Our Services

We provide technical assistance and access to capital, contracts, and new market opportunities.

Business Analysis

  • Organizational Assessment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Process Improvement

An Organizational Assessment analyzes the finances, operations and structure of your business to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This Assessment sets the framework for identifying the type of assistance your business may require.

A Business Plan is an essential tool to set, monitor and accomplish strategic goals and objectives, whether your business is a start-up or has existed for generations. A Business Plan is also frequently a requirement for financing or Small Business certifications.

Identify, analyze and initiate Process Improvement within your organization to develop efficiencies and effectiveness. Process Improvement may examine: lean and green principles, supply chain management, information technology and systems, staffing, Organizational structure, policies and procedures.

Market Access

  • Procurement Guidance
  • Business Certifications: 8(a), HUBZone
  • Market Research and Planning

Through our Procurement expertise and network, seek Federal, State, City and Commercial business opportunities; form partnerships and mentorships that will accelerate your business’s development.

Small Business Certifications increase your market access and competitive advantage. Certify or Register with:

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

Utilize our Market Research and Planning to identify and target new business opportunities with the Government and private sector. Learn to effectively advertise, promote and network your business.

Capital Access

  • Financial, credit and risk analysis
  • SBA and conventional loan preparation
  • General financial counseling

Utilize financial, credit and risk analysis tools to understand your business’s attractiveness to lenders and overall financial health. Generate Cash Flow and Breakeven Analyses, Financial and Feasibility Plans.

We’ll help you prepare for SBA and conventional loans by guiding you through the process and performing a final review of financial and application documents. We are also an SBA-approved Technical Assistance Service Provider for the SBA Community Express Loan Program.

We also provide general financial counseling to help you determine the best possible way to access and manage the capital you need. We provide referrals to accountants, attorneys, financial planners, bonding and insurance agencies and other financial professionals.


Due to the impact of COVID-19, HI MBDA fees have been waived for 2022

The Hawaiʻi MBDA Business Center provides an initial free consultation to qualified minority persons or business enterprises.

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]