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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
HDoT: New Rules Make Uber/Lyft Permanent at Airport
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 91 Views :: Small Business

... The rules are in place to ensure there is a level playing field for all prearranged ground transportation companies ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Sunset Beach Dune Restoration Project utilizing private public partnership
By News Release @ 7:22 PM :: 107 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Tourism

... Project involving numerous city agencies, community groups, and local non-profits for erosion mitigation ....

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Hawaii graded 'F' for small businesses
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 190 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey has surveyed thousands of entrepreneurs on the state and local public policies that affect their ability to start, operate, and grow a business....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
Wayfair – Playing Catch-Up
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 498 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...One good thing is that Hawaii has made its position known early, so that those businesses who choose to compete in our marketplace will know what the rules are....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
At NELHA, Tenant Debt Accumulates For Years, Then Is Simply Written Off
By Selected News Articles @ 10:04 PM :: 1200 Views :: Hawaii County , Small Business, Tax Credits

...Thanks to the changes in lease language, the state landlord has no clear idea of how many tenants are at NELHA, what they produce, or what rent they pay....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
WESPAC to Trump: Veto HR4528
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 411 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...America's seafood consumers may soon be deprived of sustainably harvested domestic marlin products should President Trump sign legislation to prohibit interstate commerce of billfish landed in Hawaii....

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Friday, August 03, 2018
Home Care Agencies must apply for State License
By News Release @ 3:22 AM :: 427 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Beginning Aug. 10, 2018, the Hawai‘i Department of Health will require all Home Care Agencies to apply for licensure by the state....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Mainland Animal Liberation Nuts Demand End to Aquarium Fishing
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 430 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...(the usual suspects) urged Hawaii Governor David Ige to immediately halt all extraction of marine animals for aquarium purposes on Friday, July 27....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
20 Year Anniversary of Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board
By News Release @ 6:58 PM :: 581 Views :: Small Business

...The SBRRB is the “watchdog” for the more than 128,000 small businesses in that may be impacted by rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies....

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Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Wayfair Switch in Time
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 582 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Wayfair v. South Dakota case. It was a huge turning point in constitutional law involving the ability of states to tax “online sellers”....

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Saturday, July 28, 2018
EIS Will Be Required for Aquarium Permits
By News Release @ 3:26 AM :: 421 Views :: Environment, Small Business

"...It will also give interested parties the opportunity to offer additional documentation and comment...."

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Report: Illegal TVRs Create 7,000 Jobs on Oahu
By News Release @ 11:49 PM :: 577 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...the following economic impact would be at risk if 60% of O‘ahu’s Alternative Accommodation inventory were eliminated....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Legislature 2018: Accomplishments for small business
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 372 Views :: Small Business

...paid leave, predictive scheduling, State-run retirement program....

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Farm Fair 2018: Eating the GMO Papaya
By Joni Kamiya @ 1:05 PM :: 874 Views :: Small Business, GMOs

...A few minutes later, she came back and took a slice and ate it to the skin....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Retroactive Internet Sales Tax--DoTax Chickens Out
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 906 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...“To avoid any constitutional concerns, the department will not retroactively administer Act 41....” 

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Caldwell Proposes Reducing Regulatory Burden on Transportation Providers
By Selected News Articles @ 2:51 AM :: 604 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...“Instead of putting more restrictions on ride-hailing customers, Hawaii should explore ways to relieve taxi drivers of over-burdensome regulations,” Akina said....

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
CNBC: America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 47th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:40 AM :: 646 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness....

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Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hawaii's First Hemp Growers Licensed
By News Release @ 1:44 PM :: 659 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...industrial hemp refers to cannabis plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration at or below 0.3 percent....

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Monday, July 02, 2018
Best States to Start a Business? Hawaii 50th
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 AM :: 866 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...WalletHub compared the 50 states across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise....

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Sunday, July 01, 2018
It’s Not Easy Bein’ — an Employer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 865 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Before I hire the worker, I need to comply with laws saying what I can and can’t ask the prospective employee....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Maui Planning Department Finalizes Short-Term Occupancy List
By News Release @ 9:45 PM :: 795 Views :: Maui County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...The list can be used by the public, property owners, realtors and the County for a quick determination about whether short-term occupancy – defined by the county as fewer than 180 days – is allowed without a permit....

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Volcano? What Volcano? Hawaii Hotel Occupancy Up 1.5% for May
By News Release @ 3:33 PM :: 615 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...The survey generally excludes properties with under 20 lodging units, such as small bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, single-family vacation rentals, cottages, individually rented vacation condominiums....

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Akina: Caldwell makes right call on ride-hailing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:33 PM :: 966 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...On Thursday, he introduced a bill that would even the playing field for taxis, to help bring their business model into the 21st century....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Supreme Court Legalizes Internet Sales Tax--And Hawaii May Get Nothing
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 1879 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...despite Hawaii’s new e-commerce law in anticipation of the court ruling, local tax attorneys caution the state could still face legal challenges in collecting those taxes because of its unique tax structure and what now look like flaws in signed legislation....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
State Gives Away $900K to Manufacturers
By News Release @ 1:46 PM :: 804 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits

...Give us $1.55B and we’ll create 80,000 jobs.  Promise!  —uh--just like we did last time when you gave us $2B....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Leaves a Dinosaur-Sized Economic Footprint in State of Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:48 PM :: 887 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

...The film generated more than $31 million in local economic activity and contributed more than $6.9 million in wages to over 1,200 local workers....

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Caldwell: Loosen Taxi Regs for Everybody
By News Release @ 1:51 AM :: 845 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Caldwell said at a news conference that rather than require ride-hailing drivers to abide by long-held taxi rules, cabbies should be freed from their constraints and allowed to operate like their Uber and Lyft counterparts....

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Monday, June 18, 2018
New Campaign Highlights 680 Beer Distribution Jobs in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:24 PM :: 736 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...National Beer Wholesalers Association launches 'Delivering Local Jobs'; Tells story of independent beer distributors in Hawaii....

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card -- Hawaii Stuck on 'F'
By News Release @ 2:09 AM :: 983 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The 2018 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
'Surge pricing' ban will hurt Honolulu consumers
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:59 PM :: 854 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges Mayor Caldwell to reject the City Council measure....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Hawaii #3 in Sin Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State of Hawaii is the senior partner in the sin business....

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Saturday, June 02, 2018
2017: Google Generates $171M of Economic Activity in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 982 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The value of Google Search and AdWords for businesses is the profit they receive from clicks on search results and ads minus their cost of advertising, estimated as $8 profit for every $1 spent....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3167 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours to Pay $570,000 To Settle EEOC Male-On-Male Sexual Harassment Suit
By News Release @ 1:34 AM :: 1267 Views :: Ethics, Family, Labor, Small Business

...Company President Sexually Harassed Male Employees for More Than a Decade, Federal Agency Says....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
We Can’t See It or Touch It, But We Can Tax It!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1208 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...HB 2416 applies Hawaii Use Tax to intangible property....

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
Fisheries Management: UH Identifies Next Targets
By News Release @ 6:13 PM :: 858 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...In their computer model, the research team simulated the effect of removing fishing pressure....

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
S. 2155: Checks to Clear Faster in Am Samoa, NMI
By News Release @ 6:20 PM :: 727 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Small Business

...the provision reduces the lengthy 30-day hold on checks and puts the islands on equal footing with the states where the hold rarely exceeds 5 business days....

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Can Uber Stay in Honolulu?
By Video @ 12:28 AM :: 1308 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

... "The Infamous" Bill 35 and it's effects on Hawaii's local population as well as tourists ....

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Caldwell: LimeBike will be Cool When it Properly Greases the Haunches of Power
By News Release @ 10:11 PM :: 2464 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Government Moves Quickly When Politicos Don’t Get a Cut of New Business....

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ninth Circuit’s Equal Pay Decision Requires Hawaii Employers to Reexamine Pay Structures
By Selected News Articles @ 2:25 AM :: 932 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...In the case, Rizo v. Yovino, the court determined that the EPA bars employers from relying on past wage or salary history as a justification for pay disparities....

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Inflation Making Minimum Wage Irrelevant
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:54 PM :: 959 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s Legislature did not approve a higher minimum wage this year....

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Court Orders Hawaiian Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 964 Views :: Environment, Small Business

...enviros continue to obstruct all non-tourism activities in and around Hawaii....

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Saturday, May 05, 2018
Feds Approve Hawaii Air Ambulance deal
By News Release @ 11:20 AM :: 845 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...FTC Approves Final Order Imposing Conditions on Merger of Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. and AMR Holdco, Inc....

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Monday, April 30, 2018
Honolulu, Pearl City Among Worst Places to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 962 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Pearl City ranks 178th--5th highest--for Labor Costs....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1283 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Honolulu: Highest Paid Realtors in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 1156 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Highest Median Annual Wage for Real Estate Agents–Honolulu and Pearl City tied for #1....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Hawaii 2nd-Worst State for House Flippers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 1268 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii has the seventh-smallest average gross ROI in flips at less than 30 percent. Plus, its median home list price of over $900,000, the highest nationwide, ties up a lot of your capital at a time....

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Which Hawaii Town is Best Place to Start a Business?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 1335 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

... Waipahu, Pearl City and Kaneohe are the worst ....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Does Your State Tax Manufacturing Machinery?
By Tax Foundation @ 4:38 PM :: 1129 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...the sales tax bases in Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Dakota are incredibly broad, so it’s not surprising that they would tax these types of transactions....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hawaii occupational licensing laws 'headed in wrong direction'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 PM :: 1281 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...Grassroot Institute president urges removal of barriers to economic mobility....

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