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May 2015
When I used to train teachers, I always told them: You have one default way of teaching, and that is how you were taught and learned. Many good teachers get by with this; a great teacher, however, seeks new ways and is not afraid to innovate and change. If you don’t want to change, you...
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 Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Back in the office on Tuesday!
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Whether it’s fishing on a million dollar fishing boat or fishing from a kayak, Kona offers awesome fishing for all budgets and types of fish. One of the most anticipated fishing tournaments of the year is the Wee Guys Fishing Tournament in June. This is a unique tournament because it limits the entrants to boats...
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When I have time on Saturdays, I will highlight one locally owned and operated place to. Other than local ownership, my only criteria is that the food is awesome or great in some way. This weeks I’d like to put a spotlight on Chirashi Sushi Don by Jiro. It is located in a small kiosk...
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Taking an idea to a sustainable business is the goal of every business owner. It all starts with an idea, a dream if you will. How can I deliver a superior product to the marketplace? How can I offer a service that will solve a problem? How can I take a successful mainland concept and...
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Ask most small business owners where their customers come from and they will have a pretty good idea. For example, at Kona Impact, we ask every new client how he or she heard about us. The answers usually contain one or more of the following: referral from another business, saw our vehicle, saw a sign,...
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There are very few business owners I know who have not failed at least once in business. I certainly have. In 2000, I had a website that was similar to ideas behind the condo listing sites like Home Away and VRBO. A lot of money went into the development of the website, but, alas it...
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This is one of my favorite TED talks. In only a handful of minutes, the speakers shows how some movements begin. 1. Are movements leader-driven? Well, at first someone needs to come up with an idea, but it is only a good idea when the second person (and 3rd, 4th and so on) validates it....
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As the economy improves, a lot of people are thinking about starting new businesses or extending the reach of their current business. We probably meet at least ten new entrepreneurs at Kona Impact each month. Some have an old idea with a new twist while others are looking to create a new category of business...
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Marketing is much like putting a jig saw puzzle together; it is hard to see the big picture with only a few pieces. We often see what I call the “Social Only” strategy. This is characterized by a business owner or employee relying on Facebook or Twitter for marketing messages. I also call this the...
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