Small Business Resources
The following are the key entities that serve as a resource for small businesses contracting with the DoD.
U.S. Small Business Administration - Hawaii District Office (SBA)
|The SBA aids and informs small businesses by providing various services, including small business loans, free counseling to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business veterans, international trade assistance, free counseling to veterans who want to start their own business, and other financial assistance services
500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 1-306
Phone: (808) 541-2990
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii/ Military Affairs Council (MAC)
|The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as The Voice of Business in Hawaii℠. In 1985, the Chamber established The Military Affairs Council (MAC) department, which is comprised of business leaders and retired U.S. flag and general officers to advocate and liaison with the military commands and oversee the military’s economic impact.
733 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Phone: (808) 545-4300
Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
|The Hawaii SBDC offers a wide variety of expert services to business owners, including financial performance review and analysis, business planning and strategy, capital formation and funding, market positioning, growth strategies, acquisitions, ownership transition and commercialization of new strategies.
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
|HTDC is a state agency responsible for accelerating the growth of Hawaii’s technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure, providing incubation facilities, and developing talent to foster innovation. In addition, HTDC provides grants, educational and networking programs, statewide mentoring and technology workforce development. HTDC is attached to the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT).
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100
Phone: (808) 539-3806
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT)
|DBEDT is a state agency responsible for economic diversification and development of Hawaii, and serves as a resource center for economic and statistical data, business development opportunities, energy and conservation information, and foreign trade advantages. The divisions that fall under DBEDT include Business Development & Support, Creative Industries, Strategic Industries, Foreign-Trade Zone, Research & Economic Analysis, and the Office of Aerospace Development. There are an additional 11 state agencies attached to DBEDT for administrative purposes.
250 S. Hotel Street
Phone: (808) 586-2355
Veterans' Business outreach Center of the Pacific (VBOC)
|The Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific is a program of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The VBOC of the Pacific is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
Address:2800 Woodlawn Dr – Suite 146
Honolulu, HI 96822Phone: (808) 988-1236
Hawaii Procurement Technical Assistance Center (HiPTAC)
|Procurement Technical Assistance Centers were established across the nation to reach out to local businesses and assist them with obtaining government contracts and subcontracts. The goals of the Hawaii PTAC are to assist small businesses with securing government contracts and sub-contacts, maximize partnerships between eligible small businesses with prime contractors or big businesses, and help drive the local economy by increasing government contracts awarded to Hawaii companies.
Hawaii PTAC provides a wide range of assistance to businesses through both specialized professional training and technical assistance, free of charge.
711 Kapiolani Blvd.
Phone: (808) 596-8990
Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
|The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC) strives to encourage and promote the interest of Native Hawaiians engaged in business and professions. NHCC members participate in a variety of economic, social and public affairs. The member organization holds quarterly networking events and monthly lecture luncheons, as well as will be a part of a member directory and dedicated business page on the NHCC’s website.
P.O. Box 597
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
|With a world-class measurement and testing laboratory encompassing a wide range of areas of computer science, mathematics, statistics, and systems engineering, NIST’s cybersecurity program supports its overall mission to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and related technology through research and development in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
The need for cybersecurity standards and best practices that address interoperability, usability and privacy continues to be critical for the nation. NIST’s cybersecurity programs seek to enable greater development and application of practical, innovative security technologies and methodologies that enhance the country’s ability to address current and future computer and information security challenges.
100 Bureau Drive
Phone: (301) 975-2000
U.S. Air Force Small Business
If you are a small business and have the products or services the Air Force needs for mission success, we may have a great business opportunity for you. Our small business specialists around the country are working daily with their customers to create strategies that support our Airmen. Use the “LOCATE A SMALL BUSINESS SPECIALIST” to find the current POC for PACAF – Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Small Business Program
As the nation’s combat logistics support agency, the DLA manages the global supply chain – from raw materials to end user to disposition – for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, 11 combatant commands, other federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. Use the link to connect with the appropriate DLA small business POC.
Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is responsible for all aspects of the MDA Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization Programs. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact the MDA OSBP by emailing Outreach@mda.mil.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Small Business Programs
Honolulu District fully supports the government policy of placing a fair proportion of the Corps contracts for supplies, design engineering, construction and support services with qualified Small, Small Disadvantaged, Women-Owned, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned business. In addition, such concerns are to be afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in qualifying contracts awarded to large businesses.
Fort Shafter, HI 96858-5440 map
Phone: (808) 835-4020
Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs
The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) prides itself on providing the highest quality of resources and information to small businesses. The DON OSBP website provides the ability to search for small business points of contact at various Hawaii based commands, to include NAVSEA, NAFSUP, NAVFAC, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.