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How Can I Hunt Boar in Hawaii?

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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Hawaii Senate Committee Hearing Increase on Minimum Wage Bill

Dear Hawaii Small Business Owner I reach out to you on this post as … A Small Law Firm Owner that Has Legislative Experience and Works with Businesses I am letting you know that the Hawaii legislature has a number of minimum wage bills introduced this legislative session (2019). I am an owner and Managing […]

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A Board’s Resolve to Act: Corporate Resolutions

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

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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Celebrating Our 2nd Anniversary

2nd Anniversary

What’s Going On with Our 2nd Anniversary It is our 2nd Anniversary and we are celebrating by inviting you to our Open House! If you are in the Honolulu area on Thursday, November 1st then stop by our offices to meet with us, our staff, and learn something. We will be conducting five (5) free seminars […]

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Oahu Pedestrian Fatalities in 2018 Increases: What is Going On?

2018 Oahu pedestrian deaths on the rise

The Rise In Pedestrian Fatalities Is Shocking. As a father with a young daughter, and someone who enjoys walking around our office and neighborhood, it is shocking to read about the rise of pedestrian accidents leading to fatalities here on Oahu. The Department of Transportation reports that Oahu has gone from 3 recorded deaths from […]

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

Ryan Responds trade name vs trademark

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 […]

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A Chef’s Work-Life Balance: Closed for Dinner, but Open to Subleasing or Partnering?

Between work and life.

Chefs and their Work-Life Dilemma: Dinner Service vs. Quality of Living A friend and a client recently shared a Food & Wine article on their social media. It was entitled “Why So Many Top Restaurants Are Closing for Dinner“. The article was about how restaurateurs and chefs were seeking better work-life balance by opting not to […]

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Ryan Responds: “What should go in your Operating Agreement?”

Ryan Responds trade name vs trademark

What Should go in your Operating Agreement? In this Ryan Responds video, I go over some of the more important items that an Operating Agreement should cover. While, not an exhaustive list, it is illustrative of the conversations LLC members and managers should have with one another. Business partners should strive to have this organizational […]

Can a Landlord Charge a Tenant Extra for a Dog?

Happy Lunar New Year all! It is that time of year again. Like last year, where I covered chickens for Year of the Rooster, and monkeys for Year of the Monkey prior to that, I will be talking about laws related to dogs here in Hawaii. I am not going to cover dog bite law […]