January 2009

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As Hawaii enters 2009, there is no other way to describe the field before us.

SmallBiz

Ask SmallBiz: The good and bad for business in Hawaii

How small businesses strive despite bureaucracy, and where Hawaii stands amongst the nation for business.

5 Steps to Boosting Your Cash Flow

Every business owner should map out a cash-flow strategy and be diligent about following it, especially in these troubled economic times. Here are some easy tactics involving minimal investment to...

The Pitch: Government Participation Made Easy

Hawaii Policy Portal facilitates and expedites legislative testimony for organizations and their constituents.

New Business Lessons

A lot has changed in the three years since the Pietsch sisters, Stephanie Pietsch Gambetta and Noel Pietsch, opened Wahoo's Fish Tacos on Ward Avenue.

Ask SmallBiz: Financing a Business Startup

My son wants to start a business but doesn’t know how to go about it. Where should he get started? He is most concerned about financing.

Ergobaby Going Global

ERGObaby Carrier Inc., a Maui-based, family-run company that sells more than 100,000 ERGObaby carriers a year worldwide, began with just a simpe homemade baby carrier.