Lemonade Alley Kid-preneurs

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BizGym sponsors Lemonade Alley

BizGym was proud to be a title sponsor for Honolulu’s 2nd Annual Lemonade Alley competition on July 8, 2012. The event showcased kid teams age K-12 from around Hawaii in a head-to-head competition that tested their business and entrepreneurship skills. To enter Lemonade Alley, kids used BizGym’s FREE online business planning tools and submitted StoryTree… Read more »

Chaminade BPlan Finalists!

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Congratulations to Matilda Kruse, Clare Niu, Rina Bodonirina, Allysa Hui, Devin Yoshimoto and Josh Friberg for writing a business plan for BizGym Foundation to make the finals of the Chaminade Business Plan Competition! This student group went up against professional grant writers and NPO operators to tie for 5th place and win a $1,000 prize! Super… Read more »

BizGym Case Study | LeiHut.com

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Hawaiian Gifts & Souvenirs | LeiHut.com

BizGym Case Study: LeiHut.com. LeiHut was a consulting project that BizGym was initially engaged towrite a business plan and financials for an online flower retailer in Hawai‘i. What quickly became clear was that flowers aren’t the optimal product category for online sales, so we tweaked the model to be a shopping mall of Hawai‘i products with… Read more »

Lemonade Alley 2011 Winners!

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Congratulations to all Lemonade Alley Finalists! BizGym was proud to bring the kids of Hawaii this learning event. We hope you all had fun learning how to make your own businesses! From 1-Page StoryTree Business Plans to product & booth design to oral pitching, we were impressed by all of your biz-smart & street-wise skills! See… Read more »

BizGym ClipCon 2011 Winners!

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Planet Entrepreneur

Congratulations to Team “Planet Entrepreneur” from the summer session at ‘Iolani School, Honolulu for winning the first annual BizGym ClipCon! Whoa, these kids busted it with a really cool piece about a dude that doesn’t use BizGym for his business class assignment, flunks and turns into a bum… BIG mistake… Meanwhile his friends all get “A”s,… Read more »

How to Make Your Biz Better by Cost-Cutting

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Lowering prices usually means more average and less engaging products. And selling less for less is rarely a strategy for growth. But here’s a paraphrased lesson on positioning from the The Big Moo: “Steve Jobs had a problem. His iPod was dominating the market, but was threatened by cheaper music players—players with far fewer features… Read more »

Wyland: The Michelangelo of the Sea Gives Back in a Big Way

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Hailed a “Marine Michaelangelo” by USA Today, Environmental artist Robert Wyland is one of the most influential artists in the world today and is a leading advocate for marine resource conservation. This is the guy who’s painted 100 massive whale walls around the world, has dozens of galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Wyland is a… Read more »