Entries by Ryan K. Hew

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Can you Charge a COVID Fee?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can a business add additional fees and charges to a bill due to COVID-19? Yes. Consider the additional costs to build barricades, close off every other table, provide enough disinfectant, and sanitizer. Also supplying disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) for employees. Obviously, that costs money. Additionally, for those of you in the food industry you […]

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Hawaii’s Headed Toward Reopening

Reading Time: 2 minutes Where is the Hawaii economy for reopening? Where can an owner get guidance to reopen? So here in Hawaii the economy is beginning to reopen. In Honolulu, hair, nail, lash, and in general beauty operators and services were allowed to re-open past Friday. In Maui, most businesses will be allowed to reopen on June 1st, […]

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Business Partnerships a Seminar Recap: All is Fair in Love and War

Reading Time: 4 minutes I just wanted to recap my seminar on business partnerships from last week at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Entitled All is Fair in Love and War: Navigating Business Partnerships, and playing off of Valentine’s Day, my panel and I discussed the ins and outs of business partnerships. We touched upon of course my focus, business law, […]

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How Can I Hunt Boar in Hawaii?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Happy Lunar New Year! As some of you know I do a post every year related to the Chinese zodiac animal of the New Year. Last year it was about landlord’s charging extra rent for dogs. The year prior to that one was, can you keep chickens in your backyard. Going to back when I […]

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A Board’s Resolve to Act: Corporate Resolutions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your Personal Resolutions vs. Corporate Resolutions So we are midway through January 2019 as of this post. How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? Are you preparing for your 2018 tax returns? Government shutdown or no the IRS will still be collecting taxes, so that’s always a struggle. In particular keeping your accounting and […]

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Happy Veterans Day: Resources for Veterans Owning a Small Business in Hawaii

Reading Time: 4 minutes Support for Veterans Through Business Ownership Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all the people who have enlisted to serve our country. I thank all veterans, but this post is mainly for highlighting those resources available to vets for small business ownership. As it is a topic that I care about and my personal […]

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Ryan Responds: What’s the Difference Between a Trade Name and Trademark?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is a Trade Name and a Trademark the Same Thing, or are They Different? In this Ryan Responds video, what are the differences between a trade name and a trademark. Short answer: they are different. Much of the confusion comes up nowadays when people are registering their business and trying to come up with the […]