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Survivors

Over the decades, most mom-and-pop grocery stores in Hawaii have been sold or closed – driven out of business mostly by mainland-owned chains. But a pair of old-time Kauai markets have survived through innovation, hard work and wise investments decades ago in buying their buildings. What’s ahead is less clear.

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Entrepreneurship

  1. Survivors

    Brittany Lyte

    April, 2017
  2. Local-Kine Biz: Repurposing With Style

    Jackie M. Young

    March, 2017
  3. His Formula for Success: Fail, Fail, Fail, Prevail

    Daniel House

    March, 2017
  4. 20 for the Next 20 2017: Hawaii’s People to Watch

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2017
  5. The Best of Startup Paradise 2017

    Dave Dondoneau

    March, 2017
  6. Kainoa McGee’s Company Named Startup of the Year

    Alexander Deedy

    February, 2017
  7. Local-Kine Biz: A Special Lei For You

    Jackie M. Young

    February, 2017
  8. The Careerist: Mentors Are Real, Not Mythological

    Powell Berger

    February, 2017
  9. Myth and Reality

    Steve Petranik

    February, 2017
  10. Local Couple Creates Teas From Own Recipes

    Marie Villa

    February, 2017
  11. Local-Kine Biz: Transmitting Aloha Over the Phone

    Jackie M. Young

    January, 2017
  12. Meticulously Whimsical

    Daniel Ikaika Ito

    January, 2017
  13. Game On

    Dave Dondoneau

    January, 2017
  14. Re-Birth on Rice Street

    Brittany Lyte

    January, 2017
  15. Local-Kine Biz: Small Place with Big Island Taste

    Jackie M. Young

    December, 2016
  16. East Meets West in Startup Paradise

    Nicole Tam

    December, 2016
  17. ICYMI: What it Takes to Innovate in a Family Business

    Kira Chong Tim

    December, 2016
  18. A Treat for Your Ilio’s Teeth

    Nicole Tam

    November, 2016
  19. Local Kine Biz: Sweet Paradise

    Jackie M. Young

    November, 2016
  20. Local Kine Biz: Wong’s Drapery Shoppe

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2016
  21. Breaking Up is Hard to Do (In Love & Business)

    Ilima Loomis

    September, 2016
  22. 5 Steps to Building an Effective Vision Board

    Alan Akina

    August, 2016
  23. Made in Hawaii

    Lianne Yu

    August, 2016
  24. Budding Industry

    Tiffany Hill

    August, 2016
  25. Interactive Software for Better Learning

    Meghan Miner Murray

    July, 2016
  26. Still Rolling Along after 105 Years

    Jackie M. Young

    July, 2016
  27. Japan is a Large Growth Market for Hawaii Entrepreneurs

    Beverly Creamer

    July, 2016
  28. Super Eats

    Jackie M. Young

    June, 2016
  29. Daughters Rule

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2016
  30. Ask the Expert: Speaking Everyone’s Language

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2016
  31. What you missed at the 2016 Small Business Awards Luncheon

    Denise Yuki

    May, 2016
  32. Back to the Hill

    Noelle Fujii

    May, 2016
  33. My Job: Bringing the Big Stars to Hawaii

    Jackie M. Young

    May, 2016
  34. 2016 Small Business Editor’s Choice Awards

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2016
  35. Best of Small Business – SBA Awards 2016

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2016
  36. Increase Your Profits by Doing These 5 Things with Data

    Denise Yuki

    April, 2016
  37. Nothing Ugly Here

    Jackie M. Young

    April, 2016
  38. Third Wave

    Scott Cooney

    April, 2016
  39. Hawaii: Headquarters of the Future

    Lavonne Leong

    April, 2016
  40. Local Kine Biz: “Magic” + Science = Fun

    Jackie M. Young

    March, 2016
  41. 20 FOR THE NEXT 20

    Hawaii Busines magazine

    March, 2016
  42. Your Friendly Neighborhood Drugstore

    Jackie M. Young

    February, 2016
  43. 100 Years Young

    LiAnne Yu

    February, 2016
  44. Early Innovators

    Treena Shapiro

    February, 2016
  45. All Work and No Job

    Lavonne Leong

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

    Braelyn Wood

    February, 2016
  47. The End of Tipping?

    Martha Cheng

    January, 2016
  48. In Love With Trees

    Jackie M. Young

    January, 2016
  49. Love, Honor and Collaborate

    Jackie M. Young

    January, 2016
  50. Fashion Forward

    Jen Tadaki Catanzariti

    January, 2016
  51. Think and Act Globally, Attend and Learn Locally

    Steve Petranik

    January, 2016
  52. The Tour Starts Here

    Treena Shapiro

    December, 2015
  53. Local-Kine Biz: Healthier Meat for Molokai and Beyond

    Jackie M. Young

    December, 2015
  54. Bikini Barons

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    December, 2015
  55. Man at the Center

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2015
  56. Off The Grid

    Dennis Hollier

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

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    December, 2015
  58. Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    November, 2015
  59. Staying Power

    Noelle Fujii

    November, 2015
  60. Global Dealmakers

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2015
  61. Ocean-Friendly Bioplastics Made from Industrial Waste

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2015
  62. Carving is in his Bones

    Jackie M. Young

    November, 2015
  63. Forever Changed

    LiAnne Yu

    November, 2015
  64. The Art of Creating Tofu

    Jackie M. Young

    October, 2015
  65. 5 Steps to Career Success on the Neighbor Islands

    Hawaii Business magazine

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

    Catherine Toth Fox

    October, 2015
  67. Out-Of-The-Way

    Braelyn Wood

    October, 2015
  68. Much More Than The Local Toyota Dealer

    Tiffany Hill

    October, 2015
  69. L&L Brings Hawaii to the World

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    October, 2015
  70. Women Helping Women

    Andrea Lee

    October, 2015
  71. Gecko’s: Serving Comics Fans for 28 Years

    Jackie M. Young

    September, 2015
  72. Restaurant Road

    Braelyn Wood

    September, 2015
  73. Local and Naked

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

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

    Catherine Toth Fox

    September, 2015
  75. Gold Diggers

    Ilima Loomis

    September, 2015
  76. Broken: Stuck in Permit Purgatory

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2015
  77. Buy Local

    Catherine Toth Fox

    August, 2015
  78. Local-Kine Biz: Pae Thai

    Jackie M. Young

    August, 2015
  79. Innovation: Good FIT for Chinese Students

    Victoria Wiseman

    August, 2015
  80. An Epic Match

    Kathryn Drury Wagner

    August, 2015
  81. Good Neighbors: Gregory Kim

    LiAnne Yu

    August, 2015
  82. Yes, Locally Owned Has a Future

    Lavonne Leong

    August, 2015
  83. Travelin’ Music

    Jackie M. Young

    August, 2015
  84. What’s It Worth: Organizer Helps You De-Clutter

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    July, 2015
  85. Local-Kine Biz: Island Sign Service

    Jackie M. Young

    July, 2015
  86. Parting Shot: Old School Grooming

    Hawaii Business magazine

    July, 2015
  87. Farm to Table, and Back to the Farm

    Catherine Toth Fox

    June, 2015
  88. Dream Meets Reality

    Noelle Fujii

    June, 2015
  89. Talk Story: Omar and Tarik Sultan

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2015
  90. What’s it Worth? Building Elaborate Sand Sculptures

    BRANDI-ANN UYEMURA

    June, 2015
  91. Getting a Tow, Uber-style

    Victoria Wiseman

    March, 2015
  92. Native Niche

    Ilima Loomis

    January, 2015
  93. The Value of Heeia

    Alia Pan

    January, 2015
  94. Alive and Doing Well

    Aja Hannah

    December, 2014
  95. Starving for New Experiences?

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    November, 2014
  96. His Business is Ruff

    Ilima Loomis

    November, 2014
  97. Brewed and Bottled in Hawaii

    Tiffany Hill

    November, 2014
  98. Sun Noodle’s Ever Expanding Universe

    Martha Cheng

    November, 2014
  99. Can Hawaii Feed Itself?

    Dennis Hollier

    November, 2014
  100. Created in Hawaii, Made for the World

    Aja Hannah

    November, 2014
  101. Still Crazy After All These Years

    Brandi-Ann Uyemura

    November, 2014
  102. She Shares Her Love of Ballet

    Catherine E. Toth

    October, 2014
  103. Maui Favorite Going Global

    Lehia Apana

    October, 2014
  104. Amazon Queen

    Ilima Loomis

    October, 2014
  105. East meets West in Startup Paradise

    Hawaii Business magazine

    October, 2014
  106. Kelley family and Outrigger Timeline

    September, 2014
  107. Hawaii is the World’s Shrimp-Breeding Capital

    Jim Wyban

    September, 2014
  108. Some Hawaii Shrimp Companies

    Jim Wyban

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

    Victoria Wiseman

    September, 2014
  110. Translating Development into Hawaiian

    Dennis Hollier

    September, 2014
  111. Nominate Exceptional People and Companies

    Gina Gelber

    September, 2014
  112. Familiar Name Back in the Funeral Business

    Lee Ann Bowman

    August, 2014
  113. Chefzone Provides Help for Busy Restauranteurs

    Paula Bender

    August, 2014
  114. Good planning and a mission statement can help guide your family business

    Lee Ann Bowman

    July, 2014
  115. Clothing designer and maker Luis Diaz offers a local alternative to offshore manufacturing

    Katherine Kamaemae Smith

    July, 2014
  116. Dustin Shindo: The story behind what happened at Hoku and his new venture in healthcare IT

    Dennis Hollier

    July, 2014
  117. Creativity in Their Business

    Paula Rath

    June, 2014
  118. Letters to the Editor

    Hawaii Business magazine

    June, 2014
  119. China is the Land of Opportunity

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2014
  120. SBA Award Winners 2014

    Hawaii Business magazine

    May, 2014
  121. Million-Dollar Business Runs Out of Kahuku High

    Noelle Fujii

    April, 2014
  122. Ecofriendly Wrapping Paper

    Lehia Apana

    April, 2014
  123. Hawaii-Born Pill: The Next Wonder Drug?

    Dennis Hollier

    March, 2014
  124. Entrepreneurs Inspired by the Ocean

    Catherine E. Toth

    February, 2014
  125. Ask the Expert: Franchising on the Mainland

    MARK DUDA, PRINCIPAL WITH REVOLUSUN

    January, 2014
  126. Helping Family Businesses

    Lee Ann Bowman

    January, 2014
  127. Local Businesses Succeed Through Crowdfunding

    Tiffany Hill

    January, 2014
  128. Hawaii is Business Heaven, Not Hell

    Gina Gelber

    December, 2013
  129. Taking Risks: Aloha Edition

    Lavonne Leong

    December, 2013
  130. Tealet: Startup in a Cup

    Ashley Shaffer

    November, 2013
  131. Innovation: Rent Out Your Driveway with StallShare

    Jolyn Okimoto

    October, 2013
  132. How Fashion Happens in Hawaii

    Paula Rath

    October, 2013
  133. Building Bridges to China

    Dennis Hollier

    October, 2013
  134. Inside Hawaii’s Music Business

    Lynn Cook

    September, 2013
  135. Parting Shot: The Music Begins Here

    Hawaii Business magazine

    August, 2013
  136. The Rise of Kau Coffee

    John Stick

    July, 2013
  137. Eccentric Businesses at the Blaisdell Hotel

    Pavel Stankov

    July, 2013
  138. Lessons Learned: Business Philanthropy

    Lehia Apana

    June, 2013
  139. 5 Steps to Starting an eCommerce Business

    Jolyn Okimoto

    May, 2013
  140. Lessons Learned: Launching a New Product

    Beverly Creamer

    May, 2013
  141. Starting a Business After Age 50

    Lee Ann Bowman

    May, 2013
  142. Hawaii’s Latinos Defy Stereotypes

    Pavel Stankov

    May, 2013
  143. Entrepreneurs After Age 50

    Lee Ann Bowman

    April, 2013
  144. Taste Table Offers a New Menu Every Day

    Catherine E. Toth

    April, 2013
  145. New Big 5 May Be Emerging in Hawaii

    Cheryl Ernst

    April, 2013
  146. Celebrities get down to business on Maui

    Lehia Apana

    April, 2013
  147. Hawaii Business’ SmallBiz 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2013
  148. Hawaii’s Best Small Businesses 2013

    Hawaii Business magazine

    March, 2013
  149. 20 for the Next 20: People to Watch 2013

    Dennis Hollier

    February, 2013
  150. Pop-up Restaurants and Stores: Great Places to Start a Business

    Lee Ann Bowman

    January, 2013
  151. Talk Story with Bill Spencer

    Stacy Yuen

    January, 2013
  152. 5 Steps to Writing a Business Plan

    Hawaii Business magazine

    December, 2012
  153. Startup Weekend Honolulu condenses entrepreneurship into 54 hours

    Hawaii Business magazine

    November, 2012
  154. Lessons Learned: Finding Partners

    Jolyn Okimoto

    October, 2012
  155. How much does it cost to start up a business?

    Catherine E. Toth

    September, 2012
  156. Editor’s Note: Hawaii needs more people with entrepreneurial courage

    Steve Petranik

    September, 2012
  157. Finding Franchise Heaven and Avoiding Franchise Hell

    Marcie Kagawa

    August, 2012
  158. Buying a Family Business

    Catherine E. Toth

    July, 2012
  159. Lessons Learned: Starting Anew

    Jolyn Okimoto

    June, 2012
  160. Women Veterans Launch Businesses

    Marcie Kagawa

    June, 2012
  161. Behind the Scenes at Eden In Love’s Online Launch

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2012
  162. Small Local Companies Versus Mainland-Based Giants

    Catherine E. Toth

    May, 2012
  163. Rookies Start Their First Restaurants

    Catherine E. Toth

    April, 2012
  164. 2012 SmallBiz Success Awards

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2012
  165. Lessons Learned: Overseas Lessons

    Dennis Hollier

    January, 2012
  166. Hawaii’s Vertically Integrated Small Businesses

    Jennifer Meyers

    January, 2012
  167. Hawaii’s Buy and Sell Entrepreneurs

    Shara Enay

    January, 2012
  168. Lessons Learned: Start up Lessons

    Shara Enay

    December, 2011
  169. Finding Your Way into the Food Business

    Shara Enay

    December, 2011
  170. Ukulele Boom Generates Global Sales for Hawaii Companies

    Beverly Creamer

    November, 2011
  171. Lessons Learned: Expanding in the Pacific

    Jerry Burris

    October, 2011
  172. Mobile Entrepreneurs Meet Clients at the Coffice

    Beverly Creamer

    August, 2011
  173. The Hawaii Market For Buying And Selling Small Businesses Is Back

    Harold Nedo

    June, 2011
  174. Blending Old and New Marketing

    Harold Nedo

    May, 2011
  175. Sorrow & Anxiety

    Jolyn Okimoto

    May, 2011
  176. Launching a Business Group

    Beverly Creamer

    April, 2011
  177. Owned and Operated by Our Employees

    Greg Wiles

    April, 2011
  178. Expansion Lessons

    Janel Lubanski

    March, 2011
  179. Business Experts Offer Good Advice to Wine the Experience

    Shara Enay

    March, 2011
  180. Talk Story with Don Murphy

    Beverly Creamer

    March, 2011
  181. Olives: Hawaii’s Latest Farming Gamble

    Jill Engledow

    March, 2011
  182. 2011 SmallBiz Success Awards

    Hawaii Business magazine

    February, 2011
  183. Operating a Lunch Wagon in Honolulu Not As Easy As It Looks

    Catherine E. Toth

    January, 2011
  184. Talk Story – Barry Taniguchi

    Shara Enay

    November, 2010
  185. Exporting Lessons

    Shara Enay

    September, 2010
  186. Your Business Grows Here

    Beverly Creamer

    June, 2010
  187. Loving Liliha

    Beverly Creamer

    April, 2010
  188. Competition Lessons

    Beverly Creamer

    February, 2010
  189. 2010 Smallbiz Success Awards

    BEVERLY CREAMER AND GAIL MIYASAKI

    February, 2010
  190. Yogurt Wars

    Shara Enay

    January, 2010
  191. 10 Strategies for Doing Business in China

    HB - Author

    April, 2009
  192. The Board Shorts Executive

    Mike Markrich

    January, 2008
  193. The Story of Big Mike

    Scott Radway

    May, 2007
  194. The Invention Machine

    Scott Radway

    April, 2007
  195. Startup ChipIn Restarts

    Jacy L. Youn

    February, 2007
  196. Fits and Startups

    Jacy L. Youn

    August, 2006
  197. Home Grown

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2006
  198. The Evolution of ChipIn

    Jacy L. Youn

    April, 2006
  199. Anatomy of a Startup

    Jacy L. Youn

    March, 2006
  200. Stringing It Together

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    February, 2005
  201. A Whopper Of A Tale

    Maria Torres-Kitamura

    August, 2004
  202. Start Spreading The News

    David K. Choo

    July, 2004
  203. A Winning Combination

    Kelli Abe-Trifonovich

    June, 2004
  204. Precious & Few

    Jacy L. Youn

    June, 2004
  205. Floral Family

    Gail Miyasaki

    April, 2004
  206. Letting the Sun Shine In

    David K. Choo

    January, 2004
  207. Venture Without Capital

    Cathy S. Cruz

    January, 2004
  208. Celebrating 20 Years of Top 250

    Jacy L. Youn and Ronna Bolante

    May, 2003
  209. (Still) Open For Business

    Ronna Bolante

    November, 2002
  210. Floral Frenzy

    Jacy L. Youn

    September, 2002
  211. 7 Samurai

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    August, 2002
  212. Neighbor Islands

    Ronna Bolante

    August, 2002
  213. Hot Off the Grill

    Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

    August, 2002
  214. The Greenhouse Part 2

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2002
  215. The Greenhouse

    Jacy L. Youn

    May, 2002
  216. Heaven Sent

    Cathy S. Cruz

    October, 2001