Where has all the time gone? It feels like it was yesterday that I was casually blogging about a cool business I visited at a small craft fair and now (combined with the pioneering efforts of small businesses and small business supporters) I'm LIVING my life supporting small local businesses throughout Hawaii using a COOL website, an ACTIVE social media group on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and by talking with small, local business owners about their hopes, dreams and history! I'm truly blessed to be doing what I LOVE and I'm grateful that you enjoy it too!!! (BIG MAHALO!)
Now, if you don't know too much about ELEV8 HAWAII, let me fill you in. We are a small, local, active and creative online periodical that LOVES small businesses in Hawaii. Each day you can tune in to our INSTAGRAM to see what small business we're visiting, our blog on the website to check for updated information and (COMING SOON) a weekly calendar to see what's happening around your community! As many of you don't know, I NEVER announce that I'm going to visit a small business TO the business. The businesses normally have no clue who I am (cause I don't make a big deal) when I pop in and check them out. I like to patron a small business and really experience it. My reason for that is because I want to see if I would personally recommend it to my friends.
If I promote a business on my blog or social media, it's because I had a great experience with them and I want to support them as a small business. They don't pay me to visit or promise me "things", they don't treat me special because I'm going to blog about them (cause normally they don't know who I am). With that in mind, you are TRULY going to get an HONEST opinion of a small local business in Hawaii.
I don't like to talk negatively about a business openly via social media or my blog mainly because there's other professional ways to go about bringing a situation or a concern to the right ears. If for some reason I'm unsure if I'd recommend a business, I just wouldn't write about it until it gets better.
This company has come so far and WE. ARE. GOING. FURTHER.
There's so much in the works right now that I would love to talk about but I feel the need to keep it quiet for the moment. In fact, if you'd like to find out more details, sign up for "THE CHATTERBOX" (a company newsletter that will be sent out every 1st of the month to SUBSCRIBERS ONLY, find it at the bottom of the home page). In THE CHATTERBOX, you'll find information about a small local business that we will feature each month along with updates about upcoming events, and a piece I like to call "Customer Service All-Stars" (people who are giving STELLAR customer service in Honolulu).
I'm working very hard to build REALationships to keep Elev8 Hawaii moving forward. If you're reading this, you're already an active small business supporter! I'd love and appreciate your help in supporting small local businesses in Hawaii by sharing my site (www.elev8hawaii.com) or social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) with more like-minded individuals.
Together we can make a difference in the our local communities by helping each other and supporting small local businesses!!
Thank you again for your continued support!
Mahalo and Aloha,