Business roundup: 05-07-18

Nonprofit workshop Wednesday

The West Hawaii Small Business Development Center will be offering a workshop, “How to Form and Run a Non-Profit” from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hale Iako, 73-970 Makako Bay Dr. on the NELHA (OTEC) campus. Registration starts at 8:45 a.m.


Nonprofit businesses share many of the same issues as for-profit businesses, but also come with concerns that are unique. This workshop will explore all of these. Lauren Avery has worked with nonprofits for over 30 years on both Oahu and Hawaii Island and has the experience and expertise to both enlighten and inspire you.

Registration is $20. Info: or call 333-5000.

Work from Hawaii program goes after remote go-getters

National data reveals more Americans are choosing to work remotely to accommodate demandingcareers, but a new survey commissioned by Hawaii Tourism United States (HTUSA) may indicate that working from home — or WFH — has taken on a new meaning, with employees spending more time in unique (and sometimes far off locations) to drive productivity.

HTUSA polled over 1,000 Americans for a closer look at office habits ranging from how we break up the day, to what inspires creativity, and found most millennials (ages 22-37) admit they tend to work while on vacation and expect to take home more than a souvenir from their trips.

Most Americans (88 percent) agree that exposure to new people and cultures are essential to creativity, and nearly 2 in 3 (64 percent) yearn to come home with a refreshed attitude. The new insights summarize an “always-on” mentality, where American employees seem to take work wherever they go to foster better outcomes, problem-solving abilities, enhance creativity — and ultimately come back to their office environments and home cities feeling better equipped to do their jobs.

Inspired by this workforce on the move — from home offices, to coffee shops, co-working spaces and restorative travel adventures – Hawaii Tourism United States will launch Work From Hawaii, featuring six carefully curated “residencies” located on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Island of Hawaii.

The week-long “WFH” residencies are designed to inspire the best work of your life; and suit the interests and occupations of the busiest, most ambitious city-dwellers, from advertising executives to start-up CEOs, techies, writers, and even visual artists. Room, board and experience is sponsored by HTUSA to spark a new type of routine that only Hawaii can provide. Each opportunity features a unique work and living space, dedicated island ambassadors and hands-on itineraries to delve deep into Hawaii’s cuisine, culture, and adventure.


While the program will be piloted in New York City and open to professionals who live or work in the city’s five boroughs, the tourism team hopes the idea could potentially be adopted in other cities.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at: from April 30 to June 4, 2018 and the week-long residencies will take place in September 2018.

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