Kona Impact Donates 80 Backpacks to Local Keiki

As a business owner, I can never ask my employees to do something without the proper tools. I am adamant about ensuring we have everything necessary to get our work done efficiently and safely. Unfortunately, many of our local keiki (children) are sent to school daily without the necessary tools to succeed. It may be […]

What can the Grateful Dead teach us about business?

The most recent iteration of the Grateful Dead, Dead and Company, will cease to exist in its current iteration. Never say never, but this appears to be the end. The entity that’s the Dead has been making music for 58 years, despite the death of Jerry Garcia, their lead guitarist, in 1995, as well as […]


Congrats 2023 Grads! The Road Ahead

First, a big congratulations to all 2023 graduates! You have achieved a significant milestone in your life, which should give you a measured sense of pride. The world in 2023 certainly differs from 2013, 2003, or 1993. It used to be that the sensible path was to graduate from high school and then move immediately […]

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Missed Small Business Marketing Opportunities

In ancient times a business might buy a yellow pages ad, a few ads in the newspaper, and attend a local business expo as a year’s marketing efforts. Those days and opportunities are long, long gone, yet many businesses in Hawaii are still stuck in the marketing landscape of 20 years ago. Here are some […]

Kona Impact Completes Google’s Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Certificate

I love Steven Covey’s 7th Habit of Highly Successful People: Sharpen the Saw. Here’s from that chapter, Suppose you were to come upon someone in the woods working feverishly to saw down a tree.“What are you doing?” you ask.“Can’t you see?” comes the impatient reply. “I’m sawing down this tree.”“You look exhausted!” you exclaim. “How […]

What is the best sign material?

This, of course, is way too non-specific that the question cannot be answered with anything more than, “it depends.” At Kona Impact, we love to work with clients to determine the optimal material for their sign needs. For some short-term interior use, we might recommend a heavy poster material, and for a long-term exterior sign, […]

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Wood Signs in Hawaii

Signs Made of Wood Wood is a common substrate for signs in Hawaii, but it has many limitations. Wood is a natural and versatile material that can be easily shaped, sanded, and painted. It can create a rustic or natural aesthetic, and it’s widely available. However, wood is not as durable as some other materials, […]