January 2014

Cover Story

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

Hawaii Business sent a team of reporters, photographers and translators to Waikiki to ask tourists, workers and business owners what they liked and didn't like about the tourist mecca.

Features

Bartering Makes a Comeback

Bartering Makes a Comeback

Low on cash? Think of trading your services and possessions for what you need, like these local entrepreneurs.

Waikiki After Dark

Waikiki After Dark

By day, Waikiki is bright and bustling, swarming with tourists, shoppers and beachgoers. But, late at night, after businesses have closed and most

Local Businesses Succeed Through Crowdfunding

Local Businesses Succeed Through Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a hip, new way to raise startup money for your business or project while marketing it for free and building a cadre of customers.

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii to Introduce Pro-Business Bills at the Legislature

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii to Introduce Pro-Business Bills at the Legislature

Instead of just trying to block anti-business legislation, the Chamber is introducing its own agenda

2014 Hawaii Tourism Forecast

2014 Hawaii Tourism Forecast

The Hawaii Tourism Authority's forecast for 2014.

Waikiki: Present and Future - Extended Version

Waikiki: Present and Future - Extended Version

Full version of the Waikiki: Present and Future forum.

Waikiki: Present and Future

Waikiki: Present and Future

Six tourism leaders gather for a Hawaii Business forum to discuss Waikiki’s strengths and weaknesses, and how to keep it as a robust engine of Hawaii’s economy.

HTA Tries to Smooth Out Boom-and-Bust Cycles

HTA Tries to Smooth Out Boom-and-Bust Cycles

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has targeted those seemingly inevitable down years. The potential solutions include sports, more airlift, concerts and whales.

Homelessness in Waikiki

Homelessness in Waikiki

Just as tourists trade the cold winters of the mainland for the warmth of Waikiki, so do another group of visitors.

International Market Place Closes

International Market Place Closes

Cheap and kitschy is giving way to more high-end retail for Waikiki

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

Hawaii Business sent a team of reporters, photographers and translators to Waikiki to ask tourists, workers and business owners what they liked and didn't like about the tourist mecca.

Departments

Talk Story with Ben Godsey, President of ProService Hawaii
Talk Story

Talk Story with Ben Godsey, President of ProService Hawaii

Ben Godsey acquired ProService Hawaii with Dustin Sellers in 2005, with both serving as co-presidents until Sellers left the company at the end of 2013. Here Godsey talks about the growth of the...

A Waikiki Love Song
Editor's Note

A Waikiki Love Song

When people tell me they never go to Waikiki, I wonder why they would want to miss so many wonderful things.

Parting Shot: Mat Hawaii
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Mat Hawaii

Combing Waikiki beach at night.

SmallBiz

5 Steps to Understanding Arbitration Clauses

Increasingly, small-business contracts include arbitration clauses that seek to limit potential lawsuits. Mark Davis, a partner with Davis Levin Livingston, offers these tips to help you understand...

Ask the Expert: Franchising on the mainland

A reader asks, "My business is successful in the Islands. How do I know when I'm ready to franchise on the mainland?" Mark Duda, principal with RevoluSun, a Hawaii company with franchises in...

Helping Family Businesses

To prosper for generations, family businesses must overcome the unique challenges that arise when you work with relatives.