About Chris Rachal

Chris Rachal

Program Director
[email protected]

Chris Rachal is the Hawaii MBDA Business Center Director and specializes in Business Analysis, Market Access, Capital Access and International Export in South East Asia.


Business Analysis

Skilled in assessing and identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to a business and building on the strengths creating a system to minimize weaknesses, capitalizing on opportunities and eliminating threats.

Business Plan and Marketing Plan Development – Assistance in Business and Marketing plan development, assessment, and creation.


Market Access

Assistance with securing federal, state, city and commercial business opportunities as well as the forming of partnerships and mentorships that will accelerate your business’s development through MBCH’s procurement expertise and network.

Assistance with applying for Small Business Certifications to increase market access and competitive advantage through Certification or Registration with:

  • SBA 8(a) Business Development
  • SBA Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • VA Veterans First Verification Program
  • DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • SBA Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS, previously Pro-Net)

Facilitation of Market access internationally through well-developed networks.

Education for how to effectively advertise, promote and network your business.


Capital Access

SBA and conventional loan preparation

General financial counseling

Angel investing


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The Hawaiʻi MBDA Business Center is part of a network of Centers fostering the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. The Center is partnered with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Shidler College of Business, under the management of the Pacific Business Center Program. The Center is Federally funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Hawaiʻi MBDA Business Center

University of Hawaiʻi, Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way, A414b
Honolulu, HI 96822

Telephone: 808.956.0850
Fax: 808.956.0851

E-mail: [email protected]