My previous post gave a brief intro to Maui. It was also a casual introduction to yours truly. I am Lima, by the way. Nice of you to stay true to me and my blog and I do hope that I will be able to reward your faith in me somehow. I’m talking mainly about how busy moms can start smiling a lot more by being more profitable in their lives. Yes, this would have to mean making money, but just how much of it, is still up to you.
Profiting from the land
Two key infrastructure nodes are highlighted for doing business effectively in Maui. One, focus can be devoted almost entirely to agriculture, and while doing so, you can see yourself off into several other little ventures that simply branch off the agricultural tree. Two, you need the tools to drive your business forward. That much should be obvious. But on an island as small as Maui and with space and competition for land and resources being at a premium, what is to be done for the small startup at this point in time.
If she’s not done so already, simply put, she invests in a standalone personal desk computer or laptop computer. The infrastructure is in place to help drive the software, hardware and internet connectivity you’ll need. Things can be pricey on such a small island, but, come on girls, you’re American and you have heard of shopping online, haven’t you. Shipping times aren’t so bad now are they? Any tools or resources will inevitably be coming from the mother island of Hawaii.
Whether you’re going to be selling online or to the few tourists that pass you buy, you can tailor something unique from the fresh produce you have at your disposal. So many ideas and so much time to put these together in your very own kitchen. Come on girls, let’s make some pineapple jam. Make it just so without any white sugar and you have a cool organic product waiting to be shipped to the continent.
How to sell to the rest of the world
Perhaps this is due to our close association with Hawaii and the United States of America. We are never short of things to do and most of us have work to do. Yes, because we are living on a small island, the ability to grow our own small businesses may be restricted. Also, we have to counter with local and federal legislation. And, blast, I had just told you a moment ago that I was excited about the prospect of making pineapple jam. Well now, pineapple farming on the small Maui island has come to an end. Also, non-sustainable sugar production has come to an end.
So, what now. One of the key facets of being successful as a small business developer is to never panic. Thanks to the US military, we have the technological resources to rely on and connect us with the rest of the world. Me blogging to you as easily as this is testament to this fact. We have other, albeit small, resources to market to the rest of the world. It does not need to be non-sustainable to the point that we ravage our island and replenish all our crops. We, as small scale farmers, right in our own backyards, not just in Maui, but anywhere in the world, can plant small, organic crops indigenous to our area, develop and package them and then arrange for them to be sold to any part of the world. Our island may be small, but the world is small too.