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There has been a lot of talk recently about an impending recession. For certain, the stock market has had some huge losses lately; inflation is very high; supply chains are a mess, and nearly every business is short of competent staff. Taken together, as well as adding an inflated housing market, rising credit card debt,...
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hope and renewal
Kona, Hawaii’s economy has been hit very hard by State and County’s response to the COVID pandemic. We’re somewhere around 16% unemployment in Hawaii County, which I would presume is higher in the tourism-dependent Kona region. Many businesses have closed, and many are operating at only a fraction of capacity. Tourism is down about 99%....
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brown water leak
Entrepreneurs are, by nature, some of the most optimistic people you will ever meet. They believe in a better future, and they believe their efforts will create that future. I’ve seen this trait in almost every one of the thousands of entrepreneurs we’ve worked with over the years. That said, there are always times when...
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business insights
These are, without a doubt, challenging times for businesses. One thing we’ve all learned is that all businesses are connected at some level. I always say it’s hard to go up when everyone is going down. Zigging when the economy is zagging is exceedingly difficult.  For most businesses, now is a fairly slow time. Fewer...
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Small business success in Kona, Hawaii is often a matter of shifting percentages. If your Kona business is bringing in $300,000/year and your expenses are 80%, you’ll have $60,000 left for your efforts. Now, imagine cutting your expenses 10% (to 72%): you‘ll see an extra $24,000 a year in your pocket, which will raise your...
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