Business Resources

Government-related and other organizations that provide various on-line tools, education, information, and support for small businesses. Click on the name to go to that organization's website.

Free on-line classes and information on grants, financing, government contracting and certification requirements, bonding and more.  


Entrepreneur education and free mentoring by voluntees executives for small busienss owners. Learn more about SCORE Hawaii Workshops here. 


Business consulting, research and training on topics such as Financial Planning, Business Planning & Stategy, Capital Formation & Funding.


Assistance to start a new business in Hawaii and facilitate the filing process for business registration, tax, and other requirements by the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Taxation.


Important things to consider before starting a business as well as guidance on developing a business plan and securing funding


The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific, a program under the University of Hawai’i Hilo, is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting, expanding, or contracting a small business.  

Ph: (808) 988-1236  
Address: 2800 Woodlawn Drive Ste 266,  Honolulu, HI 96816
E: dkwak@hawaii.edu


Additional Online Small Business Training and Resources

The US Small Business Administration offers a number of online courses that can complement the services you receive from MCBL. Topics include procurement, contracting, international trade, marketing and many others.  Visit the links below for more infomration:


OTHER RESOURCES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Many organizations offer services and assistance to women entrepreneurs, including pro bono programs run by nonprofits and SBA-affiliated groups. These include programs that teach women how to start a business and train them in financial management and marketing.

This national organization of women entrepreneurs is based in Washington, D.C. The association, which has 5,000 members and 60 chapters across the country, offers training and information on different topics, including access to capital, government contracting and business certification.


The National Women’s Business Council works with the Office of the President, Congress and the SBA on issues related to women business owners. It also publishes research and other materials focused on women-owned enterprises.


This network of more than 3.5 million women-owned businesses worldwide offers online business information and networking assistance. Woman Owned maintains a database where women can get information on loans, scholarships and other funding sources.