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(And why you should share your story with us too!)

The purpose of these stories is to inspire other Kanaka.  In a way, there’s a marketing component to these Talk Story blog posts.  They highlight and promote businesses.  But there are better ways to market businesses and their products or services.  The bigger story here is about Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs sharing their hopes and dreams, as well as the challenges they faced in starting and running their businesses.  We share these stories with the aspiration of inspiring other Hawaiians, who might read these stories and feel similarly emboldened and empowered.  

We also feature diverse businesses, which we hope will encourage Hawaiians to take a chance and pursue their passions.  The sky’s the limit!  Do what you love!  

We, at KEDA, want to see ALL Native Hawaiians succeed!  IMUA!

~Kelea K. Levy, Executive Director


To read the stories submitted by our Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs, please visit our Talk Story blog at: https://kanakaeconomy.org/blog/category/business/