Free Small Business Help Available May 2 and 16

May 1, 2013, 11:32 AM HST
* Updated May 2, 3:57 PM
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If you need assistance registering your small business or obtaining a general excise tax license, representatives from the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs will be in Hilo tomorrow as part of their twice-monthly Business Action Center outreach.

Staff from the Business Action Center, which is part of the business registration division of DCCA, normally comes to Hilo on the first and third Thursdays of every month to offer assistance to the public at the Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The Business Action Center is a “one-stop-shop” which provides Hawaii’s entrepreneurs with assistance to obtain their general excise license, business registration forms, and information on licensing requirements for state, county, federal.

No appointment is required. The free business registration assistance is available on a walk-in basis from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the SBDC office, 100 Pauahi Street, Suite 109, Hilo, in the American Savings Bank Building.

BAC representatives are available to answer questions about registering trademarks and trade names, as well as different types of businesses, be it a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, or partnership.


They also provide assistance if you need to register as an employer with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Receive and offer comprehensive information on licenses, permits, and registration requirements for state, county, and federal governments.


For more information call (808) 933-0773 or go to

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