DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: COMPLIMENTARY E-COMMERCE AND DIGITAL MARKETING SUPPORT FOR HAWAI‘I BUSINESSES

Posted on Nov 12, 2020 in Latest News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – Hawai‘i’s businesses are invited to apply for e-commerce and digital marketing support offered under technical assistance for businesses funded by the Hawai‘i Business Pivot Grant program. The program matches companies with specialized consultants who help improve the company’s digital presence and expand their market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the time of application, companies applying for assistance must be registered with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). If successful, the company will be matched with a partner vendor who will provide 3 hours of complimentary consulting to answer questions or assist with e-commerce and digital marketing. This application process is separate from the application for the Pivot Grant.

The Hawai‘i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) will be accepting applications on a first-come-first-serve basis and opportunities are limited so businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

This program is administered by HTDC in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i and the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT).

In addition to consulting opportunities, HTDC also has a series of webinars and workshops to guide businesses through the fundamentals and best practices of e-commerce and digital marketing. Anyone is welcome to register and attend.

For more information and to apply, visit HTDC’s website at https://www.htdc.org/pivot-grant-ecommerce. Contact [email protected] for additional assistance.

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About Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
HTDC is a state agency, attached to the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). HTDC’s mission is to facilitate the development and growth of Hawai‘i’s high technology industry. HTDC is providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawai‘i’s economy. HTDC’s 80/80 Initiative is to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs that will provide high paying jobs for Hawai‘i residents. For more information, visit www.HTDC.org.

About Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. A recipient of the national ACCE Chamber of the Year Award in 2018, the Chamber’s 4Hawaii efforts serves its 2,000+ member organizations and the business community under the pillars of Economy, Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship. The Chamber advocates on behalf of business; supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities, working to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Hawaii. Visit www.cochawaii.org.

About the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)

DBEDT is Hawai‘i’s resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. DBEDT’s mission is to achieve a Hawai‘i economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawai‘i’s citizens. Through its attached agencies, the department fosters planned community development, creates affordable workforce housing units in high-quality living environments, and promotes innovation sector job growth.

Media Contact:

Ellen Ng

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

(808) 539-3839

[email protected]

htdc.org

 

Katie Arita-Chang
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
(808) 380-2610
[email protected]

cochawaii.org