Small Business

Nearly 300 business owners and individuals with start-up ideas and businesses benefitted from a day spent at the no cost Hawaii Small Business Fair, held on Saturday, August 8th at Honolulu Community College (HCC). Co-hosted by DBEDT, attendees enjoyed a wide range of thirty (30) business workshop topics that included: Copyrights, Patents & Trademarks, Financing ...
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by Erika Engle, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, August 7, 2015 The instruction that you should make lemonade if life gives you lemons sort of applies to Matt Castro of Keaau, Hawaii island. Rather than lemons however, life gave him a stroke in 2011, effectively ending his career as a union carpenter. He didn’t make lemonade. Instead, he ...
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By Erika Engle, June 26, 2015, Honolulu Star-Advertiser The goodies handmade in Ko Bakery’s Kauai kitchens can be found all over  the Garden Isle, and with a little effort, on the other major islands.“We only do very premium, excellent products; our brand is all about that,” said S. Morris Wise, a partner in the four-member business. ...
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