Kū Hana Business Program is a 10-week series of 3-hour courses designed to help Native Hawaiians who want to start a small business. This course introduces students to the theory of entrepreneurship and its practical implementation. It focuses on different stages related to the entrepreneurial process, including: business model innovation; monetization; small business management: as well as strategies that improve performance of new business ventures. The courses are centered around a mixture of theoretical exploration and case studies of real-world examples and guest lectures. Students will develop an understanding of successes, opportunities, and risks of entrepreneurship. They will also develop skills in written business communication and oral presentations that allow them to integrate entrepreneurship concepts and interact with business experts.

Kū Hana Business Program covers a full range of topics, including the ones listed below. Course detail will be provided at Orientation.

Starting A Business | Economics |  Accounting and understanding financial statements | Marketing | Insurance | Small Business Law | Social Media and Website | Budgeting | Access to Capital | Business Plans | Networking

All Kū Hana Program Participants must pay a registration fee of $100. CNHA members will receive 50% off registration fees. Click here to learn more about becoming a CNHA member.

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Classes will run weekly from February 29 – April 25, 2020.  Additional details will be emailed to you once your application is received.

We will only accept 30 students into the cohort.  Fill out the form below to apply.