YOU AND YOUR OHANA
What is your name?
Where were you raised?
Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaii
Where is your ohana originally from?
Hawaii (South Kona, Waimea, Kohala), New England, England, Ireland, China
Do you come from a family of entrepreneurs or have people close to you who have encouraged and supported your entrepreneurship?
Yes. My father ran a cattle ranch and locksmith shop.
What is the name of your business?
What is the best way to contact you/your business?
Phone at 808-319-6322 or email at email@example.com
Does your business have a website and/or social media presence? If so, please provide a link/s.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN BUSINESS DIRECTORY: https://kanakaeconomy.com/listing/moses-kealamakia-jr-artist/
How long has your business been in operation?
Where is your business located today?
What products and/or services does your business provide?
oil paintings (landscapes)
Please describe your business in 1-2 sentences.
I produce landscape paintings for people to purchase.
Why do you do what you do?
Painting and viewing landscapes helps us to approach the Divine. We can become better people. When painting I feel a natural high. Also, painting landscapes can inspire us to protect our environment from irresponsible development.
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
When did you first think of starting this business?
Seriously, about two years ago.
What type of experiences (education, work, life) were most important in shaping the skills you use to run your business today?
I went back to school to get more training in the arts.
YOUR BUSINESS TODAY
In what stage of development is your business: pre-formation, early stage, growing, or mature?
Do you have employees? If so, how many?
Are you working to get your business to the next stage in development? If so, where are you in that development?
Yes. I am working on getting more customers.
What is the greatest challenge you have experienced as an entrepreneur?
Finding buyers for my art.
How did you overcome that challenge? (Or are you still working through it?)
Still working on marketing and sales.
THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS
How do you envision your business in the future?
I hope my work will produce steady monthly sales in the future.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE, PLEASE TELL US ABOUT A HOBBY, INTEREST, OR TALENT YOU NURTURE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS.
My wife and I are very avid ballroom dancers.