The Maui Economic Development Board recently held a webinar covering the 3508 EZ PPP Forgiveness application. This webinar walks you through the application and addresses commonly asked questions from Hawaii PPP recipients. The slide deck for the webinar can be found here.
Pacific Community Ventures offers free and confidential mentoring services to small business owners by matching organizations with pro-bono business coaches and mentors. Companies that have worked with these mentors have increased their annual revenue by an average of 20%.
Grants.gov is the portal through which organizations apply for federal funding opportunities. A majority of federal funding opportunities are posted on grants.gov; thus, it is imperative that grant seekers maintain an up-to-date understanding of this portal. Grants.gov’s community blog provides tips for writing grant proposals and common eligibility and policy definitions referenced in the grants.gov website.
Food-A-Go-Go Farms helps consumers find local produce and producers. The platform includes local farmers, CSA providers, and local producers in two categories: Local Inside® for value-added products made with locally grown, caught or raised ingredients and Aloha Inside® for any food product made locally in Hawai‘i.
The Agriculture Leadership Foundation of Hawaii is collecting information on farms that are offering products through online ordering, delivery service, and direct pick-up. This operating information will be shared with the public.
Helen Tien and her class from the UH Hilo College of Business and Economics is offering free 1-hour sessions to local businesses to assist them with marketing. Available assistance includes help with moving your business online, analyzing marketing effectiveness, providing customer service, and more.
Nonprofitready.org is a free online learning library with articles and lessons on a multitude of different topics ranging from grant seeking to digital marketing. This resource is open to anyone, not just nonprofits, and provides short training modules on how to find, write, and acquire grants.
Online Business Development Services will develop a Shopify website for your organization within 1-2 days for $100 ($150 for a website and Facebook page) so customers can order online, pay in advance, and pick up directly. They can also create social media pages on Instagram or Google My Business. They are willing to accept products as payment if needed. Shopify is an e-commerce platform that costs $29/month.