Community Resources

  • Promote your small business online - it's easy!

    Connect with customers and travelers from all over with these simple steps!

  • Claim your business on Google and Google Maps

    1. Open Google Maps on your browser or using the Google Maps app

    2. Search for your business

    3. Click "Are you the business owner?" and follow the prompts provided

  • Claim your business on TripAdvisor

    1. Go to the TripAdvisor for Business page at TripAdvisor.com/Owners and choose the kind of business you own or manage

  • Claim your business on Yelp

    1. Go to Yelp and click the "Claim your business" button 

    2. Find your business using the search bar and create your business user accout 

  • Engage your customers on social media

    1. To get started, create profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - if that's what your customers use 

    2. Encourage customers to take photos and share them with a geotag or a #hashtag to put your business on the digital map 

  • Be authentic!

    1. Visual storytelling is key to online marketing, and gives your business personality 

    2. Use images that help you connect with your customers, rather than stock photos or internet memes


DIY Merchandising: Top 5 Tips for Retailers

Seventy percent of customer in-store purchases are unplanned and motivated by impulse or emotion, giving retailers the prime opportunity to target those shoppers with a little eye candy. According to research released by the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute, visual merchandising can make or break a business.

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Around the Square: The Mike Carroll Gallery

Stroll into the Mike Carroll Gallery nearly any day of the week and there’s a good chance award-winning artist and gallery owner Mike Carroll will be painting at the easel.

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Aloha Sisters by Judi Riley

Entrepreneur Judi Riley has harnessed a passion for creativity and handmade items to build several Hawaii-based businesses. She’s the author of Tiki Tales children’s books and the designer behind Happy Honu Maui, a clothing and blanket line for kids.

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Around the Square: Cory Labang
In 2007, as Cory Labang contemplated a career change from the spa industry, a friend suggested she design her own line of handbags.

Armed with a passion for vintage clothing and fabrics, Labang started sewing and producing handbags out of her home studio in Lanai City, Hawaii, and selling them under an umbrella at the Saturday Market in Dole Park.

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Around the Square: Lanai Ohana Poke Market

If you live on Lanai, we don’t have to tell you that Ciso Lagmay and Donna Stokes have something special going on at Lanai Ohana Poke Market. People love this place. No, we mean seriously love it.

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