This also shows there is a great deal of opportunity for a small business person to succeed. Hawaii educates a lot of business people in it's higher education institutions but many of them have to leave the islands to get a job on the Mainland.
Why? We believe it is because there is a miss match between higher education and the real business world in Hawaii. Our higher education institutions need to offer programs that are relative to their environment, things like entrepreneurship, small business planning, accounting for small business, and maybe even how to own and operate a franchise.