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August 2016
A few days ago, I wrote about natural disasters and how they could destroy a good business overnight. I wrote this not to scare or discourage; my goal was to promote preparedness. I saw today two possible game-changers that come from a different source: government actions. I make not claims about whether these make sense...
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Many of the threats to the future of our businesses in Hawaii are controllable. Building strong relationships with clients and customers help a business withstand new competitors entering the market, and having good insurance policies can protect against damage to premises caused by fire, wind or water. Here are natural disasters that have all occurred...
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A leasing agent will proclaim, “location, location, location” to entice business owners to “stretch” their budget and find a prime spot for their business. For certain, location does matter, but it matters much less than many people realize. Times have changed. Kailua-Kona has some easily defined areas for businesses: Kohanaiki area. This goes from Queen...
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Blogging can be one of the most powerful tools you can use to attract people to your website and business. If you add just two entries a week, which shouldn’t be hard to do, you will have over 100 more pages of information about you and your business online in just one year. Many business...
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I had a great chat with a local business leader the other day. He is part of a business that, I�m certain, will continue growing in size and profits. Simply put, it�s innovative, has an excellent brand, and the product line resonates with consumers. That�s all great, but the most impressive part of the business...
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