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The Aloha State provides a wealth of resources to help new businesses open and succeed in the long run.


Hawaii is a great place to be an entrepreneur and start your own business or franchise.

The state encourages imaginative, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, which is apparent by Hawaii’s high ranking in its opportunity share of new entrepreneurs. This measurement looks at the percentage of new entrepreneurs who were not employed before starting their own business. They start businesses because they see an opportunity in the market, which is what nearly eighty-nine percent of new entrepreneurs in Hawaii do. The state provides a wealth of resources to assist business owners not only open in the first place, but to succeed in the long run. It’s in Hawaii’s best interest to do so, after all small business is a vital part of their economy.