Small Business Matters: HIplan 2020: Hawaii Island’s Entrepreneurial Competition

COVID has interrupted much of the island’s and the world’s economic activity. What it has not interrupted was this years’ fifth annual HIplan Business Plan Competition, finals of which were held virtually on Oct 24. HIplan’s goal is to help stimulate the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem on Hawaii Island. It does this, in part, through sponsoring an annual Business Plan Competition, where 35 entrepreneurs this year were judged on their ability to communicate their business plans in various ways: in writing in round one, and then verbally in rounds two and three, taking the finalists down to a group of eight.

Top CEOs met to plan response to Trump’s election denial

WASHINGTON — Only a few of America’s CEOs have made public statements about President Donald Trump’s refusal to accept his election loss, but in private, many are alarmed and talking about what collective action would be necessary if they see an imminent threat to democracy.

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