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Monday, April 06, 2015
US Census Looks at Small Businesses in Hawaii
By News Release @ 11:49 AM :: 2565 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...statistics on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other items by industry....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
UHERO: Economic Impact of NELHA
By UHERO @ 12:40 PM :: 3247 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Economy, Small Business

NELHA currently accommodates 37 tenants ranging from companies bottling deep sea water to solar and biofuel companies....

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Friday, March 06, 2015
Hawaii Ranks 47th in New Firm Formation
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 AM :: 3054 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...the economy is still not creating as many new firms as it did before the recession....

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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Requirement calling for triple pay on state holidays removed from Senate Bill
By News Release @ 2:32 AM :: 2686 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...please join your legislators for an informal reception at the Capitol hosted by NFIB on Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m....

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Monday, March 02, 2015
Hawaii the extortionate state--Vacation Rental Bills Violate NAFTA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 4420 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

Ownership of a Hawaiian vacation rental has become a dangerous investment....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
HB1482: “Hawaii Invests Local Act” Supports Crowdfunding
By News Release @ 9:33 AM :: 1991 Views :: Small Business

...House Bill 1482 aims to establish a crowd-funding exemption for limited intrastate investments between Hawaii residents and Hawaii businesses....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
California Plastic Bag Ban Suspended as 800,000 Sign Repeal Ballot Petition
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 3608 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes
“SB 270 was never a bill about the environment. It was a backroom deal between the California Grocers Association and their union friends to scam consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees – all under the guise of environmentalism.”
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Sunday, February 22, 2015
Seminar: Your Rights When HART Comes to Take Your Property
By Robert Thomas @ 9:25 PM :: 3216 Views :: Rail, Small Business

...Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. at the Farrington High School Cafeteria....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Hawaii #2 in USA: 51.2% Tax on S-Corporation Income
By Selected News Articles @ 2:34 PM :: 3663 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

The fasted growing type of pass-through business is the S corporation....

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Warning labels and beverage tax fail in Legislature
By News Release @ 1:36 PM :: 2342 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

We have good news to share about our fights against unfair taxes and regulation....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Small Business Caucus Backs HB266 Regulatory Review Board
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 3065 Views :: Rail, Small Business, Taxes

...Small Business Caucus of the Hawaii State Legislature today announced its priority list of bills....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Warning Label Bills Unfairly Single Out One Product
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 4294 Views :: Small Business

...S.B. 1270 and H.B. 1438 would place warning labels on hundreds of sugar-sweetened beverages....

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
HB536 Imposes Massive New Payroll Reporting Requirements on Businesses
By Rep Bob McDermott @ 2:11 AM :: 2140 Views :: Small Business

...Establishes a wage reporting requirement. Provides penalties for violation. Prohibits retaliation against employees....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
SB946: Repeal GE Tax on intermediary business transactions.
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:51 PM :: 2481 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...the state is frequently singled out as having one of the most burdensome tax systems in the nation....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
SB958: Repeal Corporate Income Tax
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:46 PM :: 3125 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...it is necessary to take bold action and embrace policies that improve the state’s business climate....

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Monday, February 02, 2015
SB946/SB958: Cut Business GE Tax and Business Income Tax
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:56 PM :: 2478 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:45pm at the Capitol Building, Room 016....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Hawaii Ranks 50th in Payroll from Sole Proprietors, S-Corps, LLCs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 PM :: 3311 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

Pass-through businesses pay a significant role in the US economy. They account for 95 percent of all businesses, more than 60 percent of all business income, and more than 50 percent of all employment....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DLNR Report Shows Major Increase in Aquarium Fish Populations
By Selected News Articles @ 5:53 PM :: 3318 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Overall Yellow Tang abundance has increased 58% (over 1.3 million fish) from 1999/2000 to 2012-2013 to a current population of 3.6 million fish....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
DLNR Imposes 3% Gross Receipts Fee on Ocean Recreation Vendors
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 3019 Views :: Small Business, Tourism
Permit fees are $200 per month or 3% of gross receipts; whichever is greater....
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Hawaii is Dead Last in Employment by Sole Proprietors, S-Corps, LLCs
By Selected News Articles @ 4:56 PM :: 3176 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

Delaware (49.5 percent) and Hawaii (48 percent) are the only states with pass-through employment less than 50% share of total private sector employment....

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Hawaii Escrow Companies: Federal 'Kickback' Rules Mean Realtors must do the Paperwork
By Andrew Walden @ 8:44 PM :: 3551 Views :: Small Business

...it's been at least a decade since I or any agent or broker prepared a time line or ordered a condo doc....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
"'Integral Yoga' Group and Swami Hope to Find Their Inner Balance in Federal Court"
By Robert Thomas @ 9:30 PM :: 3193 Views :: Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...for not permitting it to use their site on Maui's north shore for things like weddings....

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Monday, January 05, 2015
Kelii Akina: 2014 Business Year in Review with Kam Napier
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:03 AM :: 2112 Views :: Small Business

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Kam Napier (Editor-in-Chief, Pacific Business News) about the noteworthy events of 2014....

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Friday, January 02, 2015
Auditor: State Policies Create Barrier to Glass Recycling
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:58 PM :: 4440 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the interaction between the advance disposal fee (ADF) and the deposit beverage container (DBC) programs creates inefficiencies in the recycling or down-cycling of glass....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Auditor: Regulation of Veterinary Technicians, Herbal Therapists not Warranted
By News Release @ 10:58 PM :: 2362 Views :: Small Business

Hawaii State Auditor rejects proposals for unnecessary regulation of professionals....

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014
New report ranks Hawaii among worst places for business
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:08 AM :: 2996 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The study did note three positives: a low corporate capital gains tax; low property taxes and low wireless taxes....

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Unemployment Insurance Rates Drop 22%
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 3114 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015....

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Hawaii 4th-Worst State for Small Business
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:45 AM :: 2867 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Low Ranking on Small Business Policy Index Points to Need for Economic Reform....

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Sunday, November 16, 2014
The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:01 AM :: 2737 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

The Tax Foundation just released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index....

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Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sen Sam Slom to Retire as President of Smart Business Hawaii
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:30 AM :: 2831 Views :: Small Business

Slom and the Board unanimously tapped successful business owner Tyler Roukema to take the reins of SBH....

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 3122 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Election Results: NFIB expects increased focus on small-business issues
By News Release @ 11:50 PM :: 2887 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...leadership changes are expected to affect the legislative agendas of the state Department of Labor and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism....

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Saturday, November 08, 2014
Operating Loss? How Hawaii Corporate Income Taxes Compare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 3857 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

When businesses suffer losses in a calendar year, well-structured corporate tax codes allow them to deduct those losses against previous or future tax returns....

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
CNBC: Hawaii ranks 49th for Business Friendliness
By Selected News Articles @ 5:05 AM :: 2854 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

We score all 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves.....

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
What Will It Take to Grow GDP? (Part 3)
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3017 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii fell eight rungs from last year, tying the great state of New Jersey for the honor of being the least improved state....

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Hawaii Federation of Independent Businesses Endorses Aiona for Governor
By News Release @ 4:02 PM :: 2287 Views :: Small Business

...America’s largest small-business association today endorsed Duke Aiona for governor, citing his superior record on Main Street, Hawaii issues....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Business Development Counselors Rank Hawaii Business Environment
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 2502 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

“Winning Strategies provides a glimpse into the minds of corporate executives and site selection consultants and their perceptions of locations across the United States and the world.”

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Monday, October 20, 2014
Plastic Bag Ban Increases Litter
By NCPA @ 1:35 PM :: 3768 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Solid Waste

San Francisco saw an increase in litter after its bag ban was implemented....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Are Anti-Price Gouging Policies to Blame for Shortages on the Big Island?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:13 AM :: 3797 Views :: Hawaii County , Economy, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The government bought ice here so no one else could buy the ice....

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Monday, October 13, 2014
Congress to Consider Internet Sales Tax After Election
By NCPA @ 1:40 PM :: 2496 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...lawmakers are pushing to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act after the November midterm elections....

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Friday, October 10, 2014
Roadside animal farm may be casualty of Hawaii government
By Malia Zimmerman @ 5:04 AM :: 3174 Views :: DHHL, Small Business

A 10-year battle in state court over a 120-acre commercial property in Waimanalo is coming to an end....

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Sunday, October 05, 2014
Hawaii Superferry Making a Comeback?
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 3923 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

5pm to 10pm Monday October 6th 2014 PIER 19 Ferry Facility....

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Friday, October 03, 2014
Entrepreneurship? Hawaii has 2nd Worst Congressional Delegation
By News Release @ 4:27 AM :: 3330 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

Only Vermont is worse....

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
WESPAC: Obama Admin Did not Consult on Tuna Monument
By News Release @ 2:49 AM :: 3313 Views :: Environment, Small Business

“Our US Pacific Island fishermen already comply with the strictest regulations in the world.”

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
October 6 Last Day to Register to Vote
By News Release @ 6:15 PM :: 3332 Views :: Office of Elections, Small Business
October 6: Last day to register to vote. >>> Register HERE <<<
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
American Samoa Delegate Left Out of Obama Tuna Monument Talks
By Selected News Articles @ 7:13 PM :: 3401 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...Western Pacific Fishery Management Council Executive Director Kitty Simonds who was able to broker this meeting....

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Monday, September 15, 2014
Senate Candidate Lethem Slams Kaka’ako Parking Scam
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 3099 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Chris Lethem, candidate for state senate representing Kaka’ako and neighboring areas, today called on HCDA to stop two brothers from strong‐arming Kaka’ako businesses....

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Bag Bans are Bad Business
By NCPA @ 11:48 AM :: 3350 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

The government was forced to raise the tax after they noticed that bag use was increasing as consumers began absorbing the cost of the bags....

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Friday, September 12, 2014
DLIR Retakes Occupational Safety Job from OSHA
By News Release @ 12:50 AM :: 3061 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012....

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Friday, September 05, 2014
VIDEO: 'Biblical' Spawning Event on Hawaii Reefs
By Video @ 5:30 PM :: 3642 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Scuba divers and aquarium fisherman have noted throughout the islands have noticed that there has been major increases in new juvenile fish populations over the past months....

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