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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 3300 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 :: 3046 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 :: 4059 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 :: 3029 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 :: 3221 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 :: 2431 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 :: 2648 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 :: 3987 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 :: 4092 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 :: 2663 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 :: 3365 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 :: 4088 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 :: 3530 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 :: 3510 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 :: 3524 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 :: 3567 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 :: 3278 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 :: 3586 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 :: 3254 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 :: 3810 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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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Tuna Monument: Faleomavaega Slow on the Draw
By Selected News Articles @ 8:20 PM :: 4579 Views :: Energy, National News, Politicians, Small Business

...it took nearly a month for the ailing delegate to file a formal letter with Obama pleading with him not to take any action that would harm American Samoa....

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
DCCA: Ige Business 'Not in Good Standing'
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 4772 Views :: Politicians, Small Business

...According To The DCCA, Robert A. Ige And Associates Has Misfiled Several Annual Reports, And Failed To File Their 2012 Report Until May 5, 2014....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Saipan Gets better Representation than American Samoa
By Selected News Articles @ 8:04 PM :: 3763 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business

...“this is certainly the most important congressional group to visit the Northern Marianas at one time.”....

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
More On That Pesky Banner-Towing Airplane
By Robert Thomas @ 1:30 PM :: 3068 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business
Have Honolulu residents really called 911 to report the plane as the mayor requested?
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Obama, Pacific Islands Leave US Tuna Fleet 'without fishing access to the Pacific Ocean'
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 3091 Views :: Environment, Small Business

“Protected Monument Marine Parks,” without consultation with industry or science, has created an environment of increased pressure to secure fishing access within the remaining ocean....

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Lawmakers Throw Light on Secretive ‘Operation Choke Point’
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:39 PM :: 1929 Views :: Small Business

...Operation Choke Point seeks to weed out businesses from the marketplace that the Obama administration considers objectionable....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Do you Support Regulating Plate Lunch Containers?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 6:05 PM :: 2992 Views :: Environment, Small Business

Two important bills the Council is reviewing may affect these items....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S. Senate Democrats introduce bill to counter Hobby Lobby decision
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:47 AM :: 3750 Views :: First Amendment, Religion, Small Business

Schatz is among several Senate Democrats trying to counter the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case....

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Video: Is Uber Super?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 2671 Views :: Small Business

Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Dale Evans, owner of Charley’s Taxi....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Hawaii Under Attack From The Air!
By Robert Thomas @ 4:40 AM :: 3717 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...from some of the reaction we're seeing, you might think the Imperial Japanese Navy was once again off of our fair shores....

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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Winner and Still Champ! Oh, No!!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3680 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

The old saying "nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" seems to sum up employment conditions in Hawaii....

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
Must Hawaii Employers Preserve Absent Employees Positions Indefinitely?
By News Release @ 4:37 PM :: 2825 Views :: Labor, Small Business

The First Circuit Court of Hawaii will have to decide whether employers in the state have a legal obligation to preserve an employee’s original position indefinitely ....

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Monday, June 30, 2014
Today the Supreme Court Protected Religious Freedom
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:25 PM :: 2883 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...the justices ruled the government will not be able to force Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties to provide coverage of four drugs and devices that can end the life of a human embryo....

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Court Strikes Down Soda Ban
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:34 PM :: 2485 Views :: Small Business
“This was a bad day for the food police and a good day for individual freedom”
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Monday, June 23, 2014
Voters Look to Small-Business Owners for Guidance
By Selected News Articles @ 8:22 AM :: 2352 Views :: Small Business
“Disproportionately large percentages of small-business owners are registered to vote (95%), [and] usually do vote (84%)”
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Productivity and Innovation: Hawaii Stuck on ‘F’
By News Release @ 4:31 PM :: 3589 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

The categories in this report were chosen as those most likely to be considered by site selection experts for manufacturing and logistics firms....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paychecks Hawaii Ratings of the 2014 Legislature
By News Release @ 5:02 PM :: 3704 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Small Business
Lawmakers are rated on their support and advocacy for small business and an improved business climate....
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Thursday, June 05, 2014
NFIB Hawaii 2014 Legislative Wrap-up
By News Release @ 8:29 PM :: 2354 Views :: Small Business

...NFIB helped defeat three bills negatively affecting small business before the Legislature adjourned May 2....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Abercrombie Signs Minimum Wage Hike
By News Release @ 11:39 PM :: 2694 Views :: Labor, Small Business
Minimum Wage Bill Signing 2...
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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Should Honolulu Ban Biodegradable Bags?
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 10:34 PM :: 3477 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Small Business

...Honolulu City Council’s Committee on Public Works and Sustainability held a hearing yesterday to discuss a proposal to expand the existing ban to include biodegradable bags....

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Chamber of Commerce 23 Harmful Bills Stopped in Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 3598 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

Of the 54 bills harmful to business that were introduced this session that we tracked, 23 bills were stopped....

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
SBH Conference: Working for a Better Hawaii Business Climate
By News Release @ 12:19 AM :: 2296 Views :: Small Business

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel, from 8 am to 2 pm....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
CATO: Minimum Wage Increase Not the Answer in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 4:52 PM :: 3956 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

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

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Monday, April 28, 2014
Ige Opposes Appointment of Kobayashi VP to HCDA
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 4751 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)....

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Kobayashi Group is not a “Small Business” as Defined by the HCDA Law
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3575 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....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 3957 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

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

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Sunday, April 13, 2014
NFIB Recruiting Hawaii Small Business Leaders
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2458 Views :: Small Business

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

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Using Property Rights in Fishery Management
By NCPA @ 1:36 PM :: 2817 Views :: Environment, Small Business

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

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Sunday, April 06, 2014
Occupy, Union Activists Organizing Homeless Tent Cities in Honolulu?
By Andrew Walden @ 4:35 AM :: 9399 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....

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
HCDA ‘Small Business’ Reps: Kobayashi & Mitsunaga
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 4092 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....

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