Hew & Bordenave Blawg

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Problem and Statistics to Prove It I just wanted to take this time to make you aware of a problem that we need to confront. Sex assault is a harm that not only impacts the victims, but society as a whole. Consider these sobering statistics for the United States: One in five women and […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes I enjoy walking around our office neighborhood a lot, and watching the protected bike lane on King Street & Punahou brings a couple thoughts to mind. Personally, I am glad to see the number of bike share users increasing. I also wish the City and County of Honolulu would add more bike lanes. I’ve also […]

Reading Time: 6 minutes Happy Lunar New Year! As some of you know I do a post every year related to the Chinese zodiac animal of the New Year. Last year it was about landlord’s charging extra rent for dogs. The year prior to that one was, can you keep chickens in your backyard. Going to back when I […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Hawaii Small Business Owner I reach out to you on this post as … A Small Law Firm Owner that Has Legislative Experience and Works with Businesses I am letting you know that the Hawaii legislature has a number of minimum wage bills introduced this legislative session (2019). I am an owner and Managing […]

Reading Time: 3 minutes Your Personal Resolutions vs. Corporate Resolutions So we are midway through January 2019 as of this post. How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along? Are you preparing for your 2018 tax returns? Government shutdown or no the IRS will still be collecting taxes, so that’s always a struggle. In particular keeping your accounting and […]

Reading Time: 4 minutes Support for Veterans Through Business Ownership Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all the people who have enlisted to serve our country. I thank all veterans, but this post is mainly for highlighting those resources available to vets for small business ownership. As it is a topic that I care about and my personal […]

2nd Anniversary

Reading Time: < 1 minute What’s Going On with Our 2nd Anniversary It is our 2nd Anniversary and we are celebrating by inviting you to our Open House! If you are in the Honolulu area on Thursday, November 1st then stop by our offices to meet with us, our staff, and learn something. We will be conducting five (5) free seminars […]

2018 Oahu pedestrian deaths on the rise

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Rise In Pedestrian Fatalities Is Shocking. As a father with a young daughter, and someone who enjoys walking around our office and neighborhood, it is shocking to read about the rise of pedestrian accidents leading to fatalities here on Oahu. The Department of Transportation reports that Oahu has gone from 3 recorded deaths from […]

Ryan Responds trade name vs trademark

Reading Time: 2 minutes Is a Trade Name and a Trademark the Same Thing, or are They Different? In this Ryan Responds video, what are the differences between a trade name and a trademark. Short answer: they are different. Much of the confusion comes up nowadays when people are registering their business and trying to come up with the […]

Between work and life.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Chefs and their Work-Life Dilemma: Dinner Service vs. Quality of Living A friend and a client recently shared a Food & Wine article on their social media. It was entitled “Why So Many Top Restaurants Are Closing for Dinner“. The article was about how restaurateurs and chefs were seeking better work-life balance by opting not to […]