, 2022, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. HST
Cost: $15
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Logo Versus Brand
Presented by: Hawaii SBDC
August 4, 2022, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. HST
Cost: $15
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8(a), HUBZone and Certifications Workshop
Presented by: SBA
August 4, 2022, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. HST
August 5, 2022, Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Chamorro ST
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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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