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Hiʻilei Aloha Teaches Entrepreneurs via Distance Learning

The classes are a byproduct of a 2016 US SBA Accelerator Competition Award


The classes are a byproduct of a 2016 US SBA Accelerator Competition Award

Honolulu, Hawai‘i—Office of Hawaiian Affairs subsidiary Hiʻilei Aloha LLC is using technology to bring its popular entrepreneurship workshop series to more Hawaiians, statewide.

Author: hiilei
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O‘ahu Entrepreneurship Classes Sept. 2017

O‘ahu Entrepreneurship Classes Sept. 2017

Learn to start a business with Hiʻilei Aloha

Our Native Hawaiian Accelerator & Cowork
offers Entrepreneurship Classes!

Have you started a business and want to get it squared away?
Do you have a hobby and want to make it pay?
Do you have an idea and want to see if it could be a successful business?

If so, Hi‘ilei Aloha is conducting entrepreneurship classes which could help you!

When: 16 Tues. & Thurs., 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Thurs., Sep. 21 – Tues., Nov. 14, 2017)
Where: Hi‘ilei Aloha – 711 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Suite 111, Honolulu, HI 96813*

* (Call Blaine at Hi’ilei Aloha if you live on an island other than O‘ahu. We may be able to add you to the class through our distance learning equipment, if you have access to a device with a webcam and microphone.)

Cost: This highly successful course tuition deposit costs $300, which is 100% refundable, ($300 returned), if all classes are attended, homework is done and final presentation is made at graduation. Ask about payment plans or other arrangements.

These classes deliver information on:

• Skills and knowledge to start up a business
• Keys to successful marketing
• How to write and present a business plan
• Pricing your product to make money
• Managing your finances
• Resources you will need for your first year in business

*Business counseling and technical assistance provided too

Course instructor: Julie Percell

To register electronically, please visit link, complete form, print and then click on ‘submit’ the registration form at: https://goo.gl/HrivVh and mail printed copy of form with full payment to Hi’ilei Aloha.

Mail the printed filled out registration form and your check, payable to Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC, to: Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC, 711 Kapi‘olani Blvd., Ste. 111, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Questions on registration or payment options, contact Kanani at 808.596.8990 ext. 1001 or kananikd@hiilei.org, or Blaine at 808.596.8990, ext. 1013 or blainef@hiilei.org. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received. Space is limited. Mahalo for your interest! Contact Kanani or Blaine for more information, or to provide your name and contact info to receive notice of business and nonprofit capacity building classes and workshops in the future.

This course is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Native American Affairs. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Kanani or Blaine for details.

Mahalo!


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Hi‘ilei Accelerator Grand Opening Soon!

The new service is the result of a 2016 US SBA Accelerator Competition Award

In 2016, Hi‘ilei Aloha LLC entered into a US Small Business Administration competition for seed funding to start up an small business accelerator. Out or 750 applicants, Hi‘ilei was named the national winner. Look for our grand opening, soon!

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2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Hiʽilei Aloha LLC selected as a General Pool Finalist

Hiʽilei Aloha LLC was selected as a General Pool Finalist in the 2016 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.

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Mahi'ai Match-up - Hawai'i Farm & Food

Mahi'ai Match-up - Hawai'i Farm & Food

Agricultural Business Plan Contest

Kamehameha Schools and the Pauahi Foundation are proud to sponsor Mahi'ai Match­Up, an agricultural business plan contest dedicated to supporting Hawai'i's sustainable food movement by cultivating local farmers and decreasing the state's dependence on imports.

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MidWeek Highlights Entrepreneurship Training Courses

MidWeek Highlights Entrepreneurship Training Courses

Article from May 24, 2016

In an article published on May 24, 2016, MidWeek reviewed the offerings of the Entrepreneurship Training Program offered by Hi‘ilei Aloha.  

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Course Helps Entrepreneurs Get Down To Business

Course Helps Entrepreneurs Get Down To Business

Exploring the benefits of the Entrepreneurship Training Program

The prospect of starting a business can be daunting, but an eight-week entrepreneurship training course from Hi'ilei Aloha helps take out some of the guesswork.

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Native American Small Businesses Receive $700,000 in Grant Funding from SBA

Native American Small Businesses Receive $700,000 in Grant Funding from SBA

U.S. Small Business Association - 10/2015

The U.S. Small Business association has awarded $700,000 in grant funding for projects promoting the development, and long-term survival of Native American businesses eligible under the SBA's 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.

The SBA's 7(j) Program assists in providing specialized management and technical assistance to socially and economically disadvantaged small business owners.  Areas of assistance include operational planning and management; marketing, business development and financial analysis.

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Vegging out on the Waiʻanae Coast

Vegging out on the Waiʻanae Coast

Ka Wai Ola - 7/2015

Students in Waiʻanae and Nānākuli intermediate schools got to "veg out" this school year thanks to a project called ʻAi i ka Lāʻau that provided them with lots of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables and taught them how to prepare them at home.  

The project brought weekly cooking classes to campus through a partnership between Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, OHA's nonprofit subsidiary, And After-School All-Stars, a free after school program for intermediate and middle-school students.  

Author: RKV
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World Indigenous Business Forum to be Held in Waikīkī

World Indigenous Business Forum to be Held in Waikīkī

Ka Wai Ola - 5/2015

At the World Indigenous Business forum in Guatemala last year, Nalani Takushi of Oʻahu invited the delegates to attend the forum's 2015 gathering in Honolulu. "I just did a call out to please join us in Hawaiʻi," Takushi said, adding that she was inspired after attending the conference for which the Guatemalan president provided opening remarks. 

Author: RKV
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