A full range of programs and resources available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help small business owners get back to the business of doing business. SBA Resource Days' 30-minute, free, confidential consultations with small business specialists from the federal agency address issues such as access to capital and credit. These special community-based events are increasingly important in providing tools and information for Hawai'i's economic recovery.
SBA's experienced staff can help existing small business owners and start-ups evaluate their current operations and find resources available to deal with these challenging economic times. Information is available about the agency's guaranteed loan programs, government contracting certifications and other sources for training, business counseling, planning and technical assistance.
The planned SBA Resource Day on Maui is Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bank of Hawai'i Kahului Branch, 27 S. Pu'unene Ave.
Reservations are recommended for the 30-minute appointments. Online registration is also available at sba.gov/hi or call (808) 541-2990, ext. 210.