June 2012

Cover Story

The Business of Sports in Hawaii

The Business of Sports in Hawaii

Hawaii's major sporting events brings tourists and millions in spending

Features

Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – June 2012

Hawaii Business BOSS Survey – June 2012

Poll of 400 business leaders show revenue, profits and optimism are high, and the state's retail sector is performing better than others.

Hawaii's Top 100 Realtors 2012

Hawaii's Top 100 Realtors 2012

A list of Hawaii's top Realtors, based on total sales volume from 2011.

Behind the Scenes at Eden In Love's Online Launch

Behind the Scenes at Eden In Love's Online Launch

How a local boutique opened its online store while competing in a national contest

Hawaii's New Foreign Real Estate Buyers

Hawaii's New Foreign Real Estate Buyers

Wealthy Koreans and Chinese from three locations join Japanese and Canadian buyers in the local market

The Business of Sports in Hawaii

The Business of Sports in Hawaii

Hawaii's major sporting events brings tourists and millions in spending

Filming Movies in Hawaii boosts economic impact and tourism

Filming Movies in Hawaii boosts economic impact and tourism

Movie industry brings immediate and long-term benefits to Hawaii

Departments

Talk Story with Ben Cayetano
Talk Story

Talk Story with Ben Cayetano

The anti-rail mayoral candidate and former governor explains his take rail and why he's not running a one-issue campaign.

Talk Story with Dan Grabauskas of HART
Talk Story

Talk Story with Dan Grabauskas of HART

Dan Grabauskas, executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, talks rail and similarities and differences from his last job.

From the Editor's Desk: Avoiding Taxes in Cyberspace
Editor's Note

From the Editor's Desk: Avoiding Taxes in Cyberspace

Should products purchased online be subject to the same taxes you bought at a physical, local retail store?

Ekso Pro at Rehab Hospital enables wheelchair users to rise and walk
Innovation

Ekso Pro at Rehab Hospital enables wheelchair users to rise and walk

Eight Hawaii patients are participating in a national trial using robotic, battery-powered exoskeletons.

Parting Shot: Aloha Shoyu
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Aloha Shoyu

Behind the scenes Aloha Shoyu's bottling facility.

SmallBiz

Gauging Green on the Valley Isle

A survey of Maui businesses found that 94 percent said they had saved money by adopting sustainable practices.

Women Veterans Launch Businesses

Three women military veterans turned entrepreneurs tell us their story. Also, a list of business resources for veterans.

Ask SmallBiz: Hurricane Preparedness

How should I prepare my small business for hurricane season?

Lessons Learned: Starting Anew

Eric Rose of Morning Glass Coffee and Cafe on coming up with his business idea, hiring the best and keeping it simple and local.

5 Steps to Becoming a Sustainable Business

Scott Cooney, adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii's Shidler College of Business, offers strategies on making sustainability work for your business.