Ask SmallBiz: Online Reputation

DANIELA STOLFI, OWNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF BOSS HAWAII

Q. I seem to have no control over the things that are said about my business online. What can I do? A. If a client searches on Twitter,Facebook or Yelp, they can see all kinds of things that have been said about your business – good and bad. For every customer you are aware was lost because of a Read the full article…

July 2011 , Small Business
July, 2011

Lessons Learned: Franchising Lessons

Tiffany Edwards-Hunt

David Lelm has been in the auto body business for 45 years, including the past seven in Kailua-Kona. In October 2010, he turned his independent body shop into a Maaco franchise. Lelm talks about the advantages and challenges of joining the brand called “North America’s Bodyshop.” HB: Why make the change? Lelm: Sometimes you get in Read the full article…

July 2011 , Small Business
July, 2011

Innovation: The Department of Hawaiian Homelands’ New Efficient Homes

Janel Lubanski

Armstrong Builders and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands have partnered to create housing communities that are both energy and water efficient. “We’re always looking for new opportunities and are committed to building as many green projects as the market can absorb,” says Daniel Sandomire, VP of Armstrong Builders. The latest projects are Kumuhau in Waimanalo on Oahu, completed at the Read the full article…