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Join us for an exciting and FREE Small Biz Level Up, an event for small business owners seeking valuable resources and connections to start or grow your business.

Who Can Attend?

This is a FREE event open to all small business owners or those looking to start a business.

Why Attend?

Expert Advice: Get personalized one-on-one consultations from experienced accountants and business experts. Get answers to your questions on how to: Increase profitability? Manage business cash flows? Pay and file taxes? Hire and retain employees? Protect customer and business data? Use AI tools to do more with less? Start a new business? Prepare business plans?

Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow small business owners. Build relationships, exchange ideas, and expand your business network within the local small business community.

Free Workshops: Sit it on one or multiple workshops that will go over taxes, bookkeeping, and people operations.

Free Resources: Access a wealth of valuable resources from local business organizations that offer assistance to small businesses including the Pacific Gateway Center, City & County of Honolulu Office of Economic Revitalization’s Business and Constituent Educator Team, & the Hawaii Small Business Administration. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in key financial areas.

Register for this event to secure your one-on-one consultation with business professionals who can address your specific business needs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get free advice from business professionals, learn, network, and access valuable resources to propel your small business forward.

Types of Assistance

Bookkeeping 101 – How to track customer payments, how to record and categorize business expenses, and how to keep business records.

Accounting 101 – General accounting concepts, cash vs accrual accounting methods, and profit and loss statements.

General Excise Taxes – How to obtain a GET license and how to prepare and file GET returns.

Income Taxes – How to read and understand your business tax returns, guidance on tax deductions and credits, and how to optimize your tax position.

Cash Management – How to reconcile your business bank account and tips for managing cash flow.

HR & Payroll – How to interview, hire, and pay employees and staying compliant with federal and state employer rules.

IT – How to protect your business and customer data and how to set up computer devices and networks.

Technology – How to use free AI tools like ChatGPT to do some of the administrative work for your small business.

Business Strategy – Business idea development and how to prepare a business plan.

Business Analysis – How to prepare financial projections and budgets, cost reduction strategies, and how to increase profitability.

Workshops

This event will provide three free workshops. Each workshop will start on the hour. You may attend all three.

Tax Workshop – tips for filling your GET returns

Bookkeeping Workshop – free bookkeeping spreadsheet to track your expenses

HR Workshop – when and how to hire your first employee

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*We reserve the right to publish events on an individual basis. All events must be business related, non-sales with a focus on educating and benefiting the business community.