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LAWS, CODES, REGULATIONS, and ORDINANCES

  • United States Code
  • Code of Federal Regulation (CFR)
  • Hawaii Revised Statutes
  • Hawaii State Administrative Rules
  • Revised Ordinanaces of Honolulu
  • Maui County Code
  • Hawaii County Code
  • Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of Kauai


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Starting A Business In Hawai'i
  • State Business Registration (downloadable forms)
  • Hawaii Business Tradename search database
  • Department of Taxation FAQ's
  • Basic Facts About Registering A National Trademark
  • Internal Revenue Service (Federal tax forms and regulations)
  • eProcurement - Doing Business With The State Of Hawaii


STATISTICS

  • State of Hawai'i Government
  • State of Hawai'i Data Book
  • State of Hawai'i Census & Population
  • Small Business Profile: Hawai'i 2007
    News Release

  • University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
  • Maui County Data Book
  • Maui County - Miscellaneous Statistical Reports
    Paia Business Capacity Study 2003
    Paia Strategic Plan 2000 - 2020
  • Hawaii County Data Book
  • Native Hawaiian Data Book (2006 latest version available)
  • U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • DBEDT - State of Hawaii Dept. of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism
  • 2002 Economic Census - Industry Series Reports
    The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. Individual data reports for states, metropolitan areas, counties, and cities will be published state by state and sector by sector, starting in late 2004 and finishing in mid 2005. Look for your industry to get national and local statistics, like business counts and sales.
  • Community Economic Development HotReports
    The CED HotReport provides speedy access to information tailored for economic decision-making. It is a free, easy to use portal to instantly obtain detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics from a multitude of sources.


SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING

  • Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network
    We cover the needs of small business in Hawai'i. The Hawai'i SBDC Network provides you with the resources you need for starting a new business or expanding an existing one. Planning, Marketing, Management and much more, the Hawai'i SBDC Network is here to assist you with your entrepreneurial goals.
  • SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business
    Get online counseling at SCORE.org. SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. The SCORE Web site has hundreds of pages of small business-related content and allows visitors to ask a business question of a SCORE online counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


SMALL BUSINESS LOANS & CAPITAL

  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA national website)
    Small business loans and other resources.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Honolulu District Office
  • Active Capital (formerly ACE-Net)
    ACE-Net has become Active Capital to express more accurately its proactive role in helping small businesses connect with private capital. Empowered by protective rulings from the SEC and State regulators and a network of not-for-profit support organizations, Active Capital is the only low-cost Internet-based option to register securities for sale, up to $5 million/year.
  • Venture Capital Resource
    Library Resources for those seeking or offering capital.
  • GovBenefits.gov
    GovLoans.gov is your gateway to Federal loan information. Five Federal agencies - U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - have come together to create this single point of access for Federal loan information on the Web. GovLoans is a part of GovBenefits.gov, the official government benefits website sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.


INDUSTRY RESEARCH & INDUSTRY CODES

  • Industry Specific Business Guides
    These industry specific reports focus on industries where small businesses account for much of the activity. The reports are designed to help in business planning, whether at start-up or expansion, or to serve as a reality check for existing businesses. Although these reports were prepared with Missouri businesses in mind, some trends, issues, opportunities, and challenges may apply to businesses in other states as well.
  • Gifts & Decorative Accessories (magazine)
    Free e-mail newsletter. Article archives.
  • Gift Basket Review (magazine)
    Sample articles.
  • Giftware Business (magazine)
    Free email newsletter. Free subscription to industry participants. Industry reports and analyses.
  • American Craft Council
    (includes an excellent collection of craft related links)
  • The Food Industry Center
    University of Minnesota,
    Department. of Applied Economics
    The Food Industry Center produces several publications and has a current list on their website: working papers, current articles, presentations, books, journal articles, and an electronic newsletter.
  • Food Master
    An online database listing equipment, ingredients, supplies, and services to food and beverage manufacturers.
  • Manufacturers' Agents Association For The Food Service Industry
    Locate food industry suppliers, manufacturers and their representatives.
  • NAICS/SIC Conversion Search
    The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS will reshape the way we view our changing economy.

    NAICS was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.

    NAICS was developed in cooperation with the US Economic Classification Policy Committee, Statistics Canada, and Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica.



FOREIGN TRADE

  • Thomas Global Register
    Thomas Global is the most complete, up-to-date directory of global industrial suppliers and product information. Browse through our detailed list of industrial products and services to access companies within these and many other categories.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (portal)
    • Import information
    • Export information
    • NAFTA information
  • TradePort
  • Asia First Page (Business directory)
  • UT-LANIC - Latin American Studies
    (Latin America Network Information Center) Data organized by country and subject.
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • globalEDGET International Business Resources
  • World Bank and International Finance Corporation's Doing Business database
    This database provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 175 world economies. The indicators are comparable and indicate the regulatory costs of business and can be used to analyze specific regulations that enhance or contrain investment, productivity, and growth.


HAWAII NEWSPAPERS/JOURNALS - TRADE ARTICLE DATABASES

  • Haleakala Times (Upcountry Maui newspaper)
  • Hawai'i Business Magazine
    Also has a number of highly anticipated signature issues: the Hawai`i Business Top 250; the Hawai`i Business Black Book; Hawaii's Wealthiest Landowners; as well as an extensive archive. Business also provides extensive statewide coverage of tourism, construction, agriculture and real estate.
  • Hawai'i Tribune Herald (Hilo Newspaper)
  • Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Full-text searchable)
  • Maui News (Maui newspaper)
  • Pacific Business News (Full-text searchable)
  • West Hawai'i Today (Kailua-Kona newspaper)
  • Hawai'i State Public Library
    Browse to find the nearest public library, search the book catalog, the Hawaii newspaper index, and EBSCOhost article databases (Regional Business News and Business Source Premiere).


HAWAII BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

  • Paradise Pages Telephone Directory
  • Hawaii Products Directory
  • Hawaii International Trade Directory
  • Hawaii Books Directory
  • Hawaii Music Directory
    All four databases are linked from this site sponsored by Hawaii State Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. Find Hawaii produced products, i.e. apparel, arts & crafts, food, nursery & floral, skin & haircare, and more.
  • Hawaii Ocean Industry Directory
    Listings of Marina Services and Suppliers. Listings of Port Services and Suppliers. Emergency phone numbers, Weather and Marine Radio Frequencies. Phone numbers and addresses of marine related government services. Sponsored by Hawaii Ocean Industry magazine.
  • Hawaii Ocean & Science Technology Directory
    Sponsored by the Ocean Resource Branch of the Hawaii State Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.


HAWAII BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

  • Bank of Hawai'i, Economics Department
    Bank of Hawaii has been reporting on economic conditions in Hawaii and the Pacific Region for more than 50 years. Economic information is provided by Paul Brewbaker. Bank of Hawaii is the premier source for analysis of economic and business trends in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Region.
  • Economic Indicators (State of Hawai`i, by County)
    Hawai`i Business Research Library
    Statistical data showing general trends in five sectors of the Hawai`i economy; including tax revenues, labor and unemployment; construction; and the visitor industry.
  • Economic Outlook 2007
    Source: David Todani, Chief Economist, American Savings Bank. From his economic forecast presentation at the Maui Beach Hotel on April 20, 2007 to Maui Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook and SBA Awards Annual Luncheon. This 42-page PowerPoint is packed with current statistics and tables describing the U.S., Hawai`i, and Maui County economic outlook, including numbers relating to inflation, wages, job growth, housing and construction, retail industry, and tourism. Great for business planning and proposal writing.
  • First Hawaiian Bank
    Listing of econommic forecasts
  • Small Business Economic Trends Analysis
    National Federation of Independent Business
  • University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
    Information on economic, demographic, and business trends in the State and the Asia-Pacific region. Sign-up on free announcement list.


ECONOMIC INDICATORS

  • Bank of Hawai'i, Economics Department
    Bank of Hawaii has been reporting on economic conditions in Hawaii and the Pacific Region for more than 50 years. Economic information is provided by Paul Brewbaker. Bank of Hawaii is the premier source for analysis of economic and business trends in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Region.
  • Economic Indicators (State of Hawai`i, by County)
    Hawai`i Business Research Library
    Statistical data showing general trends in five sectors of the Hawai`i economy; including tax revenues, labor and unemployment; construction; and the visitor industry.
  • Economic Outlook 2007
    Source: David Todani, Chief Economist, American Savings Bank. From his economic forecast presentation at the Maui Beach Hotel on April 20, 2007 to Maui Chamber of Commerce's Economic Outlook and SBA Awards Annual Luncheon. This 42-page PowerPoint is packed with current statistics and tables describing the U.S., Hawai`i, and Maui County economic outlook, including numbers relating to inflation, wages, job growth, housing and construction, retail industry, and tourism. Great for business planning and proposal writing.
  • First Hawaiian Bank
    Listing of econommic forecasts
  • Small Business Economic Trends Analysis
    National Federation of Independent Business
  • University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
    Information on economic, demographic, and business trends in the State and the Asia-Pacific region. Sign-up on free announcement list.


SAMPLE BUSINESS PLANS

  • Business Plans Index - Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Business Dept.
    This index lists types of small businesses and a corresponding sample business plan, profile or book about the business with sources provided after each entry. If the plan or profile is online, a link is provided. Print sources indexed are limited to books in the Business Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. You may wish to contact the HBRL to see if they own (or can borrow on your behalf) any of these titles. The Bibliography also includes the url's for web sites indexed.
  • SBDC eCollection
    Click here to access an archive of sample business plans.
  • Center for Business Planning
    Extensive sample archive from the sponsor of the MOOT CORPT competition
  • SBDCNet
    An extensive collection of samples from the Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse
  • Business Plan Pro
    Business plan software and free sample plans


SAMPLE CONTRACTS & FORMS

  • FormsNet by Entrepreneur.com
  • CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
  • Business Nation
  • Onecle
  • FindLaw Forms