SMALL BIZ IN ACTION DAY FOR STARTUP Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Leeward Comm College Office of Continuing Education Workforce Development LCC OCEWD

96-045 Ala ‘Ike, Room CE-203

Pearl City, HI 96782

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Come join For'Ewa Pono and our business resources in our Taking Action Small Business Day! Weʻll be offering HANDS ON INTERACTIVE workshops throughout the day to help you set up your business to end the year with success!

Are you...

  • Tired of commuting daily in traffic?

  • Ready to take your "side business" to the next level and make it bring in more money now?

  • Dreaming of a day when you can leave your 9-5 and work for yourself and no one else?

  • Wanting to have more time to spend with your family?

  • Wishing to have more freedom to manage how you spend your time vs your time being dictated by your boss?

  • Done with googling "how to start a business in Hawaii" "FREE business plan template" and "Whatʻs the difference between LLC or Sole Prop"?

  • In need of help with business filings, licensing, trademarks and permitting?

FORʻEWA Pono Presents:

SMALL BIZ IN ACTION DAY FOR STARTUP Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Taking Action to move your business foward toward success doesnʻt have to be hard.

If you find yourself having any of the following questions:

  • What do I do next now that I know what I really want my life to be like?

  • I have a business idea but...Where do I get started?

  • My "side gig" is doing good but...How can I start making more money with it?

  • Who can I get to help me start and grow my business?

  • What resources and funding is out there for small business owners in Hawaii?

  • How can I track my receipts for taxes?

  • What can I claim and what can be counted as business tax write offs?

  • What website or online resources are out there for small business support here in Hawaii?

  • What are the best apps to use as a small business owner?

If youʻre confused and need help getting clarity so you can get started, if youʻre looking for direction and support, weʻre here to help you!

Learn How to:

  • Create a 90 Day Action Plan to Move Your Business In the Right Direction

  • Structure and Set Up your Business the Right Way

  • Use Social Media to Increase Engagement to Increase Profits

  • Prepare For and Organize Your Business to Make Doing Your Taxes More Efficient

  • Use Technology and Apps to Manage Your Business Efficiently Right from Your Phone

Let ALL of US help you!

Mary Dale from the Small Business Adminstration HI, Christiane Bolosan-Yee from ForʻEwa Pono, Local Leaders, and Resource Partners will challenge your ideas with their expertise to put you on the path to success.

Featured Keynote Speakers:

Weʻll be featuring two amazing Small Business Entrepreneurs in our community that have been moving and shaking up the biz scene right here in Hawaii locally and nationally! Weʻre happy to announce that Justin Enright from DEHI Foods and Larry Partida of New York Life Financial will be sharing their entrepreneurship journey and their tech tools they use to manage their biz and their hints and tips to successfully starting and growing their companies! You donʻt want to miss these guys! Theyʻre awesome!

Taking Action in 2018 Series have featured our Small Business Resources:

  • Business Action Center

  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

  • Patsy Mink Biz and Leadership Womenʻs Biz Center at YWCA

  • Local Bank Lenders for Small Businesses

  • Small Business Administration Hawaii

  • ForʻEwa Pono

  • and more...

DATE: October 4th Thursday

TIME: 9am-2pm (8:30am Check In)

LOCATION: LCC OCEWD 96-045 Ala ‘Ike, Room CE-203 Pearl City, HI 96782

COST: $10

WORKING LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED: We will be running our workshops through lunch time so lunch will be provided. Please bring your own drinks which MUST have a lid/cover to avoid spillage.

PARKING: FREE Parking available

KEYNOTE Speakers: Justin Enright from DEHI Foods and Larry Partida with New York Life

If youʻre looking to:

  • finally get your business started

  • increase your sales to create a profit

  • do more in 2018 to connect to the right people that will support you in reaching your business goals

  • find ways to use tecnology and apps available on your smart phones to support your business

Taking Action in 2018 4 Part Series FOR STARTUP Businesses is for YOU!

  1. Workshop A: Putting Together Your Action Plan: Create a 90 day plan where we will show you how to set a goal and identify action steps to reach them!

  2. Workshop B: Legal Biz Structure and Set Up for Small Businesses: Learn how to structure and set up your business the right way for to lead to the path of success.

  3. Workshop C: Social Media Hints & Tips: Identify & focus on your ideal clients and Use Social Media to Connect with them

  4. Workshop D: Understand Business Taxation: Learn ways to Track Your Finances and free yourself from worry during tax season by preparing for and organizing your business


Seating is limited so reservations are necessary and will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

Limited to 30 available spots.

Your registration is complete upon receipt of an email confirmation from For'Ewa Pono


Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization (Ewa Beach CBDO), For Your, For Us, For'Ewa Pono.

Mahalo to our supporters and special guest speakers/trainers for helping to make this workshop possible:

Small Business Adminstration HI, Small Business Development Center (SBD), Business Action Center (BAC), Christiane Bolosan-Yee of ForʻEwa Pono, Juanita Aguereberre of Mastermind HI, Local Lenders, and all of our Resource Partners.

What are people saying? Testimonies from FORʻEWA Pono clients:

"Thanks so much for offering these classes on the West side!" - Sherri C.

"Iʻm so glad that we came! I learned so much!" - Andrea N.

"Thank you for bringing all of these amazing resources to us right here in our community!" - Maria P.

Learning how to reach my ideal client using social media was so helpful! Thanks Juanita and Christiane for helping me dive deep into who I really want to work with and serve! - Michelle A.

"Christiane basically tore my business plan apart! Which may not sound good at first, but is in fact the type of feedback any startup needs. We went through every aspect including marketing, demographics, competition, life cycles, development, intellectual property, growth strategies, financials and much more...By the end of our meeting, my business plans went from descriptions of generalities to a detailed artwork with a road map to success". - Keokolo A.

"As a recent Ewa Beach CBDO Microenterprise Training aka Momentum Business Builders beneficiary, I for one can a test to the great value and awesome support I have been given through the community program... Over the past year or so I have been able to grow our Residential Cleaning business from a two person operation to a company that currently employs 16 part-time workers, of which 30-35% of them currently live in the Ewa Beach area. It is with great appreciation that I thank the Ewa Beach CBDO for all their help, support and training, and hope to see that this continues on in our community for many years to come." - Lance T. M. Ling Co-Owner At Your Service Cleaning Service

"Ewa Beach CBDO brings valuable educational and enrichment opportunities to children and adults in leeward Oahu that they would not otherwise have. I participated in its entrepreneurial course. Working full-time and being a busy mother of two on a limited income, I would not have been able to take any continuing education to teach me the nuts and bolts of starting a business." - Sheryll Bonilla, Attorney at Law

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