Hawaii Small Business Fair Set for August 4

Launch Your Dreams into Reality
Release Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Release Number: 
HDO 18-28
Contact: 
Mark Spain: thornton.spain@sba.gov

Honolulu, HI - Hawaii’s leading business organizations in the State have gathered their resources and talents together again in 2018 to present the Hawaii Small Business Fair on Saturday, August 4th at the campus of Honolulu Community College on Dillingham Boulevard.  Themed “Launch Your Dreams into Reality,” this year’s fair features an amazing range of free workshops by local experts and authorities, many returning to the event based on the popularity of their subject matter and their effective presentations.  The Small Business Fair empowers businesses to move to the next level for success.

“The 2018 Small Business Fair promises more than 20 business trainings and talks designed to inform and inspire small business owners, entrepreneurs and even those just thinking about taking that big step.  The sessions cover start-up tips, growth strategies, the best marketing tactics, exporting, financing tools and much more,” said Jane Sawyer, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “At this fair, you will also find dedicated professionals in many areas of expertise who are prepared and ready to help you achieve your vision of small business ownership and success.”

Registration is now open on-line through July 27, 2018 at https://smallbizfair2018-1.eventbrite.com.  The 2018 Small Business Fair Flyer with a complete listing of workshop topics and schedule can also be viewed on line.  For more information, call 808-587-2757 or 808-945-1430.

Sponsored by Honolulu Community College, the State of Hawaii Department of Business Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and SBA, this year’s impressive program runs from 7:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. with exhibitor booths, workshops and confidential business consulting by appointment. 

The Organizing Committee includes Honolulu Community College, Dept. of Business Economic Development & Tourism, SBA, DCCA Business Action Center, Hawaii Small Business Development Center (HSBDC), Leeward Community College, and Internal Revenue Service.

Exhibitors sharing materials and information will include the Dept. of Taxation, Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, U.S. Postal Service, Pacific Gateway Center, Ewa Beach CDBO, financial institutions and many more.

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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 www.sba.gov.