Hawaii Business Plan

According to federal figures, most businesses in the country are small businesses. On Hawaii Island, about four out of five businesses have fewer than 20 employees. But small businesses often need some assistance to succeed. And that's where an entrepreneur from Kona is helping. 

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These days it seems most new inventions come in the form of software, such as games or apps for your smartphone. But at least one Hawaii entrepreneur is finding success with a more old-fashioned invention.

If you’re looking for a different place to shop and eat in Honolulu, ‘Ohana Hale Marketplace might interest you.  The Marketplace is basically street stalls in air conditioning, and more than fifty of the stalls are food vendors, inside the former Sports Authority on Ward Avenue. New shuttles from Waikīkī should improve traffic for the hopeful entrepreneurs.

Jasmine Takanikos
Jasmine Takanikos

Today, everyone who uses social media is, in effect, creating an image and a brand; activities that used to be the domain of advertising agencies.  The next HPR ThinkSpot with the Honolulu Museum of Art focuses on two successful entrepreneurs, jeweler Bliss Lau and branding and marketing strategist Jasmine Takanikos, who will share tips on centering your brand, as an entrepreneur or as an individual.

The Conversation: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

May 24, 2016
Flickr - Edmund Garman

Startup Culture in Hawaii; Il Trovatore at HOT; DOE Strategic Plan; Composting with Worms

State of the Startup Investment Industry in Hawaii: Meli James

Bytemarks Café: The Mind Of An Entrepreneur

Jan 27, 2016

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll dive a little deeper into the mind of an entrepreneur. We'll explore the mental health of an entrepreneur and what drives them to risk it all when the odds for success are stacked against them. 

  First we'll cover some local science and tech stories, then we'll speak with Donavan Kealoha about an upcoming Entrepreneur Foundation event. Then Tiffany Quezada will tell us about the new Hobnob launch. Finally, we'll talk about the new face of entrepreneurship, accelerators, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Joining us are Meli James and Bryan Butteling.

Bytemarks Cafe: Voice of the Sea

Feb 12, 2014

First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Matt Heim from Electric Pencil to tell us about the upcoming Pacific Bridge Conference for entrepreneurs. Finally, we talk to Kanesa Seraphin about some of her discoveries from exploring science and culture across the Pacific in her program Voice of the Sea.

  First we'll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Carey & Brandon Bennett from Happy Hour Hawaii to tell us about their nation wide rollout. Finally, we find out from Russel Cheng and Tim Dick about the Honolulu chapter of the Founders Institute and how it's helping to build the entrepreneurial startup ecosystem.