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Good ideas are all around us, but not every idea is a great business opportunity. Before going all-in on your idea, do some research. Figure out who will want to buy what you’re offering and see what other similar options are out there and you will be on your way to building a successful small business Oʻahu.

Below are some resources to help make informed decisions for your small business:


While preparing your startup, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering. Use the searchable Resource Finder to find programs that provide market research assistance. Local libraries are a great place to start. 


Many organizations have free and low-cost classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs. Be sure to explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.


The Small Business Development Center and Small Business Technology Development Center offer no charge one-on-one business appointments to the public. To find a center, use the searchable Resource Finder.


The City provides in-person assistance with our team of Resource Connectors for free help getting you to the right resources. Make an appointment with one of our team members for personalized assistance with building a successful small business Oʻahu.


Use the Resource finder and select BUSINESS PLANNING to find organizations that specialize in providing free and low-cost information for startups