October 2009

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State of Repair - Print Version

The Hawaii Business Forum on power and getting things done in Hawaii. Speakers include: Haunani Apoliona, OHA; former Gov. Ben Cayetano; Kitty Lagareta, Communications Pacific; Colbert Matsumoto,...



Ask SmallBiz: Getting loan approval

I’m a small business owner and I’ve heard about the new ARC loans. How do I get approved for these loans?

Marketing Lessons

Jon Jepson knows the Hawaiian seas like the back of his hand, but when he began marketing for Makani, the $1.8 million catamaran he helped hand-build, Jepson found himself testing new waters.

Franchising Can Win in a Downturn

L&L successfully franchises out in a down economy, and Blazin' Steaks begins the same.

5 steps to Boost Web Traffic

Mary Fastenau, president of StarrTech Interactive, explains how to drive more eyeballs to your Web site for little or no cost.