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Welcome to Hawaii’s Gig Economy, where companies increasingly use independent contractors for temporary projects, or “gigs,” rather than hire employees. Many are white-collar or highly skilled workers who love the freedom of freelancing, while others long for the good old days of a secure job.

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  1. All Work and No Job

    Lavonne Leong

    February, 2016
  2. Creativity: Hawaii’s Next Big Export

    Braelyn Wood

    February, 2016
  3. 5 Steps to Molding a More Confident Image

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2016
  4. 5 Steps to Break Into the C-suite

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2016
  5. Where to Find an Illinois Winter? Try Manoa

    Treena Shapiro

    January, 2016
  6. The Careerist: Healthier, On Your Terms

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    January, 2016
  7. Love, Honor and Collaborate

    Jackie M. Young

    January, 2016
  8. Ask the Expert Emy Yamauchi-Wong: Prevent Poaching

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2015
  9. 5 Steps to Improve Your Relationship with Feedback

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2015
  10. My Job: She Creates “Wow” Holiday Displays

    Treena Shapiro

    December, 2015
  11. The Careerist: Holiday Help

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    December, 2015
  12. Ornate Gift Wrapping Is Part of the Present

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    December, 2015
  13. Parting Shot: The Fabric of Giving

    Hawaii Business Magazine

    November, 2015
  14. Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    November, 2015
  15. Global Dealmakers

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2015
  16. The Careerist: Going to Your Boss’s Boss

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    November, 2015
  17. Honolulu’s STEM Jobs

    Steve Petranik

    November, 2015
  18. My Job: Sweet Spot

    Catherine Toth Fox

    November, 2015
  19. Parting Shot: Working Above Those Who Rest

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2015
  20. The Art of Creating Tofu

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2015
  21. Working with a Bully

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2015
  22. Talk Story with Catherine Ngo: President and CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corporation

    Gina Gelber

    October, 2015
  23. Winemaker’s Skills Are Always Growing

    Catherine Toth Fox

    October, 2015
  24. The Careerist: Opening Up to Criticism

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    October, 2015
  25. Business Samurai

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2015
  26. 8 Ways to Get More Women Into S.T.E.M.

    LiAnne Yu

    October, 2015
  27. Women Helping Women

    Andrea Lee

    October, 2015
  28. Turning Points

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2015
  29. Rebirth of the Aloha Shirt

    Paula Rath

    October, 2015
  30. How to Create a Motivational Bonus System

    Hawaii Business Magazine

    September, 2015
  31. 5 Steps to Accepting Risk

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2015
  32. My Job: Perfumist, Deanna Rose

    Catherine Toth Fox

    September, 2015
  33. The Careerist: Not Letting It All Hang Out

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    September, 2015
  34. What’s It Worth: Art That Lasts About Four Hours

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    August, 2015
  35. My Job: Cowboy

    Catherine Toth Fox

    August, 2015
  36. 5 Steps to Exit Burnout Mode

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2015
  37. Cashing In: Marcus Mariota

    Lance Tominaga

    August, 2015
  38. Moneyball

    Lance Tominaga

    August, 2015
  39. Hawaii’s Dreamers

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2015
  40. An Epic Match

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    August, 2015
  41. The Careerist: Stood Up

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    August, 2015
  42. The Careerist: Must I Answer Emails on Vacation?

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    July, 2015
  43. Mental Illness in the Workplace: Anxious, Traumatized, Depressed

    Ilima Loomis

    July, 2015
  44. Molokai at Work

    PF Bentley

    July, 2015
  45. IS YOUR JOB IN DANGER?

    Lavonne Leong

    June, 2015
  46. KABOOMERS!

    Dennis Hollier

    June, 2015
  47. DO YOUR OM-WORK

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    June, 2015
  48. 21st Century Internships

    Tiffany Hill

    May, 2015
  49. A Different Way of Seeing Things

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    May, 2015
  50. This Company Is All Sewn Up

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2015
  51. Overcoming Hardship

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2015
  52. Accountant Charged With Same Crimes He Once Investigated

    Catherine Toth Fox

    May, 2015
  53. Mr. Pro Bono

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2015
  54. Learn How to Lead

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2015
  55. Nighthawks

    Don Wallace with Photography by PF Bentley

    May, 2015
  56. Parting Shot: Eyeing the needle

    Hawaii Business

    April, 2015
  57. Private Chef Makes At-Home Meals Special

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  58. Eye-Candy Interiors

    Catherine Toth Fox

    April, 2015
  59. You’re Wearing That to Work?

    Paula Rath with Photography by Aaron Yoshino

    April, 2015
  60. Talk Story: Richard Wacker

    Dennis Hollier

    April, 2015
  61. Love Your Curves

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    April, 2015
  62. Secrets of Healthy Workplaces

    Ilima Loomis

    April, 2015
  63. What Makes a Best Place to Work?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2015
  64. Talk Story with Paul Yokota

    Gina Gelber

    March, 2015
  65. 20 for the Next 20 2015

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2015
  66. Making Models (and you) Look Great

    Paula Rath

    March, 2015
  67. Talk Story with Shari Chang

    Gina Gelber

    February, 2015
  68. The Growing Crisis of Student Debt

    Pavel Stankov

    February, 2015
  69. Boomers Changed the World. Now, It’s Millennials’ Turn

    Lavonne Leong

    February, 2015
  70. How to Use LinkedIn to Land a Great Job

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    February, 2015
  71. Parting Shot: A Beautiful Job

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  72. Dealing with Resistance to Change

    Robbie Alm

    January, 2015
  73. Sharing Wine’s Diverse Delights

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2015
  74. Mixing Love and Business

    Jean Santos, Co-owner of Business Consulting Resources

    January, 2015
  75. 5 Steps to Position Yourself for Promotion

    HB - Author

    January, 2015
  76. Got Life Experience? Maybe It’s Worth College Credits

    Paula Bender

    December, 2014
  77. Your Voice Says One Thing, But Your Body May Say Something Completely Different

    Catherine E. Toth

    December, 2014
  78. 5 Steps to Getting a Sponsor

    R. Scott Simon

    December, 2014
  79. 3D Innovator

    Catherine E. Toth

    November, 2014
  80. His Business is Ruff

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2014
  81. Brewed and Bottled in Hawaii

    Tiffany Hill

    November, 2014
  82. 5 Steps to Networking Karma

    HB - Author

    November, 2014
  83. Defense against Disease

    Paula Rath

    November, 2014
  84. She Shares Her Love of Ballet

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  85. Stunts? “Sounds like fun!”

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  86. Too Old for Coaching? Think Again

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  87. How to Ask for a Raise

    Mark Brislin

    October, 2014
  88. Changing the World Has a New Birthplace

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2014
  89. More than just a Bartender

    Catherine E. Toth

    September, 2014
  90. Retiring and Starting Over at the Same Time

    Victoria Wiseman

    September, 2014
  91. How to Earn a Promotion

    Mark Brislin

    September, 2014
  92. Parting Shot: Pumping Gas

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2014
  93. My Job: Weather Anchor

    Catherine E. Toth

    August, 2014
  94. Job-Hunting Advice for Young People

    Alden Alayvilla

    August, 2014
  95. 5 Steps to Networking

    By Pam Chambers, Founder of Pam Chambers Consulting

    July, 2014
  96. Nainoa Thompson and Harry Kim on What it Takes to be a Successful Leader

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2014
  97. China is the Land of Opportunity

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2014
  98. Parting Shot: Bending Light

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2014
  99. Not Your Parents’ College Degrees

    Tiffany Hill

    April, 2014
  100. Parting Shot: Surf Photographer Zak Noyle

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2014
  101. Wild Days of Tree Trimming are Dying

    Catherine E. Toth

    February, 2014
  102. Talk Story with Ben Godsey, President of ProService Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    January, 2014
  103. 5 Steps to Becoming the Master of Your Time

    Nina Cherry

    December, 2013
  104. Talk Story with Paul Kosasa of ABC Stores

    Stacy Yuen

    December, 2013
  105. Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2013
  106. Parting Shot: Passion for Perfection

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2013
  107. Talk Story with Mary Sellers of Bank of Hawaii

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  108. Which Ethnic Group Makes the Most Money?

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  109. Inside Hawaii’s Wage Gap Between Men and Women

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2013
  110. How Fashion Happens in Hawaii

    Paula Rath

    October, 2013
  111. Winners and Losers in Hawaii’s Job Market

    Ashley Shaffer

    September, 2013
  112. Talk Story with P. Alfred Grace of Polynesian Cultural Center

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  113. Talk Story with Alicia Moy of Hawaii Gas

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  114. Are CEOs Worth the Big Bucks?

    Stacy Yuen

    August, 2013
  115. Hunting for Purple Squirrels: Why Your Fantasy Job Applicant Doesn’t Exist

    Paula Bender

    August, 2013
  116. Talk Story with Matt Cox, CEO of Matson

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2013
  117. The Best Advice I Ever Got

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2013
  118. Editor’s Note: Feeling Pride and Pain for Children Away from Home

    Steve Petranik

    June, 2013
  119. Returning Home to Hawaii After Years Abroad

    Lavonne Leong

    June, 2013
  120. Training Pilots for Hawaii’s Future

    Travis Wong

    June, 2013
  121. Parting Shot: Saving Lives on the Neighbor Islands

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  122. Editor’s Note: Making Your Own Best Place to Work

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2013
  123. Top Employee Perks in Hawaii, Illustrated

    Hawaii Business magazine

    April, 2013
  124. What makes a Best Place to Work?

    Stacy Yuen

    April, 2013
  125. 5 Steps to a successful media interview

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2013
  126. Parting Shot: Whole Ox Deli

    HB - Author

    December, 2012
  127. Professional Addicts

    Matthew Kain

    December, 2012
  128. Dozens of online job boards give job seekers and recruiters plenty of options

    Stacy Yuen

    November, 2012
  129. Parting Shot: HECO

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2012
  130. Talk Story with Kimberly Miyazawa Frank

    Stacy Yuen

    October, 2012
  131. 14 percent: Why are women under represented in the C-suites of corporate America?

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2012
  132. 5 Steps to a successful business meeting

    Marcie Kagawa

    July, 2012
  133. Talk Story with Kathryn Raethel of Castle Medical Center

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  134. Career Change

    Stacy Yuen

    May, 2012
  135. Editor’s Note: How thick is your bubble?

    Steve Petranik

    April, 2012
  136. Ask SmallBiz: Recruiting

    JUDY BISHOP, OWNER OF BISHOP AND CO.

    January, 2012
  137. Talk Story with Neil “Dutch” Kuyper of Parker Ranch

    Dennis Hollier

    December, 2011
  138. Ask SmallBiz: Selling a Business

    KEN GILBERT, PRESIDENT, BCR, INC.

    November, 2011
  139. 4 Successful Women’s Roads to the Top

    Beverly Creamer

    October, 2011
  140. Aloha Tower Clock Maintenance

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2011
  141. Developmentally Disabled Can and Want to Work

    Jolyn Okimoto

    September, 2011
  142. Talk Story with Percy Higashi, Roberts Hawaii

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2011
  143. Don Horner: First Hawaiian Bank CEO, Board of Education Chairman, Single Father

    Shara Enay

    August, 2011
  144. Ex Cons Make Great Employees

    Janel Lubanski

    July, 2011
  145. Launching a Business

    Dennis Hollier

    May, 2011
  146. Parting Shot: Office Views

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2011
  147. Social Media Can Wreck Your Career

    Shara Enay

    May, 2011
  148. Hopes and Dreams– Extended Version

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  149. Hopes & Dreams

    Steve Petranik

    May, 2011
  150. The Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20

    Beverly Creamer

    March, 2011
  151. Internships are Win-win

    Mark Brislin

    July, 2010
  152. A day in the life of a Best Place to Work

    Jason Ubay

    April, 2010
  153. The Business of Love

    Shara Enay

    February, 2010
  154. Parting Shot: Your Next Mechanic

    Hawaii Business magazine

    January, 2010
  155. Island-Style Dress for Success

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  156. Does the Glass Ceiling for Professional Women Still Exist?

    Dr. Virginia S. Hinshaw, Michelle Shin

    July, 2009
  157. Building a New Girls’ Network

    Shara Enay

    July, 2009
  158. Negotiate Your Way to a Better Job (and a better life)

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2009
  159. The Board Shorts Executive

    Mike Markrich

    January, 2008
  160. Honest Harry

    David K. Choo

    November, 2007
  161. Talk Story with Mitch D’Olier

    Cathy S. Cruz-George

    November, 2007
  162. Parting Shot – Downtime

    Hawaii Business magazine

    September, 2007
  163. Talk Story with John Komeij

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2007
  164. Talk Story with Brian Uy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2007
  165. Landing the Job

    Kyle Galdeira

    April, 2007
  166. Stepping Up — without Stepping On Toes

    Jacy L. Youn

    December, 2006
  167. Five executives. Five passionate pastimes

    David K. Choo

    December, 2006
  168. Words of Wisdom

    HB - Author

    November, 2006
  169. Parting Shot:

    HB - Author

    July, 2006
  170. Dog Inc.

    David K. Choo

    June, 2006
  171. Parting Shot: Waikiki

    HB - Author

    March, 2006
  172. Parting Shot

    HB - Author

    January, 2006
  173. Local Life Lessons

    David K. Choo

    January, 2006
  174. Public People, Private Passions

    DAVID K. CHOO, PHOTOS BY RAE HUO

    December, 2005
  175. Local Style For Lo–lo–s

    David K. Choo

    September, 2004
  176. The Lowdown On Layoffs

    Ronna Bolante

    May, 2003
  177. John Kelley

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  178. Teddi Anderson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  179. Bill Brooks

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  180. Ellen Godbey Carson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  181. Public People, Private Passions

    HB - Author

    December, 2002
  182. Alan Cambra

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  183. Matt Gilbertson

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  184. Faa Tialino

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  185. Donna Smith

    David K. Choo

    December, 2002
  186. Labor of Love

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  187. Not Enough Caring

    Linda Dela Cruz

    October, 2002
  188. Nest Egg

    Ronna Bolante

    October, 2002
  189. Ready, Aim, Hire!

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2002
  190. Equal Opportunities

    Cathy S. Cruz

    July, 2002
  191. Hawaii’s Top Law Firms

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2002
  192. Fiscally Fit

    Ronna Bolante

    April, 2002
  193. Workplace Stress

    Cathy S. Cruz

    April, 2002
  194. Private Passion

    David K. Choo

    December, 2001
  195. Flights of Mercy

    Jacy L. Youn

    July, 2001
  196. What Makes Joe Run

    Derek Paiva

    June, 2000