Kona Creative Connection Brainstorm Brunch

Kona Creative Connection Brainstorm Brunch

Join the Kona Creative Connection on Saturday, September 17th at 10 am for a Brainstorm Brunch! If you’re a creative entrepreneur on the Big Island, we’re hosting a meet up at Daylight Mind in Kona just for you. We’ll be sipping and munching while connecting with other Kona Creatives! Bring your ideas and share what you’re working on, network, or just come for …

The Trove Hawai’i + Locali Creative are hosting a Succulent Workshop!

Succulent Workshop

The Trove Hawai’i and I are so excited to finally announce we’re hosting our very first succulent workshop! Join us on September 14th, from 6-8 pm at The Trove Hawai’i for an evening of planting, sipping, munching, and networking. This is a workshop for thumbs of all colors! No experience or knowledge necessary. In this workshop you will: Learn about …

Get It Girl: The 2nd Annual Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Forum

Hawaii Island Women's Leadership Forum

On Friday, I attended the 2nd annual Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Forum at the Hilton Waikoloa Village. I signed up with the intention of networking with other female entrepreneurs on the island, and thought maybe I’d learn a little something. I knew going into it that it was going to be a fantastic day — but I had absolutely no idea it …

Kona Creative Connection Kickoff

Kona Creative Connection

Are you a creative entrepreneur looking for a group of other creative thinkers to bounce ideas off of, or help you get your creative juices flowing? I’m so excited to announce that the newly launched Kona Creative Connection will be having it’s kickoff gathering at Daylight Mind in Kona on July 7th, 2016 at 6pm. The Kona Creative Connection was created in …

The Trove Hawai’i: Big Island Small Business Feature

Next up, in the Big Island Small Business Feature series, I interviewed Kristine Kuwada, owner and designer of The Trove Hawai’i. The Trove Hawai’i started out as a hobby, grew to become a flourishing jewelry business (originally under the name The Gypsy Trove), and is now on it’s way to becoming an art and community-focused storefront and studio. I first heard of The …

Big Island Small Business Feature: Da Big Island Burn

Da Big Island Burn

I’m so excited to announce the Big Island Small Business Interview Series! I’ll be conducting interviews with small business owners that are totally rocking the Big Island business world, in hopes that they can share their stories, experiences, and insight, and inspire other local entrepreneurs. First up: Da Big Island Burn! A couple weeks ago (ahh, time you sneaky thing) I got to sit down …

Slow Down to Speed Up

Slow Down to Speed Up

Have you ever kept track of when your best ideas hit you? What it was that sparked them? Or as Elizabeth Gilbert would put it, when an idea first paid you a visit? If you haven’t, you should. If you’re anything like me, they come when you’re not looking for them. There have been so many instances where I’ve started …

Big Island Marketing on Island Time

Big Island Marketing on Island Time

Three years ago, I was an ex PR rep trying to find my place in the world of marketing, and well…the world in general. When my boyfriend got a career opportunity on the Big Island, he jumped at it, and I immediately jumped after him. Why not? Boston was not treating me as I’d hoped, and the new business I just …

Marketing Tip: Soul-Driven Sell

Soul-Driven Sell

Marketing and brand authenticity have been running laps in my head lately. Whether it’s in regard to my clients, my own business, or the Big Island businesses that I find myself connecting with and admiring — the ones that stand out are the ones that feel right. I started to take note of my feelings and reactions to things I see online — the sort …

Why Brand Authenticity Matters Now More Than Ever

Brand Authenticity

With so many Big Island businesses and individuals branding themselves on social media as valuable, it’s incredibly difficult to set your brand or business apart from everyone else. So even if you get in front of your target customer on a platform (organically or through advertising), how do you turn a first impression into a nurtured relationship? Brand  authenticity. But what …