Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Small Business

 

NO Image:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State doubles fee for marine licenses
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 2153 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

... whether they’re full-time fishers or “weekend warriors” ....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Another Lawsuit: Chin Jumps on Net Neutrality Bandwagon
By News Release @ 4:06 AM :: 2520 Views :: First Amendment, Politicians, Small Business

...Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin joined 22 state attorneys general today in filing a multistate lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s 'illegal'rollback of net neutrality....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Chin Letter: Weed Plus Banking Equals Campaign Contributions
By News Release @ 3:47 AM :: 2853 Views :: Politicians, Small Business, Drugs

Attorney General Chin said, “Banks and other depository institutions are currently hindered by federal law from providing financial services to cannabis businesses....”

Read More..
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Honolulu Lowest Pay for STEM Professionals in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 2244 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...and the most unaffordable housing....

Read More..
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Permit Purgatory--Cost of Housing on the Rise
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 2558 Views :: Republican Party, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawai'i has the longest average wait time for a building or construction permit - 17 months....

Read More..
Saturday, January 13, 2018
New Catamaran Delivered for West Oahu dolphin tours
By Michael Hansen @ 1:45 AM :: 3797 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...the vessel is already in service and hosting tours along the West side of Oahu....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 2684 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

Read More..
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Why save the Hawaii Aquarium Fishery?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:26 PM :: 2982 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...We need legislation to save the fishery and all DLNR ocean issued-permit businesses....

Read More..
Friday, January 05, 2018
DLNR: West Hawaii Aquarium Fishing Permits Stopped Pending Environmental Review
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 2505 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...applying a Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruling from last year to an existing DLNR rule....

Read More..
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Fishermen Settle Labor-Trafficking Case
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 PM :: 1927 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...“We hope it becomes a model for all captains who want to do right by their immigrant crew.”....

Read More..
Thursday, December 28, 2017
9th Circuit Gives Enviros New Way to Shut Down Hawaii Fishing Fleet
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 AM :: 2981 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...It's turtles this time....

Read More..
Monday, December 11, 2017
Payday Lending: Legislature to Consider New Regulations?
By News Release @ 1:13 AM :: 1584 Views :: Small Business

...Hawai‘i legalized payday lending in 1999 as a way to regulate the check cashing business.... 

Read More..
Friday, December 08, 2017
Airports Division spreads the red tape
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:47 PM :: 2305 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The pilot program requires the rideshare drivers to pay 7 percent of each fare to the state Airports Division....

Read More..
Monday, December 04, 2017
Trump: Major Changes in Management of Federal Monuments
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 2670 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

...Interior will make sure local voices are not drowned out by “large, well-funded NGOs and special interests”....

Read More..
Saturday, December 02, 2017
'Certificate of need’ laws are certifiably unnecessary
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:23 PM :: 1979 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

... no politician would want to get caught saying they supported limiting the number of  hospitals, dialysis facilities or MRI machines for rural areas.  And yet, that’s exactly what Hawaii's legislature has done ....

Read More..
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Executive Order 17-07: Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Hawaii
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:30 PM :: 3808 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...The executive order establishes an Administrative Director in the Office of the Governor who will support companies seeking to test self-driving vehicle technology in Hawaiʻi....

Read More..
Monday, November 27, 2017
Will Legislators Block Shutdown of All Ocean Users?
By Selected News Articles @ 7:23 PM :: 2365 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Thanks to the State Supreme Court's September 6, 2017 aquarium fishing decision, all ocean users now face the same fate as aquarium fishers--shut down awaiting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Reason: Why Does Hawaii Hate American Workers?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:23 PM :: 2010 Views :: Small Business

...In Hawaii, it takes an average of 988 days and $438 in fees to become licensed to perform one of many occupations under the thumbs of state regulators....

Read More..
Monday, November 20, 2017
What's in the Secret Air BnB Agreement?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:45 AM :: 3746 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...This report evaluates twelve publicly released agreements that Airbnb has entered with state or local governments....

Read More..
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Hawaii Professionals -- more licensing, fewer requirements
By News Release @ 6:28 PM :: 2184 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Institute for Justice finds Hawaii to be ‘most burdensome’ in USA due to the large number of professions requiring licensure.   In contrast, the Wisconsin study finds Hawaii to be the 'least burdensome' based on an analysis of 10 specific professions and the requirements to attain license in each....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Hawaii doesn’t need ‘certificate of need’ laws
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:21 PM :: 2430 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...the median wait time for treatment in the Queen’s Medical Center ER is about six hours and 20 minutes....

Read More..
Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Professional License--DCCA Launches Online Application Status Search
By News Release @ 8:49 PM :: 2107 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...to enable new applicants or existing licensees to search for their application status....

Read More..
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Fake Data Behind Coral Bleaching Report
By Selected News Articles @ 1:47 PM :: 4899 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...in the early 1900s Ahi, Aku, Marlin and other pelagic fish, were reported in the commercial reef fish data. Then they separated the pelagic and reef fish. This alone accounted most of the 90% decline....

Read More..
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Petition: Protect Short Term Rentals on Hawaii Island
By Selected News Articles @ 1:01 PM :: 3016 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tourism

Vacation house rules in works: Regulating ‘unhosted’ rentals seen as way to preserve housing for residents....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
What Can Hawaii Learn From Google
By Video @ 4:53 AM :: 2001 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...Kelii Akina and Ray Tsuchiyama discuss applying the lessons of Google to the future of Hawaii....

Read More..
Monday, October 30, 2017
AG Chin: Constitution Dictates Mandatory Gay Cakes
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 2662 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...The brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission....

Read More..
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Karma: Supreme Court Aquarium Ruling may apply to Dive Tour Operators
By Selected News Articles @ 3:27 PM :: 3435 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The Supreme Court Ruling will have far reaching impacts on all ocean permits issued by DLNR....

Read More..
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Should Surfrider be Licensed to Pass Out Property Tax Exemptions?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3618 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Recently, the Honolulu City Council approved on first reading Bill 80 (2017), which would award a real property tax exemption to “ocean-friendly restaurants.”...

Read More..
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Judge Invalidates Aquarium Collectors Permits
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 3166 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tourism

...DLNR continues to believe that existing aquarium fishing practices are sustainable and environmentally sound....

Read More..
Friday, October 27, 2017
Corporate Taxes -- Hawaii Ranks 14th
By Tax Foundation @ 3:26 AM :: 2431 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii dropped from 11th for 2017 to 14th for 2018....

Read More..
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
F is for Fail: 2017 Honolulu Small Business Friendliness
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 PM :: 2332 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu Rates F but the State overall rates C-....

Read More..
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Business Taxes: Hawaii Ranks 27th
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2534 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State Business Tax Climate Index is a measure of how well states structure their tax systems....

Read More..
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Recent Federal Court Ruling Affects Hawaii Tip Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 9:58 PM :: 2643 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...the 9th Circuit Court’s Marsh v. J. Alexander LLC decision makes life much easier for employers with tipped employees in Hawaii....

Read More..
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Harbors Division Soaking the Taxpayer – Again and Again
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2883 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business

...the Harbors Division isn’t satisfied with three years of triple-digit increases....

Read More..
Saturday, September 23, 2017
DLNR wants to triple fees for commercial marine licenses
By News Release @ 2:17 AM :: 2335 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

The hearings will be held at the following times and locations....

Read More..
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Am Samoa: Feds Settle with StarKist
By News Release @ 1:15 AM :: 2464 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...StarKist will pay a $6.3 million penalty and provide emergency response equipment to the American Samoa Department of Public Safety, Fire Services Bureau....

Read More..
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Hawaii Weed Stores to Go Cashless Oct 1 (sort of)
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3965 Views :: Law Enforcement, Small Business, Drugs

...Cash Transaction Will Continue under New ‘Cashless’ System....

Read More..
Saturday, September 09, 2017
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes Per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 2636 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...in FY 2015, the corporate income tax only comprised 5.3 percent of state tax collections....

Read More..
Saturday, September 09, 2017
BLNR Approves Boating Rule Changes
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 2793 Views :: Hawaii State Government, OHA, Small Business

...The rule changes cover a spectrum of boating and ocean recreation uses, such as: commercial use and parking permits and fees; commercial marine operations and tours....

Read More..
Saturday, September 09, 2017
Supreme Court: Aquarium Fisheries Sacrificed on Altar of Tourism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:50 PM :: 3517 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...The purpose of the Supreme Court is to give the enviros whatever they ask for.  Why?  Because the enviros are agents of the State’s #1 industry—tourism and land development....

Read More..
Monday, September 04, 2017
Hawaii Small Business in Facts and Figures
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 2261 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The state's economic engine starts on Main Street....

Read More..
Monday, September 04, 2017
Honolulu Republicans: On Labor Day Celebrate Entrepreneurship
By Brett Kulbis @ 1:00 PM :: 2330 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...We hope you take a moment and reflect on how much America’s entrepreneurial spirit and free market economy have enabled us to prosper and enjoy a standard of living unrivalled in history....

Read More..
Friday, September 01, 2017
Bill Before Congress: Claim--Hawaii Allows 'horrific legal market' in Dog Meat
By News Release @ 3:49 AM :: 5027 Views :: Agriculture, Law Enforcement, Small Business

"...An undercover investigation for EnviroWatch highlighted the brutality of dog meat farms in Hawaii...."

Read More..
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Interior Dep't Sends Trump Recommendations on National Monuments
By News Release @ 2:43 PM :: 2660 Views :: Environment, OHA, Small Business

...findings and recommendations on national monuments that were under review as a result of the April 26, 2017 executive order....

Read More..
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Kona DLNR Harassment: Judge Throws Case out on Technicality
By News Release @ 2:50 AM :: 3072 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Small Business

...Judge Fujino dismissed the case because plaintiffs cannot file suit directly in the circuit court challenging the application of a rule....

Read More..
Friday, August 18, 2017
Hawaii misses the bitcoin boom
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 3720 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

....Since then, the price of bitcoin has catapulted to over $4,000 per bitcoin, up from $1,000....

Read More..
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Honolulu Among 10 Worst Markets for House Flippers
By Selected News Articles @ 4:58 AM :: 2901 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...“Flip or Flop”....

Read More..
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
E-Cigs Get a Second Chance from FDA
By News Release @ 4:07 PM :: 2235 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Unexpected update from FDA halts federal regulations and embraces e-cigarettes....

Read More..
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
CNBC: Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for Business
By Selected News Articles @ 9:57 AM :: 2431 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Hawaii's disadvantages, like the regulatory regime and the roads, are not beyond its control ....

Read More..
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Tiki bar owner bows to ‘cultural appropriation’ outcry: ‘I am so very sorry’
By Selected News Articles @ 9:41 PM :: 3909 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

“Pretty soon we will be requiring ‘cultural appropriation’ training before anyone is allowed to open a business in this town.”

Read More..
Page 4 of 11First   Previous   1  2  3  [4]  5  6  7  8  9  10  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

Affordable Hawaii Coalition

ALEC

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Conservative Alliance

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

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