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Enterprising Women's Business Center

Participate in free programs & services!

MBDA Business Center funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s
Minority Business Development Agency

The MBDA Enterprising Women's Business Center provides diverse and dynamic women entrepreneurs with resources, training, counseling and events aimed at facilitating access to contracts and funding for medium-sized businesses.



 Empowering Women in Business 

According to the State of Hawai‘i Data Book 2019, Hawai‘i women-owned businesses generated over $7 billion a year. 47% of women-owned businesses nationally are women of color. Women entrepreneurs are cornerstones of economic growth in their communities.

Moreover, according to the 2019 American Express “State of Women-Owned Businesses” report, 6.4 million minority-owned women businesses employed nearly 2.4 million people and generated $422.5 billion in revenue. Women re-invest approximately 90% of their earnings into their families and communities.

“The principle of this initiative closely aligns with our mission at YWCA O‘ahu of eliminating racism and empowering women. As we partner with the Minority Business Development Agency, we can bring rich offerings to our Hawai'i community,” said Noriko Namiki, YWCA O‘ahu CEO.

Business Analysis

We help you figure out how to grow your business. 

Counseling & workshops:  

  • Access to Capital - Financial Readiness to grow your business

  • Process improvements/ways to increase your sales, marketing ecommerce, cybersecurity & etc.

  • Master Your Business Webinar Series on topics of importance to established businesses 

Market Access

We help you ensure you have find corporate and government contracting opportunities.



  • Financial Accelerator, to gain confidence in your financials and lay the foundation for your growth.

  • Marketing Bootcamps - 5-week training sessions focused on a variety of marketing disciplines.  

Access to Capital

We help you consider ways to get additional funds to expand. 

Counseling & workshops:

  • Understand your business financial health to prep for financing or contracts. 

  • Understand accounting and bookkeeping systems. Get up to speed to be strategic and competitive.   

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Get Started

To inquire about or participate in our FREE programs and services, including business and financial counseling, please click here to fill out the Intake Form.


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