Release Date: 
Monday, February 26, 2018
Release Number: 
HDO 18-07
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Honolulu, HI – What does SBA offer to small business owners? The programs are many and varied, and the qualifications for each can be specific. Thus far in fiscal year 2018, SBA has supported almost $23 million in lending to small businesses in the Hawaii District and we’re prepared to provide more assistance to local companies ready to grow.  Get registered for SBA Resource Day in Waianae on February 28, 2018.

Take advantage of this free opportunity to meet one-on-one with an SBA business specialist who will help you cut through the red tape, navigate and explain SBA programs and resources available to you.  Ask us about our various loan programs including:

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

In coordination with First Hawaiian Bank (FHB), one of our participating lenders, an experienced SBA representative will be available for a 30-minute confidential consultation on Wednesday, February 28, 2018,  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the local branch location at 86-020 Farrington Highway in Waianae.  Appointments are required and scheduled by SBA. Walk-ins may be accepted if time allows.  To register, visit and click on the Events Calendar.  For more information, you can call (808) 541-2990 x 211, or e-mail