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Is your small business being affected by a burdensome rule or regulation?
Learn about the specific steps you can take to weigh in on a specific administrative rule if you believe it will impact your small business.

Business support

Small Business Bill of Rights
In September 2007, the SBRRB publicized Hawaii’s “Small Business Bill of Rights.” These 16 existing rights are taken from Hawaii Revised Statutes, and core principles & legal expectations.

State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
DBEDT offers a wide variety of business support programs to help companies grow and be successful. In particular, see the Business Development Support Division.

State of Hawaii Office of the Ombudsman
The Hawaii State Ombudsman independently and impartially investigates complaints against state and county agencies and employees.

U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA was created through the Small Business Act of 1953. It has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Hawaii Small Business Development Center (HISBDC)
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center established in 1990, provides professional business advice, research and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, innovation, productivity and management improvement.

Lieutenant Governor Administrative Rules
See final Hawaii Administrative Rules on Lt. Governor’s website *rules available to view 10 days after they are signed