December 2008

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Editor's Desktop
Editor's Note

Editor's Desktop

When I started at Hawaii Business in 1999 as a senior editor, we were a single publication, with a staff of about a dozen, sharing office space with employees of the old New City Nissan on Ala...


The Pitch: Citizen Economists

Citizen Economists is a magazine for non-economists. Ten unique regular writers, each with varying educational and professional backgrounds, provide economic analyses of the different industries...

Ask SmallBiz: Tech Savvy

How to determine your business’ technology needs, and office equipment infrastructure.

Striving in a Tough Economy

Indigé Design brings to Honolulu contemporary, Asian-inspired clothing and interior furnishings designed for Hawaii’s climate and lifestyle.

Distribution Lessons

Ashley and Holly Harding of Bubble Shack Hawaiian Soap Co. share their experiences with distribution channels and the results.

5 Steps to Exporting Internationally

Establishing your product in a foreign market takes more than just international postage. Export management firm Tradewinds Global’s president Kevin Kraft offers these steps to exporting.

Ask SmallBiz: Family Constitutions

What is a Family Constitution? Do all family businesses need one?