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October 2021
trust concept
Trust is perhaps the most fundamental pillar of any business. Without it, your customers and clients will find others with which to do business. We all know what happens when we lose trust in someone in a personal relationship, and we can expect the same adverse outcomes in business. Yesterday, I saw a story of...
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cake shop
We are very passionate about entrepreneurism at Kona Impact. It is wonderfully exciting to speak with people about their business ideas and goals, especially younger entrepreneurs who may not have significant business experience yet are full of energy, enthusiasm, and ideas. New, young entrepreneurs have a lot going for them. They… understand the youth marketstend...
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barriers to entry
Why does the checkout clerk at the local big box store make significantly less than someone in construction? Sure, there’s the dirty jobs element to it: working inside with low risks to safety and physical discomfort vs physically demanding outside work certainly plays a role, but there are two facts that probably play a bigger...
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Many think of Kona, Hawaii as a sleepy tourism-dependent area on the Big Island. There’s much truth to that, but we also have some world-class companies here that have the potential to change the world. Blue Ocean Farms and Symbrosia are two companies that are focused on using seaweed as a food supplement for bovines...
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obstacles
Kona Impact and nearly every other business we know is experiencing a “perfect storm”—several things combining to make for a highly volatile time for getting things done. This perfect storm of factors has been frustrating for everyone—business owners and customers alike. Nobody likes waiting, but, unfortunately, longer than usual waits have become common. Here are...
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Old Palamanui Sign Refreshed Palamanui Sign Nothing last forever is something we say a lot in our sign business. We often get asked, “how long will it last?” and our answer is always, “it depends”. A South-facing sing get pummeled by the sun’s UV rays almost all day, and East- and West-facing signs get partial...
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business failure
In over 15 years, Kona Impact has worked with thousands of new businesses. Many become highly successful, but an equal number—probably half don’t make it five years. The odds of a new business making it five years is about fifty percent, and twenty percent of new companies don’t even make it two years. Entrepreneurs, by...
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