Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the SBA postponed National Small Business Week until further notice due to the Coronavirus. They are focused on vital financial relief programs to support the very businesses this week is traditionally dedicated to celebrating: SBA Coronavirus Relief Options.

In Hawai`i, small businesses are the foundation of our community and our economy. They have provided more than half of our private sector jobs, serving as an important source of innovation and creating 21st century jobs and solutions. Hawai`i’s small businesses are as varied and diverse as our communities and our culture.

At HEMIC, we are proud to serve Hawai`i’s small businesses and we are committed to supporting them during this time. For those who have been impacted by COVID-19, we offer a Temporary Suspension of Premium Payment Program.