Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Small Business

 

NO Image:
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
CATO: Minimum Wage Increase Not the Answer in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 4050 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

Despite claims to the contrary, relatively few Hawaiians would benefit from the increase....

Read More..
Monday, April 28, 2014
Ige Opposes Appointment of Kobayashi VP to HCDA
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4841 Views :: Development, Small Business

Ige said he would vote against confirming Brian Tamamototo permanently to fill a small-business seat of the Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)....

Read More..
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Kobayashi Group is not a “Small Business” as Defined by the HCDA Law
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3664 Views :: Development, Small Business

Kobayashi Group is in partnership with the Howard Hughes Corporation to build ONE Ala Moana, the ultra-luxury condominium being built above Nordstrom’s parking in Ala Moana....

Read More..
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 4058 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

Read More..
Sunday, April 13, 2014
NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2503 Views :: Small Business

A perfect opportunity to get involved in the political process....

Read More..
Friday, April 11, 2014
Using Property Rights in Fishery Management
By NCPA @ 1:36 PM :: 2891 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...each quota owner would have the right to a specific percentage of the total allowable catch (TAC) in the season....

Read More..
Sunday, April 06, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 9538 Views :: Homelessness, Labor, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

In Honolulu, unofficial tent cities are now set up in strategic locations designed to pressure the tourism industry, the Chinatown community, the Korean community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and the Honolulu Council debate over Housing First....

Read More..
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 4187 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...the Kobayashi Group is an investor in a hui that plans to build one or more luxury developments in Kaka’ako....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals Launches Honolulu Chapter
By News Release @ 12:21 AM :: 3959 Views :: Military, Small Business

The Chapter Launch Ceremony will be held at the Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Road, Honolulu, on Friday, April 4, 2014.....

Read More..
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Video: Are You Being Told The Truth About Plastic Bags?
By Video @ 12:45 AM :: 4107 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Watch our six minute movie and decide for yourself....

Read More..
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Own Ivory? 89% Chance You Won't Be Able to Sell it Legally if Clayton Hee Gets His Way
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 3790 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

Hawaii is the third largest retailer of ivory and ivory products in the nation....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Grassroot: Minimum Wage Hike Will Not Lift Working Families out of Poverty
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:07 PM :: 3111 Views :: Labor, Small Business

SB 2609 would provide for a gradual increase in the minimum wage with a provision for an unspecified tip credit....

Read More..
Monday, March 17, 2014
March 25: Small Business Day at the Capitol
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 2060 Views :: Small Business

Every major poll shows small-business owners the most highly regarded group in America, and every elected official claims to be your friend....

Read More..
Thursday, March 06, 2014
How Many Jobs Are Threatened by the EPA in YOUR District?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:37 PM :: 3364 Views :: Environment, Labor, Small Business

Average of more than 770 jobs losses per congressional district....

Read More..
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Supreme Court Rejects Kauai Springs Appeal
By Robert Thomas @ 8:35 PM :: 4923 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business
The Hawaii Supreme Court has issued an opinion in Kauai Springs, Inc. v. Kauai Planning Comm'n....
Read More..
Friday, February 28, 2014
FACE Ad campaign pushes minimum wage hike
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:24 PM :: 3545 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

FACE said the increase is needed because Hawaii’s utilities are 110 percent higher than the national average, housing is 104 percent higher and groceries are 57 percent higher than other states...

Read More..
Thursday, February 27, 2014
SB2487: Small Business Regulatory Review Board to be Abolished?
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 7:34 PM :: 2780 Views :: Small Business

Since its inception in 1998, the Board has reviewed more than 600 proposed rules and provided advice to state and county agencies....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Senate Minimum Wage Bill Will Fail Hawaii's Low-Wage Earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:06 PM :: 2972 Views :: Labor, Small Business

With SB 2609 moving in Senate, Grassroot Institute says it will fail in its objectives....

Read More..
Thursday, February 20, 2014
DBEDT: Shortage of Housing Supply Contributes to High Prices
By News Release @ 2:54 PM :: 3638 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first report of its scope in nearly 14 years, it examines the past performance of Hawaii’s construction industry and forecasts future growth....

Read More..
Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Problem with Giving America a Raise
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:29 PM :: 2545 Views :: Labor, Small Business
The CBO estimated that the wage hike Obama and his allies champion would cost 500,000 jobs....
Read More..
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Four Things You Should Know About The Minimum Wage Debate In Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 8:31 AM :: 4714 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

If the legislature is serious about fighting poverty in Hawaii, a broader and more comprehensive discussion is essential....

Read More..
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Minimum Wage Fraud Revisited–Again and Again
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:35 PM :: 3766 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Why do the prices of food, clothing, and shelter keep going up?
Read More..
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Lloyd Lim: A Theory of Business Regulation
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:41 AM :: 2955 Views :: Small Business

There are about 375,000 pages of federal law and regulation in addition to the laws of each State and each city and county....

Read More..
Monday, February 03, 2014
UHERO: Hawaii's minimum wage, poverty, and job creation
By UHERO @ 7:48 PM :: 4253 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living
Ten different bills have been introduced  at the legislature this session to raise Hawaii's minimum wage....
Read More..
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Regressive Taxes: State Hypocrisy on Minimum Wage
By Andrew Walden @ 8:30 PM :: 4626 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living
“…our residents living in poverty pay more in state taxes than all but three other states….”
Read More..
Friday, January 24, 2014
Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:58 AM :: 2663 Views :: Labor, Small Business

Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is supposed to help? ....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SB2693 Would Ban Soda, Juice, Latte Over 16oz
By Selected News Articles @ 4:03 PM :: 3600 Views :: Small Business, Cost of Living

...there’s no “latte loophole,” since any quantity of added sugar makes a drink fall under the ban. Indeed, the only way to get more than a pint of drink at a time is to add booze, as adult beverages are excluded ...

Read More..
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Bureaucracy, high prices, keep local business from into buying Obamacare
By Malia Zimmerman @ 8:25 PM :: 2898 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Of Hawaii’s 30,000 small businesses, 296 registered for insurance through the Hawaii Health Connector by the Dec. 25 deadline....

Read More..
Monday, January 13, 2014
New IRS Rule Could Cut Into Restaurant Workers' Tips
By NCPA @ 11:35 AM :: 3607 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

As of January 1, a new tax rule will prevent restaurant workers from collecting automatic tips....

Read More..
Friday, January 03, 2014
Flawed Minimum Wage Hike Advocacy Will Cost Hawaii's Poorest Workers $7M this Year
By Andrew Walden @ 12:34 AM :: 4724 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...7,000 well-paid waiters are being played against 7,000 underpaid dishwashers....

Read More..
Thursday, January 02, 2014
DCCA: 300 Mortgage Loan Originators Lose License
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 3435 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...a list of more than 300 mortgage loan originators (MLOs) and mortgage loan originator companies (MLOCs) that failed to renew their licenses....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Drones may be buzzing Hawaiian skies soon
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:48 PM :: 3027 Views :: Higher Education, Small Business

The FAA this week that the University of Alaska is one of several educational institutions selected to test drones, and Hawaii and Oregon are included in the university’s plan ....

Read More..
Thursday, December 26, 2013
DLNR Clamps Down on 'Illegal Vendors'
By News Release @ 1:54 PM :: 2725 Views :: Small Business

DOCARE has noticed a significant increase in illegal vending on state land throughout Kauai County....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
As Hundreds of Hawaii Doctors Threaten to Quit, Obama Administration Delays EHR
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 PM :: 3189 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

CMS recently announced that it will extend the federal programs to encourage physicians and hospitals to adopt electronic health records ....

Read More..
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Small Business Policy Index: Hawaii Ranks 46th
By News Release @ 7:30 PM :: 2351 Views :: Small Business

18th annual “Small Business Policy Index 2013: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Small Business and Entrepreneurship.”....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?
By NCPA @ 6:58 PM :: 3778 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

Consumers choose plastic bags far more often than paper or reusable bags to carry their purchases.... 

Read More..
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Turning The Tide of Anti-Business Attitudes in Government
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 4:01 AM :: 2981 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

For years, local leaders, both within government and the business community, depended on the umbilical cord to federal funds secured by Hawaii’s Congressional delegation....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Maui Pesticide Bill Would Fine Farmers, Landscapers $10K per Day
By Andrew Walden @ 4:41 PM :: 4977 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, GMOs

...to be placed on the December 6, 2013, Council agenda....

Read More..
Monday, December 02, 2013
Ethics Comm Fines Non-Responsive Elevator Commission Board Member
By News Release @ 9:13 PM :: 3395 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Small Business

An administrative fine of ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED FORTY DOLLARS ($1,940.00) for the violations ....

Read More..
Friday, November 22, 2013
Criminal charge for hangar golf cart? DoT Aviation Div. Harasses Pilots
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 3120 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business
“Good people are now in jeopardy of losing their security clearances and careers if a criminal conviction appears in their file … This unreasonable approach by (Aviation Division) management is unacceptable and the ramifications are catastrophic for GA in Hawaii.”
Read More..
Friday, November 22, 2013
Fort Shafter Project Labor Agreement Survey Due Dec. 2
By News Release @ 12:49 AM :: 5126 Views :: Labor, Military, Small Business

...a federal construction contract to build Phase 2 of the USARPAC Command and Control Facility at Fort Shafter....

Read More..
Thursday, November 21, 2013
A Decade of Harassment: Bottled Water Battle Goes to Hawaii Supreme Court
By Robert Thomas @ 9:35 PM :: 3336 Views :: OHA, Small Business

...arguing a case in the Hawaii Supreme Court about automatic approval statutes and zoning law....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:01 PM :: 2558 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Obamacare’s menu labeling regulation will be costly and time-consuming for businesses ....

Read More..
Friday, November 08, 2013
U.S. Sugar Policy Sends Candy Makers Abroad
By NCPA @ 10:06 AM :: 4102 Views :: National News, Agriculture, Small Business, Cost of Living

U.S. candy makers are expanding production in other countries as federal price supports and a global glut of the sweet stuff give an ever-greater advantage to foreign rivals....

Read More..
Friday, October 25, 2013
Wespac: US Should Refuse Any Quota Reduction For Hawaii Bigeye Tuna
By News Release @ 5:19 PM :: 3505 Views :: Environment, Small Business

The United States should not accept a reduction in the bigeye tuna limit for the Hawaii longline fishery....

Read More..
Thursday, October 17, 2013
DoH Proposes Restaurant Inspection Fee Increases to Fund 13 New Positions
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 2545 Views :: Small Business

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) will hold public hearings in all counties between Dec. 2 and 6, 2013....

Read More..
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
CPA says hype over Obamacare small business tax credit is misleading
By Malia Zimmerman @ 6:22 PM :: 3301 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

Think small business owners really are going to get tax credits through Obamacare health exchanges? Think again....

Read More..
Monday, October 14, 2013
Hawaii Among Worst States to Start New Business
By NCPA @ 1:06 PM :: 3049 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Vermont, perhaps best known as home of the hippie ice cream company Ben & Jerry's, is 12th-best for new businesses, while South Carolina placed toward the bottom....

Read More..
Thursday, September 19, 2013
NOAA Marine Sanctuary Business Advisory Council Forming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:06 AM :: 3426 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Business leaders will be invited to join the council, which will consist of 15 volunteers representing industries such as travel and tourism, recreation, fishing, transportation, energy, and marketing. Members will be appointed by the national marine sanctuaries director and serve two- to three-year terms....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Smart Business Hawaii Banquet Friday
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 11:33 PM :: 2579 Views :: Small Business

Friday, September 20, SBH Business All Stars Awards Banquet at the Waialae Country Club from 5:00 to 8 p.m....

Read More..
Page 10 of 12First   Previous   3  4  5  6  7  8  9  [10]  11  12  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

808 State Update AM940

ABCDEFG Blog

ACA Signups Hawaii

ACCE

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Life Advocates

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

American Mothers of Hawaii

AMVETS-Hawaii

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Audit The Rail

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii 

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

CAFR Hawaii

Castaway Conservative

Children's Alliance Hawaii

Children's Rights Institute

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Citizens for Recall

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

Conservative Forum for Hawaii

CSIS Pacific Forum

DAR Hawaii

DeedySupport.com

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina

E Māua Ola i Moku o Keawe

Farmers For Choice Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Get Off Your Butts!

God, Freedom, America

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aganst Assisted Suicide

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crime Victims' Rights

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defending Marriage

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Families for Educational Choice

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Firearm Community

Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii Meth Project

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Right to Life -- Big Island

Hawaii Right to Life -- Oahu

Hawaii Shield Law Coalition

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation

HI Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

HIEC.Coop 

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Homeless Crisis

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

Horns of Jericho Blog

House Minority Blog

House Republican Caucus YouTube

HPACC

Hump Day Report

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

Judgepedia Hawaii

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

KeyWiki

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii

NARTH

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons 

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Salvage The Rail

Save the Plastic Bag

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

SIFE Remington

SIFE W. Oahu 

Sink the Jones Act

Smart About Marijuana--Hawaii

St Marianne Cope

State Budget Solutions Hawaii

State Policy Network

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Harriet Tubman Agenda

The Long War Journal

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Truth About Trade & Technology - Hawaii

UCC Truths

Union Members Know Your Rights

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

Valor in the Pacific

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT