Skip to Main Content

Webinar & Trainings

Webinars & Trainings


Digital Literacy Training Program

The State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council has partnered with Northstar Digital Literacy to offer free online learning to help you learn and practice computer skills. 

Click Here for More Information

Click Here to Sign Up

March 2022


HTDC Innovate Local SEO & Google My Business Webinar

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 11am-12:30pm

Did you know that 50% of mobile phone users are likely to visit a store on the same day they conducted their Google search and that 18% of local mobile searches lead to sales on the same day? Learn from Neal Kido, Founder of AkamaiSEO why it is so important to claim your Google Business profile and best practices to improve your Local Search SEO. 

For more information and to register, click the button below.

Register Here


Hawaiian Values Training - Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association

Friday, March 18, 2022 from 10am-11am via Zoom

As our visitor industry welcomes kamaʻāina and visitors back, NaHHA is offering our visitor industry workforce training sessions virtually. Led by Hiʻilani Shibata, Hoʻokipa: Hawaiʻi Style will cover the values of aloha, hoʻokipa and kuleana to foster a sense of belonging, encourage personal initiative, and build a collective knowledge of the history of place.

Click Here to Register


HTDC Innovate Hawaii - Content Marketing

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 11am-12pm

Content marketing attracts and acquires a clearly defined audience. In this webinar, you will learn about the basics of content marketing, including understanding its importance and your approach to it, how to create valuable, relevant and consistent content, and understanding where to publish it.

For more information and to register for this free event, click the button below. 

Click Here to Register


HTDC Innovate Hawaii - Sell Through Makuake: Internationalization to Japan

Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 3:30-4:30pm

Interested to gain social proof from Japanese consumers before making the huge leap permanently into Japan? Consider leveraging the Makuake platform! Similar to US-based Indiegogo, Makuake is a platform in Japan that enables manufactures and makers to gain exposure among supporters and fundraise for a set of product offerings before embarking on actual production. There is a wide variety of categories ranging from food, beauty, body products, art and even music.

Click Here to Register




February 2022


HTDC Branding Webinar

Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 9am-10am

Do you know what makes your brand stand out from the crowd?
Join HTDC Innovate Hawaii on Thursday, February 10 to learn how to create a brand identity that differentiates your products and services and reflects your company's personality and values!

Click Here to Register


January 2022

E-Commerce: Google Shopping

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:00AM - 10:00 AM

Brought to you by INNOVATE Hawaii (HTDC), this series of webinars and workshops is designed to help Hawaii’s businesses get started with their online business or enhance their e-commerce and digital marketing initiatives.

If you're looking for a way to expand your reach with digital ads for your e-commerce business at a reasonable cost, Google Shopping is for you! Learn how to get started with smart shopping campaigns, set up a feed management system, and take advantage of both free and paid placements through your merchant center.

Click Here to Register

December 2021

E-Commerce for Hawaiʻi Exporters to Japan

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM HST  /  Friday, January 7, 2022, 10:00-11:00AM JST 

Due to lingering travel quarantines and fewer visitors to the islands from Japan, E-Commerce is more important than ever for Hawaii’s exporters. The focus of this webinar will be online shopping in Japan and how to pre-position products in the market for sales and rapid order fulfillment on Amazon Japan, Rakuten, or via your own website. 

Click Here to Register


November 2021

Federal Business Opportunities For Veterans

Monday, November 1 from 9am-10am

Are you a veteran owned small business or a service disabled veteran owned small business? If so, federal contracting might be an opportunity for you!

Come join the VBOC of the Pacific and the Hawaii Minority Business Development Agency Business Center for this kick off event to the National Veterans Small Business Week to find out if federal contracting is right for you!

Click Here to Register


E-Commerce: Data Privacy and Practices

Wednesday, November 3 from 10am to 11:30 am

Have you heard of the CCPA, GDPR, cookie policy, or privacy policy? As business owners engaging in e-commerce and digital marketing, you are collecting an immense amount of personal identifiable information about your customers. Join this upcoming webinar by Ryan Hew, managing partner at Hew and Bordenave to learn the best practices around data and privacy management as well as how you can protect yourself as a business owner by adhering to global and regional privacy laws.

Click Here to Register


Quickbooks Online Webinar: How to Get Your Business Financials in Order

Thursday, November 4

  • Session 1 (9am-10:30am HST) Getting Started with Quickbooks
  • Session 2 (1:30pm-3:00pm HST) Getting More out of Quickbooks

The pandemic made many businesses realize the importance of having an accounting system for their business especially when applying for COVID funds: one that they could manage and understand.

We will be hosting two QB Online sessions: Session 1 for new and less-experienced users and Session 2 for more experienced users.

Click Here to Register


Marketing Fundamentals for Small Businesses

Friday, November 5 from 12pm-1:30pm HST

The Customer lifecycle is an aspect of marketing we care deeply about. It determines how well your brand will be received by new audiences and those to come.

In this workshop you’ll learn about:

  • The Marketing Funnel
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Conversion Optimization &
  • Customer Retention.

Click Here to Register


Small Business Roundtable: Retirement Security in Hawaii

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m

Join the Hawai‘i Retirement Savings Task Force for a virtual small business roundtable on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (HST). During the roundtable, we’ll examine potential policy solutions to promote retirement security in Hawaii.

This conversation will feature the Hawai‘i Retirement Savings Task Force. Established by the Hawai’i State Legislature in 2021, the Retirement Savings Task Force is focused on gaining a better understanding of the retirement savings crisis and evaluating realistic solutions for businesses and their employees. In December, the Task Force will provide a set of recommendations on specific policy proposals for the Hawai‘i legislature to consider in the 2022 legislative session.


Click Here to Register


October 2021

Simple Steps of Taking Care of Business - Estate Planning

Thursday, October 7 from 8-9am 

Estate planning, like retirement planning, is critical to business owners to ensure the success of their hard work lives on far past that of their business. It’s more than just taxes. It’s about how you want your business, your legacy, and your wealth to continue to benefit those you care about most.

Click Here to Register


E-Commerce: Tactics for the Holiday Season Webinar

Wednesday, October 13 (Part 1) and Thursday, October 14 (Part 2) from 10am-11am 

Sales forecasts have shown that e-commerce holiday sales are likely to grow between 11%-15% and more importantly, people will be starting holiday shopping earlier! So, if you have not started planning for your holiday e-commerce sales yet, be sure to join HTDC Innovate Hawaii’s upcoming 2-part session to help you with your online strategies for the upcoming holiday season!

Click Here to Register


September 2021


Navigating Hawaii's Clean Energy Future - Hawaii Economic Association

Thursday, September 2 from 12-1pm and $10 for non-members of HEA

Act 122 (2019) restructured the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO), making it the State's primary government entity for supporting the State's clean energy initiative. Since then, HSEO has been focusing on building a secure and equitable clean energy future, including prioritizing energy assurance and resiliency, renewable energy deployment, energy efficiency, clean transportation, stakeholder and community outreach and engagement, and data analysis. Hear from Kirsten Turner, Deputy Energy Officer at HSEO.

Click Here to Register


Shopify: Organic Marketing 101 - Innovate Hawaii/HTDC

Thursday, September 23 from 11am-12pm

Trying to reach new customers can be expensive. But there is one thing you can do that won't cost you a cent: Organic Marketing. Explore the pillars of organic marketing and learn how to turn followers into buyers. 

Click Here to Register


Standards and Complying with Foreign Regulations - SBA's Office of International Trade

Tuesday, September 28 from 8am-9am

This 45-minute session will provide an overview of the fundamentals of complying with regulations, the role of international standards, and where to find additional support and resources, when selling internationally.  We will be joined by experts from the International Trade Administration’s Office of Standards and Intellectual Property.

Click Here to Register


August 2021


The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans. 

NOTE: The majority of the information in each webinar will be the same. Please also note these events are closed to press.


Introduction to Shopify - HTDC and Innovate Hawaii

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 11am-12pm 

Learn about Shopify, how selling works online and how Shopify can help you grow your business.

Click Here to Register


HEA Webinar - Hawaii's Changing Workplace: From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Thursday, August 5, 2021 from 12-1:15pm - $10

Featuring Wayne Liou, PhD - State Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism; Nicole Lim, Hawaii Budget & Policy Center; and moderated by Kenna StormoGipson, Hawaii Budet & Policy Center

Click Here for More Info & To Register


Hiring & Retaining Workers in a Tight Labor Market - ProService Hawaii

Wednesday, August 11 from 2-3pm

Hiring and retaining workers has never been more challenging. What can you do to attract the talent you need? Or re-energize existing employees to build your strongest team ever?

Click Here to Register


Shipping 101 - HTDC and Innovate Hawaii

Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 11am-12pm

Learn to create a shipping strategy, set up packaging, tracking, insurance, shipping costs and much more!

Click Here to Register


Transitioning Maui to Renewable Energy - A Virtual Talk Story with John Mauri, Director of Generation, Hawaiian Electric

Thursday, August 12 from 5:30-7pm

Akaku Maui Channel 54 or Hawaiian Electric Facebook page

Join us in this conversation about how Maui is powered today and what future power generation will look like to meet the energy needs of our residents, businesses, and communities. 


The Economics of Surfing - Free HEA Webinar Pau Hana

Tuesday, August 17 from 4-5pm

While estimates vary widely for how big the surfing market is, there is no debating either Hawaii’s importance to the industry or its importance to Hawaii. Join us for a free pau hana talk-story event featuring three perspectives on the impact that surfing has on Hawaii now and how it may evolve.

Click Here to Register


Getting Started with Shopify Marketing - HTDC and Innovate Hawaii

Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 11am-12pm

Learn how to streamline the process of running successful ad campaigns with Shopify Marketing.

Click Here to Register


Building Your Business with Conversational Commerce - HTDC and Innovate Hawaii

Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 11am-12pm

Find out what a powerful tool chat and messaging can be for your business and how to get started.

Click Here to Register


Organic Marketing 101 - HTDC and Innovate Hawaii

Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 11am-12pm

Explore the pillars of organic marketing and learn how to turn followers into buyers without costing you a cent.

Click Here to Register



July 2021

National Restaurant Association - Employer Retention Tax Credit

July 22, 2021 from 2-3pm EST

Key takeaways include: how to identify if your restaurant is eligible for Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC); what to expect from the application process; how to maximize your tax credits & incentives.

Click Here to Register


PPP Forgiveness Application - Best Practices

Wednesday, July 21 from 9-10:30am - Facilitated by Hawaii SBDC, Maui Center, Live Zoom Webinar

The one-hour session will review the PPP loan forgiveness application process and highlight key points in calculating and documenting eligible non-payroll costs.

Click Here to Register


EIDL Assistance Webinar

Wednesday, July 29 from 9-10:30am

In partnership with the Small Business Administration, join us as we take a deep dive into the EIDL program. This webinar will discuss the loan terms and conditions and examine the different ways these funds can and should be utilized.

Click Here to Register


Google Analytics Webinar

Wednesday, July 28th from 12-1pm - $10

During this webinar, you will learn: the key features of Google Analytics; how to optimize your account; practical ways to resolve spokes in traffic; and how to implement Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager and report using Google Data Studio.

Click Here to Register


The Blurry Haze of Marijuana and other Drugs in the Workplace -Vantaggio HR

Wednesday, July 28th - 3:00pm PST

Join us for a timely and informative session that will review the current marijuana laws across the U.S., discuss the legal and practical implications of marijuana-related policies and testing programs, and dabble (pun intended!) with the challenges of harder-core substances that show up in the workplace.

This session will provide lots of information but is intended to be thought-provoking and interactive, as we brainstorm together from a practical HR perspective on how to manage in this challenging and evolving landscape.

Click Here to Register


Kaiser Permanente - COVID-19 Webinar: Vaccine updates, increasing vaccination rates, and common vaccine questions

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 1 – 2:00 p.m.

If you have questions and concerns about the coronavirus, you’re not alone. Join us for a webinar series that will give you tools and information for navigating the next normal of COVID-19.

We will discuss the newest information on clinical trials and FDA approvals, efforts to build vaccine confidence and increase vaccination rates, and vaccine questions that have been circulating recently.

Click Here to Register


Regenerative Agriculture Event

Thursday, July 29 from 5:30-7pm - Online via Zoom Webinar $10

Keynote speaker Wayne Wade, President of SumaGrow and panel discussion on how and where regenerative agriculture is currently being implemented in Hawaii. 

Click Here for More Information


The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans. 

NOTE: The majority of the information in each webinar will be the same. Please also note these events are closed to press.