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Steve Craven commented on Steve Craven's event The Business of Exporting: Managing Regulatory Costs
"Visit globalexportsupport.com for more information and to register. http://globalexportsupport.com"
Nov 3
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The Business of Exporting: Managing Regulatory Costs at Manoa Innovation Center

November 13, 2014 from 9am to 3:45pm
Go to globalexportsupport.com to register.See how compliance policies at home and abroad shape your business activities and impact your business goals Look at specific export regulations with which Hawaii companies must complyLook at regulatory requirements in foreign markets that typically affect Hawaii companies doing business overseasLearn about the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices ActDiscover how to break out the real cost of compliance and manage its impact on your company’s profits Go to…See More
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Sep 24
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The Business of Exporting at Honolulu

October 23, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
Is your company ready to export? Do you have the management capacity? Management for exporting will be explored in the Business of Exporting program, organized by the Hawaii Pacific Export Council and DBEDT. You will assess your company's readiness and develop an export business plan. The firms that draft the best plans will receive a $1,200 exporter development grant. Here's the info you need: …See More
Sep 24
Steve Craven commented on Steve Craven's group Finding Foreign Markets
"Commerce Export Controls Workshop at Foreign Trade ZoneAugust 27, 2013 to August 28, 2013Does your company export high tech products or software to other countries? Are you thinking about doing it? Do you sell software online to non-U.S. customers?…"
Jul 26, 2013
Steve Craven posted an event

Commerce Export Controls Workshop at Foreign Trade Zone

August 27, 2013 to August 28, 2013
Does your company export high tech products or software to other countries? Are you thinking about doing it? Do you sell software online to non-U.S. customers? Then you need to get up-to-date about applying for and using U.S. export licences. Here is your chance to learn about export controls right here in Hawaii. These workshops are normally taught in places like Silicon Valley or Route 123 - and have not been offered in Honolulu for many, many years.  See More
Jul 26, 2013
Steve Craven posted an event

Hawaii Shipping Fairs at 6/14: Oahu - 6/27: Maui - 7/19: Big Island - 7/26: Kauai

June 14, 2013 all day
Ever have trouble shipping anything out of Hawaii - by air or sea? Come to the first Hawaii Shipping Fair and meet some true experts who can help you get your product to its destination as quickly and inexpensively as possible. The Fairs will be on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island and Kauai in June and July.  http://kekepana.com/blog/2013/05/09/shipping-solutions/See More
May 9, 2013
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International Hawaii Pau Hana at Waialae Country Club

March 27, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm
Hawaii's first networking event for companies that want to grow outside Hawaii. Hosted by the foreign marketing experts of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council, this will be a great opportunity to meet and mingle with companies that have gone into foreign markets or are thinking about it. Have a good time and trade some ideas! Hawaii Pacific Export CouncilSee More
Mar 8, 2013
Steve Craven's event was featured

INVEST HAWAII: Entrepreneurs' Day at the State Capitol at Hawaii State Capitol

March 6, 2013 from 10am to 2pm
A vital chance to make your innovative company and products known to our state legislators. And to lobby about bills in which you have an interest, including the $20 million Hawaii Growth Initiative to support an innovation ecosystem and entrepreneurial growth. Free table top exhibits for creative companies. Contact mhiraoka@dbedt.hawaii.gov by February 22.See More
Feb 8, 2013
Steve Craven posted events
Feb 8, 2013
Steve Craven commented on Steve Craven's group Finding Foreign Markets
"HPEC is happy to announce that we've received a grant from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to conduct a training fair on shipping logistics. Stay tuned for further details."
Jan 29, 2013
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Finding Foreign Markets

Most of you have good products, but how do you go about finding overseas customers? The Hawaii Pacific Export Council is a non-profit, all-volunteer group that can help you get into foreign markets. Ask your questions about foreign sales and we'll try to help you get started on the answers.
Dec 20, 2012
Steve Craven and Richard OBryan are now friends
Dec 20, 2012
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HiSTEP Into Exporting

See what help your company can get to sell in foreign markets! HiSTEPSee More
Nov 19, 2012
Roger Lay joined Steve Craven's group
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Finding Foreign Markets

Most of you have good products, but how do you go about finding overseas customers? The Hawaii Pacific Export Council is a non-profit, all-volunteer group that can help you get into foreign markets. Ask your questions about foreign sales and we'll try to help you get started on the answers.
Sep 3, 2012

Profile Information

Occupation:
Blogger / Vlogger / New Media Writer, Consultant
Company:
Hawaii Pacific Export Council
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Doing international business.
About Me:
I ran my own consulting firm from 2004 until 2013. Before that I was a U.S. commercial diplomat working in Taiwan, Singapore, Germany, Slovakia and Austria. I led trade missions to or conducted negotiations in China, Latin America, Vietnam, Indonesia and most of Europe. I have managed U.S. pavilions in the world's major tech trade fairs.
Website:
http://kekepana.com
Twitter Username
OldPaddler

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HiSTEP Into Exporting

See what help your company can get to sell in foreign markets! HiSTEP

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 9:38am

Export Plans For Hawaii Companies

Before the holidays I posted about the great export development plans that MBA students at Hawaii Pacific University had done for small Hawaii companies during the fall 2011 semester. It’s time to get your company into the program for the spring 2012 semester! More than 50 Hawaii companies have used this program over the past four years and have achieved some magnificent results in penetrating new foreign…

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Posted on January 12, 2012 at 9:23am

Doing Business In Indonesia

Did you realize that the Jakarta metropolitan area is the world’s 4th largest, sporting more than 22 million people? Or that Indonesia is the world’s 18th largest economy? Indonesia’s economy has also stayed robust during the last few years of economic weakness, and some 60 million people are positioned to enter the ranks of the middle class in the next decade. Yet the country is only the #32 destination for U.S. exports, signaling that there may be room for improvement.

These were…

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Posted on October 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Doing Business In Vietnam

I’ll never forget my first impression of Hanoi: “This is like Taiwan, but thirty years earlier!” So much has changed since then – and so much has stayed the same. You see, my first visit to Hanoi was in 1995 after President Clinton ended the U.S. trade embargo. I found a Vietnam that had moved on from our war, that revered the quality of American products, and that wanted American investment – but only wanted one of everything. Most of that still holds true.

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Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:21am

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