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Thursday, September 19, 2019
Uber's Days Are Numbered
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 4:05 PM :: 84 Views :: Small Business

...Their only "survival" option is to downsize by a factor of at least 10....

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Friday, September 13, 2019
37 Oahu TVRs Get Notice of Violation
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 525 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...more NOVs are anticipated in the coming weeks....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Hawaii
By News Release @ 10:49 PM :: 308 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...The Small Business Caucus is hosting the first-ever panel of speakers at the Hawaii State Capitol to discuss the future of A.I. in Hawaii's economy....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
DLNR Hikes Small Boat Harbor Fees
By News Release @ 6:38 PM :: 362 Views :: Small Business, Tourism, Cost of Living

... Fee increases for users of Hawai‘i small boat harbors and boating facilities will be implemented soon, after they were signed into law by Governor David Ige on August 13, 2019 ....

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Sunday, September 08, 2019
The Fight Over Honolulu Vacation Rentals Begins
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 894 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business

...Some of the requirements contradict themselves....

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Hawaii 'Throwback Rule' Keeps Business Out
By Tax Foundation @ 11:19 PM :: 530 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...Throwback rules can yield exceedingly high and often uncompetitive levels of taxation for some businesses, to the point that the outmigration they generate can more than offset any revenue gains from taxing “nowhere income.”....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
DBEDT: Economic Outlook Stable--too Early to Detect Effects of TVR Ban
By News Release @ 11:04 PM :: 705 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...The impact of the vacation rental ban on Oahu has not yet been seen in visitor arrivals....

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Friday, August 23, 2019
$15 Minimum Wage Differential for City & County of Honolulu Employees Ratified
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 937 Views :: Honolulu County, Labor, Small Business

...A supplemental agreement pilot project that provides a wage differential for City & County of Honolulu employees to make $15 an hour....

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Is the government helping or hurting the Hawaii economy?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:50 PM :: 878 Views :: Economy, Small Business

... minimum wage, the Hawaii brain drain, and Trump tariffs ....

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Percentage of Kids in PreSchool
By Selected News Articles @ 6:31 PM :: 777 Views :: Education K-12, Family, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii Child Care Costs More than College Tuition....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
How really to help low-income earners
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:40 PM :: 797 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...Minimum wage hikes are often promoted as a way to help the less fortunate out of poverty. But are they really the best tool for the job?....

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Honolulu's New Short-Term Rental Ordinance Challenged In Federal Court
By Robert Thomas @ 4:01 PM :: 1818 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

... read the full complaint ....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
"F" Again -- Hawaii Manufacturing and Logistics Scorecard
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 977 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...The Manufacturing Scorecard 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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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Military Consumers Target for Scams and Unethical Business Practices
By News Release @ 10:48 PM :: 957 Views :: Ethics, Military, Small Business

...BBB release Military Report on Marketplace Challenges....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
The Special Land and Development Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 772 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business

...Stop shooting the messenger and concentrate on cleaning house!....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
CNBC America's Top States for Business -- Hawaii 49th
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 1171 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Cost of Living

...To rank CNBC's 2019 America's Top States for Business, we put all 50 states through a rigorous test and graded them based on more than 60 measures of competitiveness in 10 broad categories....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
A Step in the Right Direction
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:06 PM :: 811 Views :: Small Business

...For almost three decades, the handyman exemption in Hawaii was capped at $1,000, a limit that includes the cost of labor and materials....

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Monday, July 08, 2019
Hawaii Among Worst States to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 1:31 PM :: 927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hawaii ranks 47th....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
​‘Positive disruptor’ shares policy views on 'Perry & the Posse'
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:04 AM :: 1346 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tourism

...“Let’s not kill the goose that lays the golden egg”....

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Friday, June 28, 2019
What The US Supreme Court's Property Rights Decision Means For Hawaii's Property Owners
By Robert Thomas @ 3:10 AM :: 2393 Views :: National News, Development, Judiciary, Land Use, Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s property owners now have many more options for fighting back against oppressive government regulation of property than they did last week.... 

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Auditor Rips DLNR Leasehold Management
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:57 PM :: 1398 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Land Use, Small Business

...The absence of long-range planning has left the Land Division staff without the expertise, resources, and options to actively and effectively manage its land portfolio....

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ige: Intent to Veto 20 Bills--Including AirBnB Tax
By News Release @ 1:58 AM :: 1614 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...Ige notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers of his Intent to Veto the following 20 measures....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
​Why doesn’t Hawaii privatize more public services?
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:49 PM :: 1416 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...Hawaii’s state and county governments aren’t known for delivering high-quality public services in a cost-efficient manner....

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Friday, June 21, 2019
‘De facto ban’ could poison tourism well
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:21 PM :: 1609 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...banning short-term rentals could hurt Hawaii more than people realize....

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Sunday, June 16, 2019
HI-5 – Have We Stopped the Leakage Yet?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1297 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business

...“Look. We’ve issued four audit reports on the program...."

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Let’s be reasonable about STRs
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:43 PM :: 1427 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...there is a bill before Gov. David Ige, SB 1292, which he has until June 24 to veto or sign....

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Thursday, June 13, 2019
Home Sharing Under Attack
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:54 PM :: 1106 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...lawmakers' plans to crack down on the vacation rental industry may hurt Hawaii's struggling economy....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Does Legalizing Uber and Lyft 'Take' The Property Of Taxi Companies?
By Robert Thomas @ 6:34 PM :: 1037 Views :: Small Business

...taxi companies in several cities have brought lawsuits claiming that legalizing ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft violates the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hawaii: 2nd Highest Taxes on Pass-Through Businesses
By Selected News Articles @ 4:48 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii combined pass-through business income tax rate 43.7%, second only to California....

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Saturday, May 11, 2019
State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits
By Tax Foundation @ 6:23 PM :: 1376 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii: Combined State-Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate 26.1% ....

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Thursday, May 09, 2019
Grassroot: Bill 89 Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:48 AM :: 2544 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Small Business, Tourism

...The Hawaii Constitution also has a clause that protects citizens from excessive fines, making it even more likely that someone will challenge the enormous fines associated with this proposal....

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Monday, May 06, 2019
Honolulu 5th-lowest Small Business Growth
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 1353 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Honolulu is slightly ahead of Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio....

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Friday, May 03, 2019
‘Sticks’ won’t resolve vacation rental debate
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:14 PM :: 1718 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

...Hawaii’s contradictory approach to short-term vacation rentals hasn’t been doing much to make anybody happy, and could, in fact, just be making things worse....

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Thursday, April 25, 2019
SCR204: OHA Insiders Exploit Aloha Poke Controversy to Grab Ownership of Hawaiian Culture for Themselves
By Andrew Walden @ 5:30 PM :: 2030 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

...The plan is the feudal-minded Office of Hawaiian Affairs-OHA will own ‘Aloha’ and you will have to buy aloha from them.  Poke too.  And they are using this to grab control of ‘genetic’ resources as well....

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Monday, April 22, 2019
Hawaii's Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business
By Selected News Articles @ 5:22 PM :: 1815 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business

...Hilo and Kahului are the places to be....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
State Launches Aquaculture Accelerator
By News Release @ 10:00 AM :: 1632 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits

...The accelerator will be based at NELHA’s Hawai‘i Ocean Science and Technology Park in Kailua-Kona on Hawai‘i ‘i Island and is expected to start its first cohort in the fall of 2019....

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
$17 Minimum Wage Cost $1.456 Billion per year
By News Release @ 4:19 AM :: 2257 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business

...If the average pay hike is $3.50/hr for 208K workers, a $17 minimum would cost $5.6M per 8 hour shift--$28M per 40 hr week--$1.456B per year....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Why Farm?
By Joni Kamiya @ 5:36 PM :: 2391 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business

...Wouldn’t be wonderful if a wealthy non-profit volunteered to pay for all the regulations they demand?....

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
Hawaii Smallest Firearms Industry in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:38 PM :: 2304 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Second Amendment, Small Business

...2019’s States Most Dependent on the Gun Industry....

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Friday, April 12, 2019
Want higher wages? Try economic freedom
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:24 PM :: 2261 Views :: Economy, Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...Hawaii policymakers cannot mandate people into prosperity....

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Friday, April 05, 2019
DLNR Seeks Bidders to Redevelop Ala Wai Harbor
By News Release @ 2:09 PM :: 2650 Views :: Honolulu County, Land Use, OHA, Small Business, Tourism

...The redevelopment should take into consideration input received in the DTL, LLC Final Report....

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
Got Milk? DoH Consent Decree Requires Shut Down of Big Island Dairy
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2435 Views :: Hawaii County , Environment, Agriculture, Small Business

...The AOC requires Big Island Dairy owners to terminate their dairy operations, remove all their cows from confinement on the site, clean and remove the existing wastewater system, and pay $79,000 by June of 2019....

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Maui Mayor Proposes $869.5M Budget
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 2139 Views :: Maui County, Small Business, Taxes, Tourism

...tax increases would affect commercial, up by 14 cents per $1,000 of valuation; industrial, up by 3 cents per thousand; hotel and resort, up by 23 cents per thousand; and short-term rental, up by 27 cents per thousand....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Hilo Has the Highest Food Prices in America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 3044 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...As much as a third of the food waste in Hawaii is due to food that has gone bad before it reaches the consumer....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
​The hypocrisy of minimum-wage laws
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:45 PM :: 1921 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Cost of Living

...it is never enough....

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Friday, March 22, 2019
How high is too high? What’s known and unknown about minimum wage increases
By UHERO @ 4:02 AM :: 1798 Views :: Labor, Small Business

...the subsequent increase to $13 led to large reductions in hours for low wage workers of 6-7% that completely offset a 3% rise in the average hourly wages....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Lesbian Home Invasion: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Hawaii Case
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 PM :: 3454 Views :: First Amendment, Small Business

...A state-level decision against the property owner shows the limits of the Supreme Court's wedding cake ruling....

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Monday, March 18, 2019
Innovation? Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 3:35 PM :: 1941 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education, Small Business

...Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth....

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Saturday, March 16, 2019
Restore flexibility for delivery of public services
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:38 PM :: 2019 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Small Business

...You just violated Hawaii law. Get ready to be sued....

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Thursday, March 14, 2019
Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments
By News Release @ 4:10 PM :: 1980 Views :: Environment, National News, Small Business, Obama

...The American Samoan Government and its people were barely consulted before these monuments were established or expanded. As a result, our local fishermen were barred from accessing the waters that Samoans have been visiting for over a millennium....

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