Your small business is your big dream. First Hawaiian Bank can help you make it come true.
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Bank anytime, anywhere with our online money management solutions.
Get perks that reward you for your business deposits and more.
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Have a great idea but aren’t sure how to get started?
Here are some steps you can take.
Start with a business plan
To get where you want to go, you need to plan how to get there. Get an idea of how you’d like to structure and run your business—and how you’d like it to grow. There are many online templates to get you started. You can begin with some advice from the Small Business Administration
Choose a name
For creative types, this is the fun part. Choose a name for your business that’s ideally clear, catchy and unique. Once you’ve settled on a name, go to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and get started online.
Pick a legal structure
The way you set up your business will have a big impact on your operations, your growth, and your legal liability in case something goes wrong. It’s a big decision, but there are many resources out there to help you move in the right direction.
Decide on a workspace
Where you’re working can make a big difference. Location, size, and cost will all have a big impact on your bottom line. Whether it's working from home or leasing commercial space, you have a lot of options. Try to stay flexible and lean if you’re just starting out.
Set up payment processing
Most customers use credit and debit cards rather than checks or cash—and, now more than ever before, contactless cards and digital wallets on mobile devices. You might want to consider how to make it as easy as possible for your customers to make purchases and how quick you can receive deposits to manage your cash flow.
Grow with your business
From small businesses to multi-national corporations, we have you covered.
Enjoy more rewards and more choices from your business spending.
Make it Easier
Run your business smoothly with cutting-edge tools and tracking options.
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Worried about fraud?
Here’s how we can work together to keep you safe.
Phishing emails and text messages may look like they're from First Hawaiian Bank. If you receive a suspicious message, do not respond—and definitely do not reveal any information. Simply call the number on our website or on the back of your credit card and speak directly to us.
Keep important documents safe
If you have lost a check or credit card, please contact us immediately. Always be sure to store checks and credit cards in a secure place and use a shredder when it's time to dispose of them.
Reach out to us
We’re always here to make sure your finances are safe. If you have any concerns, please reach out to us: Oahu: 844-4444, The Neighbor Islands, Mainland U.S., Guam, and CNMI: 1-888-844-4444. Our team will work to make sure your business stays secure.
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