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our purpose

As a resilient people we lean on the ‘ike of our kūpuna as we navigate our way forward.


The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way we look at and engage in business. Are you ready to weather the storm?


The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is launching a new business class for existing businesses that focuses on economic recovery, stability and resilience. Among other topics, the cohort will hone in on identifying and diversifying revenue streams, brand development and effective marketing strategies in a post-coronavirus economy. This is a 6-week workshop series starting late July 2020. All Hawaiʻi-based small businesses are welcome to apply, preference will be given to CNHA members and Native Hawaiian-owned businesses. Graduates of the program may be eligible for a business loan with CNHA.

The registration fee for this class is $100, with a 50% discount if the applicant business is a CNHA member.

Our next cohort starts 

  • late July 2020

Applications are now open!

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