Small businesses are the backbone of Hawaii. Those who are innovative and successful in business and do more than just keep themselves afloat in this costly state by hiring others with income, a living, and a sense of worth should be encouraged, not given more hurdles to overcome. Hawaii needs to have a more business-friendly environment to attract more businesses instead of losing businesses and jobs to other places. If we ever want to become self-sustaining beyond tourism, we need to assist and invest in small businesses already in Hawaii and encourage the entrepreneurs to create new jobs. We need to strengthen our business education in Hawaii and foster creative outlets. We need to keep money coming into Hawaii which means we need to support the money-makers.