About the Hawai'i Small Business Development Center

The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center established in 1990, provides professional business advice, research and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, innovation, productivity and management improvement.  To accomplish these objectives, we link federal, state and local resources, the educational community and the private sector to meet the needs of Hawai‘i’s  businesses.

All of the fees for our Advising Services are underwritten through funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Hawai‘i.

Neither SBA's funding nor that from UH Hilo is an endorsement of any products, opinion or services. SBA and UH Hilo programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Small Business Administration or other sponsors.

The Mission of the Hawai‘i SBDC is to - Drive the Economic Sustainability of Hawai‘i by assisting Businesses to Form, Grow and Thrive.

The Vision - We are thought leaders and a key force in measurably building Hawai‘i's economy by bridging business, higher education, economic development and public policy.

Our Values - We serve the needs of our clients, stakeholders and community partners with Integrity, Empathy, Professionalism and Innovation.

We value the responsibility of making a significant contribution to Hawai‘i's economic climate and commit to the values of the Aloha spirit.


The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This web site provides general information about the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The information contained in this website is not necessarily complete and does not constitute a contract. The website may not reflect the most recent programs and offerings of the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The Hawai'i SBDC reserves the right, without prior notice, to change, delete, supplement, or otherwise amend at any time the information, requirements and policies contained in or implied by this website.