Windward CC forms New Partnership with Oahu Small Business Development Center

Windward Community College
Bonnie J Beatson, (808) 235-7374
Mktg & Public Rel Dir, Chancellor's Office
Michael Moser, 808-235-7361
Director, Career & Community Education, Career & Community Education
Posted: May 24, 2016

Windward Community College’s Office of Career & Community Education announces a new partnership with Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (Hawai‘i SBDC). Under the agreement, business consultants from Hawai‘i SBDC will meet on campus with WCC student entrepreneurs and community members to provide free advice and consultation on a wide range of business topics: starting a business, strategy formation, pursuing financing, marketing and sales, creating a financial management system, and improving company performance, and more.

“Our office recognizes the contributions of our Ko‘olaupoko business community and has recently established a business and leadership program to offer support and training. This valued partnership with Hawai‘i SBDC significantly enhances our ability to better serve our community,” said Michael Moser, director of Windward Community College’s Office of Career and Community Education.

“This agreement extends our reach to the Windward side of Oahu, bringing our services to WCC students and Windward residents who are planning to start businesses, or to owners and senior managers of existing businesses. This is the first element of a plan to further leverage our resources for the achievement of common goals,” said Joseph Burns, director of Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center–Oahu.

The Hawai‘i SBDC is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement No. SBAHQ-16-B-0048 with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information, contact Ken Rasti, Workforce Development Coordinator, Business and Leadership Training at Windward Community College–Career & Community Education at 808-235-7365 or 808-366-7274, or visit

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