Business Resources

If you are in business or thinking about starting a business, let the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce assist you when searching for business information. Questions such as “How do I…,” “Where do I go to…,” or “Who can help me with…,” can all be answered from the following resource links. The Chamber is here to assist you with all your business questions.


Internal Revenue Service
Complete IRS resources.

National Do Not Call Register

National Small Business Council
National Small Business Council, Inc. (NSBC), is a non-profit membership organization chartered to promote small business utilization in America by the federal government.

The Library of Congress

U.S. Business Adviser
The official resource to help businesses quickly find compliance, forms and contacts from the government.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Find information on agriculture, education & outreach, food recalls, research & science, laws & regulations and more.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
Find links to commerce bureaus including census, economic analysis, economic development, patent & trademark office, international trade administration.

U.S. Dept. of Labor
View information on wages, statistics, CPI, unemployment rates, jobs, agencies and more.

U.S. Small Business Administration
A wealth of information about starting and financing your own small business.
U.S. Government Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services and information.

State of Hawai‘i

Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau
Hawai‘i Island visitor and travel information.

Hawai‘i Business Research Library
The Hawai‘i Business Research Library delivers vital information statewide to the desktops of small businesses

Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center
The Hawai‘i SBDC Network provides you with the resources you need for starting a new business or expanding an existing one.

Hawai‘i State Public Libraries

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) was established in 1998 through Act 156 as the lead agency and advocate for Hawaii’s tourism industry, responsible for creating a vision and overseeing tourism from a statewide perspective.

Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau
Hawai‘i's official tourism site.

HI Small Business Innovation Research Assistance
Small businesses may compete for federal dollars through the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), or its sister program, the Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR).

State of Hawai‘i - Online Services
A convenient one-stop for all portal online services.

University of Hawai‘i System
Welcome to UH, Hawai‘i‘s public system of higher education.

County of Hawai‘i

County of Hawaii
Official local government site including civic and administrative information.

Department of Public Works
Report street light problems, stealing and vandalizing, and faded traffic markings.

Hawaii County Real Property Tax Office
This site was designed to provide quick and easy access to real property tax assessment records and maps for properties located in the County of Hawai'i and related general information about real property tax procedures.

Other Chambers of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii is an organization representing the interest of all Hawaii’s business community.

Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce
Located in Hilo, on Hawaii's Big Island.

United States Chamber of Commerce
The world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.

Other Business Resources

How to Start a Business in Hawaii County