June 2010

Cover Story

Features

Hawaii's Top 100 Realtors

The state's top realtors ranked by total sales volume

Hawaii’s Underground Economy

Hawaii’s Underground Economy

Hawaii's cash economy means less tax revenue for the state. But it also keeps thousands of residents out of the unemployment line.

Building Wealth

Building Wealth

How real estate investors think.

Illegal Sex, Drugs and Gambling

Illegal Sex, Drugs and Gambling

No one is sure how much money gets into the hands of Hawaii's vice criminals

Tourism Forecast: More Visitors But Storm Cloud Looms

Tourism Forecast: More Visitors But Storm Cloud Looms

Union contracts at major Hawaii hotels expire this month, but both sides hope a deal can be reached

BOSS Survey: Optimism & Concern

BOSS Survey: Optimism & Concern

Hawaii companies forecast overall economy and reveal staff and spending plans for coming year

When the Going Gets Tough …

When the Going Gets Tough …

During a struggling economy Rob Kildow and Neal Norman were able to sell $107 million and $76.8 million in properties in 2009, respectively, making them the most successful realtors of the year.

Departments

Feedback
Letters to the Editor

Feedback

Liliha loves article; Tim Schools provides paradox

Talk Story with Dwight Kealoha
Talk Story

Talk Story with Dwight Kealoha

The CEO of Hawaii's Better Business Bureau talks about remaining relevant in the Internet age.

Editor’s Note
Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

What Hawaii Business is doing to report on major issues and fill the void left by the shrinking newspaper and TV news industries

Rethinking Rental Cars
Innovation

Rethinking Rental Cars

First ever ride-share program for tourists launches on Kauai

Parting Shot - Highway Inn
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot - Highway Inn

Making lau lau at Highway Inn

SmallBiz

Your Business Grows Here

At farmers markets, businesses can launch new items or increase sales

Ask SmallBiz: How do I invest wisely?

I’ve just sold some assets and am looking for good investments, but I don’t want to be taken in by the next Bernie Madoff. What should I watch for?

5 Steps to Start Investing in Real Estate

Kim Kiyosaki bought a single rental home in 1989 and has 2,000 today. Here’s how she did it.