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Honolulu (/?h?n?'lu?lu?/ or /?ho?n?'lu?lu?/; Hawaiian pronunciation: [hono'lulu]) is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii.[a] It is the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu. Hawaii is a major tourist destination and Honolulu, situated on the island of Oahu, is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.Honolulu is both the westernmost and the southernmost major American city. For statistical purposes, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the approximate area commonly referred to as ""City of Honolulu"" (not to be confused with the ""City and County"") as a census county division (CCD). Honolulu is a major financial center of the islands and of the Pacific Ocean. The population of Honolulu CCD was 390,738 at the 2010 census, while the population of the consolidated city and county was 953,207.Honolulu means ""sheltered harbor"" or ""calm port."" The old name is said to be Kou, a district roughly encompassing the area from Nuuanu Avenue to Alakea Street and from Hotel Street to Queen Street which is the heart of the present downtown district. The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan near the city on December 7, 1941.The largest city and airport in the Hawaiian Islands, Honolulu acts as a natural gateway to the islands' large tourism industry, which brings millions of visitors and contributes $10 billion annually to the local economy. Honolulu's location in the Pacific also makes it a large business and trading hub, particularly between the East and the West. Other important aspects of the city's economy include military defense, research and development, and manufacturing.
Pearl City is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the ?Ewa District and City & County of Honolulu on the Island of O?ahu. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 47,698. Pearl City is located along the north shore of Pearl Harbor. ?Aiea borders Pearl City to the east, while Waipahu borders the west. The U.S. postal code for Pearl City is 96782.
Hilo (/'hi?lo?/) is the largest census-designated place (CDP) and the largest settlement in Hawaii County, Hawaii, which encompasses the Island of Hawai?i. The population was 40,759 at the 2000 census. The population increased by 6.1% to 43,263 at the 2010 census.Hilo is the county seat of the County of Hawai?i and is located in the District of South Hilo. The town overlooks Hilo Bay, situated upon two shield volcanoes; Mauna Loa, an active volcano, and Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano and the site of some of the world's most important ground-based astronomical observatories. The majority of human settlement in Hilo stretches from Hilo Bay to Waiakea-Uka, on the flanks of Mauna Loa.Hilo is home to the University of Hawai?i at Hilo, ?Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai?i, as well as the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of ancient and modern hula which takes place annually after Easter. Hilo is also home to the Nut Corporation, one of the world's leading producers of macadamia nuts. It is served by Hilo International Airport, located inside the CDP.
Kailua /ka?'lu??/ is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. It lies in the Ko?olaupoko District of O?ahu on the windward coast at Kailua Bay. It is in the judicial district and the ahupua'a named Ko'olaupoko. It is 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Honolulu � over Nu�uanu Pali. The population was 38,635 at the 2010 census.In the Hawaiian language Kailua means ""two seas"" or ""two currents"", a contraction of the words kai (meaning ""sea"" or ""sea water"") and ?elua (meaning ""two""); it is so named because of the two lagoons in the district or the two currents which run through Kailua Bay.Kailua is primarily a residential community, with a centralized commercial district along Kailua Road. It has a compact, easy-to-shop business district surrounded by mostly single-family homes. By 1992, 50,000 residents encompassed a central urban core with surrounding residential areas.Places of note in Kailua include Kailua Beach Park, Lanikai Beach, Kawai Nui Marsh, Maunawili Falls, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Waipahu is a former sugar plantation town and now census-designated place (CDP) located in the ?Ewa District on the island of O?ahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawai?i, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 38,216. The U.S. postal code for Waipahu is 96797.
Kane?ohe is a census-designated place (CDP) included in the City and County of Honolulu and located in Hawai?i state District of Ko?olaupoko on the island of O?ahu. In the Hawaiian language, kane ?ohe means ""bamboo man"". According to an ancient Hawaiian story a local woman compared her husband's cruelty to the sharp edge of cutting bamboo; thus the place was named Kane?ohe or ""Bamboo man"". The population was 34,597 at the 2010 census. Kane?ohe is the largest of several communities along Kane?ohe Bay and one of the two largest residential communities on the windward side of O?ahu (the other is Kailua). The commercial center of the town is spread mostly along Kamehameha Highway.From ancient times, Kane?ohe was important as an agricultural area, owing to an abundance of rainfall. Today, Kane?ohe is mostly a residential community, with very little agriculture in evidence. The only commercial crop of any consequence in the area is banana.Features of note are Ho?omaluhia Botanical Garden and the new Hawai?i National Veterans Cemetery. Access to Kane?ohe Bay is mainly from the public pier and boat ramp located at nearby He?eia Kea. Access to Coconut Island (restricted) is from the state pier off Lilipuna Road. Marine Corps Base Hawaii lies across the south end of Kane?ohe Bay from the central part of Kane?ohe, although the town stretches along Kane?ohe Bay Drive to the base perimeter.The ZIP code for Kaneohe is 96744.There are three golf courses in Kane?ohe: Pali Golf Course (public), Ko?olau Golf Club (privately owned but open to the public), and Bayview Golf Park (privately owned but open to the public).
Mililani is a city located near the center of the island of O?ahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. It consists of two census-designated places, Mililani Town, with a population of 27,629 at the 2010 census, and Mililani Mauka, with a 2010 census population of 21,039.
Kahului is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Kahului hosts Maui's main airport (Kahului Airport), deep-draft harbor, light industrial areas, and commercial shopping centers. The population was 26,337 at the 2010 census.Kahului is the retail center for Maui residents and there are several malls and major stores (including department stores in the Queen Kaahumanu Center); other significant groupings of stores are in Lahaina such as the Lahaina Cannery Mall, the Happy Valley area of Wailuku, Maui Market Place and Maui Mall, which are both also located in Kahului, and The Shops at Wailea in Wailea.Kahului is not generally considered a tourist destination but does feature the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, Kanaha Beach County Park, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.Kahului is served by Kahului Airport, located outside of the CDP.
Kihei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 20,881 at the 2010 census.
Wahiawa (Hawaiian: Wahiawa) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is located in the Wahiawa District, on the plateau or ""central valley"" between the two volcanic mountains that comprise the island. In Hawaiian, wahi a wa means ""place of noise"", perhaps a reference to the fact that once upon a time, heavy surf on the distant coast could be heard here. The population was 17,821 at the 2010 census.Lakes and reservoirs are rare in Hawaii, and Wahiawa is at once unique in being surrounded on three sides by Lake Wilson (also known as Wahiawa Reservoir or Kaukonahua). The town must be accessed by either of two bridges on Kamehameha Highway (State Rte. 80) across the narrow north and south arms of the reservoir. Outside of the reservoir, the town used to be surrounded by military bases and agricultural fields, but development is making its way up from the increasingly urbanized southern portion of the central plain. Still, there are significant U.S. Army facilities here, including Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield, and East Range, an Army training area extending into the hills south and east of town. Schofield Barracks alone is larger than Wahiawa. Wahiawa is also the home of the U.S. Navy's Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific.The U.S. postal codes for Wahiawa are 96786 and 96857.
Schofield Barracks is a United States Army installation and census-designated place (CDP) located in the City and County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the American island of O?ahu, Hawai?i. Schofield Barracks lies adjacent to the town of Wahiawa, separated from most of it by Lake Wilson (also known as Wahiawa Reservoir). Schofield Barracks is named after Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield, Commanding General United States Army August 1888 to September 1895. He had been sent to Hawai?i in 1872 and had recommended the establishment of a naval base at Pearl Harbor.Schofield Barracks has an area of 17,725 acres (72 km2) on Central O?ahu. The post was established in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. It has been the home of the 25th Infantry Division, known as the Tropic Lightning Division, since 1941 as well as the Command Headquarters for United States Army Hawaii (USARHAW). Schofield Barracks is also home to the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. The population was 16,370 at the 2010 census.
Wailuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 15,313 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Maui County.Wailuku is located just west of Kahului, at the mouth of the ?Iao Valley. In the early 20th century Wailuku was the main tourist destination on Maui, though it has since been eclipsed with the rise of the resort towns such as Ka?anapali, so much that there are no hotels to speak of in Wailuku.Historic sites in the town include Ka?ahumanu Church (named after one of Hawai?i's great monarchs, Queen Ka?ahumanu) which dates to 1876, the Wailuku Civic Center Historic District, the site of the Chee Kung Tong Society Building, and the Bailey House, a 19th-century former seminary and home that houses a history museum and the Maui Historical Society.There are two ancient temples near Wailuku, called heiau � the Haleki?i Heiau and the Pihanakalani Heiau. Both date back hundreds of years and were used for religious purposes by the native Hawaiians.Wailuku is served by Kahului Airport.
Kapolei is a master-planned city in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. It is colloquially known as the ""second city"" of Oahu, in relation to Honolulu.The community takes its name from a volcanic cone, Pu?u o Kapolei. In the Hawaiian language, pu?u means ""hill"" and Kapo lei means ""beloved Kapo"". According to legend, Kapo was sister to Pele.Much of the land is part of the estate of industrialist James Campbell. Kapolei's major developer is Company. Kapolei sits primarily upon former sugarcane and pineapple fields.
?Ewa Beach (/?v?/) or simply ?Ewa is a census-designated place (CDP) located in ?Ewa District and the City & County of Honolulu along the leeward coast of O?ahu in Hawai?i. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 14,955.The word ?ewa means ""crooked"" or ""ill-fitting"" in Hawaiian. The name comes from the myth that the gods Kane and Kanaloa threw a stone to determine the boundaries, but it was lost and later found at Pili o Kahe.Along much of the South Shore of O?ahu, ?Ewa is a reference to the direction of ?Ewa Beach, roughly westwards along the shore. Related terms are mauka (towards the mountains, roughly northwards), makai (towards the ocean, roughly South), and Diamond Head or Koko Head, roughly eastwards along the shore.The U.S. postal code for ?Ewa Beach is 96706 .
Halawa is a census-designated place (CDP) in the �Ewa District of Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. Halawa Stream branches into two valleys: North and South Halawa; North Halawa is the larger stream and fluvial feature. Their confluence is within the H-3/H-201 highways exchange. Most of Halawa Valley is undeveloped. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 14,014.
Waimalu is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 13,730 at the 2010 census.
Not to be confused with Waikanae, in New ZealandWai?anae is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 13,177.
Nanakuli is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Wai?anae District on the island of O?ahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, nana kuli means literally ""look at knee"". The population was 12,666 at the 2010 census.
Kailua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawaii, United States, in the North Kona District of the Island of Hawai?i. The population was 11,975 at the 2010 census. It is the center of commerce and of the tourist industry on West Hawai?i. Its post office is designated Kailua-Kona to differentiate it from the larger Kailua located on windward O?ahu, and it is sometimes referred to as Kona in everyday speech. The city is served by Kona International Airport, located just to the north in the adjacent Kalaoa CDP. Kailua-Kona was the closest major settlement to the epicenter of the 2006 Hawai?i Earthquake.Kailua-Kona saw a economic downturn during the 2008 national financial crisis but in the early 2010's saw seen significant growth and economic development. Tourism also saw a downturn in the late 2000's but has since seen some resurgence. University of Hawaii has plans for it's Hawaii Community College Palamanui Campus. Since the early 2000's the Kona side has seen significant amounts of vog from Pu?u ?O?o and Kilauea via wind patterns up the South Kona Coast around Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Visitor industry statistics show the vog has little effect on tourism traffic to the Kona area.
Lahaina is the largest census-designated place (CDP) in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, United States, and the gateway to the famous Kaanapali and Kapalua beach resorts north of the community. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a resident population of 11,704. Lahaina encompasses the coast along Hawaii Route 30 from a tunnel at the south end, through Olawalu up to the CDP of Napili-Honokowai to the north. During the heavy tourist seasons, the population can swell to nearly 40,000 people.Until permanently moving to Honolulu, Lahaina was the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. In the 19th century, Lahaina was the center of the global whaling industry with many sailing ships anchored in at its waterfront; today a score of pleasure craft make their home there. Lahaina's Front Street has been ranked one of the ""Top Ten Greatest Streets"" by the American Planning Association.Lahaina's popularity as a tropical getaway has caused its real estate to be some of the most expensive in Hawaii; many luxury homes and condos are sold for more than $2 million there.
Waipi?o is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Ewa District of the island of O?ahu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, wai pi?o means ""curved water"". As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 11,674.The U.S. postal code for Waipi?o is 96797.
Kapa?a (Kaua?i dialect: Tapa?a) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 10,699 at the 2010 census.The town has a large concentration of hotels, shopping centers, and tourist-oriented shops and restaurants.
Kalaoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 9,644 as of the 2010 Census, up from 6,794 residents at the 2000 census.Mokulele Airlines, a small inter-island commuter airline, is headquartered in the CDP, on the grounds of Keahole at Kona Int'l Airport.
Pacific WarAttack on Pearl HarborEvents Winter White House Garrison information Pastcommanders Col Brian P. Annicharico Garrison 3rd Marine RegimentMarine Aircraft Group 24Combat Logistics Battalion 33rd Radio BattalionCommander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2 (US Navy) Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay and originally Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U.S. Marine Corps facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O'ahu in the City & County of Honolulu. For census purposes, the area is demarcated as the Kaneohe Station census-designated place, with a population at the 2010 Census of 9,517. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, is home to Marines, sailors, their family members and civilian employees. The United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot (2,400 m) runway at the base.MCBH is home for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) 3rd Radio Battalion, and the Navy's Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2.The base lies between the two largest windward O'ahu communities of Kailua and Kane'ohe, and the main gate is reached at the eastern end of Interstate H-3. The main access to the base is by either H-3 or by Mokapu Road. MCB Hawaii is located on the windward side of Oahu, approximately 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Honolulu. Marine Corps Base Hawaii occupies the entire Mokapu Peninsula, of 2,951 acres (11.94 km2). Two areas of the base are classified conservation land which includes the Ulupau Crater area (northeast peninsula) and the Nuupia Pond area (at the Mokapu Road).
Ma?ili is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Wai?anae District on the island of O?ahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawai?i, United States. In Hawaiian, ma?ili means ""pebbly"", referring to rounded stones at the shore. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP population was 9,488.
Aiea (Hawaiian: ?Aiea) is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 9,338.
Waimea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 7,028 at the 2000 census and 9, 212 at the 2010 census. Since each U.S. state cannot have more than one post office of the same name and there are many 'Waimeas' on the islands of Hawai?i, the official US Post Office name for Waimea is Kamuela.Waimea is the largest town in the interior of the Big Island, and is the center for ranching activities and paniolo culture. The Parker Ranch in and around Waimea is the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the US, and the annual Fourth of July rodeo is a major event.Waimea is also home to the headquarters of two astronomical observatories located on Mauna Kea, the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.
Ahuimanu is a census-designated place (CDP) in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu. In Hawaiian ?ahui-manu means ""cluster of birds"".Ahuimanu is spread out beneath the steep windward pali (cliff face) of the Koolau mountain and separated by a low ridge from Heeia Kea. Thus, this area is mostly inland and not directly on Kaneohe Bay. However, one neighborhood spreads over the ridge and along Kamehameha Highway where there is private access to the bay shore. Proximity to the pali gives the place a generally wet climate. As of the 2010 Census, this largely residential area had a population of 8,810. A small commercial mall is located here across the highway from the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, a large cemetery noted for its Byodo-In Temple.The U.S. postal code for Ahuimanu is 96744.
Holualoa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai�i County, Hawai�i, United States. The population was 6,107 at the 2000 census.
Ocean Pointe is a housing development and a census-designated place (CDP) located in the ?Ewa District and the City & County of Honolulu on the leeward side of O?ahu in Hawai?i about fifteen miles (24 km) from Honolulu. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 8,361.This general area was previously known just as ?Ewa. In the late 19th century to early 20th century, ?Ewa was one of the large population centers on the Island of O?ahu, with industry focused around sugar cane production. The ?Ewa Mill, in ?Ewa was a major employer that set up residential villages. Sugar cane is no longer grown on the ?Ewa Plain and Ocean Pointe is now part of O?ahu's new suburban growth center�an area of substantial sprawl spreading unbroken to the south to ?Ewa Beach, north to Honouliuli, and west to Kalaeloa and Kapolei. This area is now referred to as O?ahu's Second City, with a city center (downtown) located in Kapolei.
Makaha is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 8,278 at the 2010 census.
Pukalani is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 7,574 at the 2010 census. The general volcano-slope region, including nearby Makawao and Kula, is referred to as upcountry by locals, and is one of the four major population centers on Maui, the other three being Kahului, Lahaina and Kihei, all of which are at sea level.
Napili-Honokowai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 7,261 at the 2010 census.
Makawao is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 7,184 at the 2010 census. Located on the rural northwest slope of Haleakala on East Maui, the community is known for being the hub of the ""Upcountry"", a part of the island dominated by mostly agriculture and ranch land.
Hickam Housing is a census-designated place comprising part of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The population was 6,920 at the 2010 census. The CDP occupies the area that was formerly the U.S. Air Force Hickam Field.
Lihue or Lihu?e is a census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Lihue (pronounced [li?'hu?e]) is the second largest town on the Hawaiian island of Kaua?i after Kapa?a. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 6,455.
Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the ""up-country"", the western-facing slopes of Haleakala, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Most of the residential areas lie between about 500 to 1,100 m (1,800 ft to 3,700 ft) in elevation. The district has traditionally been where full-time residents prefer to live, as distinct from the generally hotter and busier, more tourism-oriented towns near sea level, such as Kihei and Lahaina.
Waikoloa Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 4,806 at the 2000 census. An alternate name for the community is Waikoloa, which is used by the local post office.
Laie is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the Koolauloa District on the island of Oahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States. In Hawaiian, la?ie means ""?ie leaf"" (?ie?ie is a climbing screwpine: Freycinetia arborea). The population was 6,138 at the 2010 census.
Ewa Villages is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the ?Ewa District and the City & County of Honolulu on the leeward side of O?ahu in Hawai?i some 20 miles (32 km) from downtown Honolulu. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 6,108.This area was previously known as ?Ewa (in Hawaiian, ?ewa means ""crooked""). In the late 19th century to early 20th century, ?Ewa was one of the large population centers on the island of O?ahu, with industry focused around sugar cane production. The ?Ewa Mill was a major employer that set up residential villages within ?Ewa (from which the modern name arose). Sugar cane is no longer grown on the ?Ewa Plain and ?Ewa is now one of O?ahu's suburban growth centers�an area of substantial sprawl spreading unbroken to ?Ewa Gentry and ?Ewa Beach on the south, Kalaeloa on the southwest, and Kapolei on the west. This area is now referred to as O?ahu's Second City, with a city center (downtown) located in Kapolei.Honouliuli is a former village and now a place name for the north end of ?Ewa, lying along Honouliuli Stream between ?Ewa Villages and Waipahu.The U.S. postal code for ?Ewa is 96706, the same as for ?Ewa Beach.
Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,938. Prior to 2010, the area was part of the Wailea-Makena census-designated place.
Waimanalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in the City & County of Honolulu, in the District of Ko?olaupoko on the island of O?ahu, Hawaii, United States. This small windward community is located near the eastern end of the island. In the Hawaiian language Waimanalo means ""potable water""; it is so named for the many brackish ponds in the area that were used for irrigation. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 5,451.Waimanalo is close to, but somewhat separate from, the neighborhood of Waimanalo Beach. Waimanalo has a small commercial center along Kalaniana?ole Highway, but is separated from the shoreline and Waimanalo Beach (the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on O?ahu) by Bellows Air Force Station. Waimanalo is noteworthy for its local flavor and large agricultural lots in the valley that extend back towards the Ko?olau from the center of town. Numerous plant nurseries are found in this area. There are no hotels in Waimanalo.Waimanalo is the site of Sea Life Park, located near Hawai?i Kai on Kalanianaole Highway. The U.S. postal code for Waimanalo is 96795.
He?eia is a census-designated place comprising several neighborhoods located in the City & County of Honolulu and the Ko?olaupoko District on the island of O?ahu north of Kane?ohe. In Hawaiian the words he?e ?ia mean ""washed away"", alluding to a victory achieved by the populace against others from leeward O?ahu, aided by a tsunami that washed the combatants off the shore.He?eia includes Ha?iku Valley and He?eia Kea. The population was 4,963 at the 2010 census. The area is almost entirely one of homes and apartments. Parts of He?eia lie along Kane?ohe Bay, but public access is non-existent owing to private ownership of the property behind the shore.Notable in the He?eia area are:Ha?iku Valley, a former United States Coast Guard radio transmitter site with the Stairway to Heaven hiking trailHe?eia Fishpond,"
here, and the shore of the bay is surrounded by Hale?iwa Beach Park (north side) and Hale?iwa Ali?i Beach Park (south side). Further west from the center of town is Kaiaka State Recreation Area on Kiaka Point beside Kaiaka Bay. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 3,970. It is the largest commercial center on the North Shore of the island. Its old plantation town character is preserved in many of the buildings, making this a popular destination for tourists and residents alike, visiting surfing and diving sites along the north shore.The U.S. postal code for Hale?iwa, including Kawailoa, is 96712.
Waialua is a census-designated place and North Shore community in the Waialua District on the island of O?ahu, City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 3,860.Waialua was one of the six original districts of ancient Hawaii on the island, known as moku. Waialua is a former (sugar) mill town and residential area, quite different in its quiet ambiance from nearby Hale?iwa, which is more commercial and tourist oriented. The Waialua Sugar Mill is the center of this town and the historical base of its plantation history.The U.S. postal code for Waialua is 96791.
Kahaluu-Keauhou is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai�i County, Hawai�i, United States. The population was 2,414 at the 2000 census.
Kekaha (literally, ""the place"" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 3,175 at the 2000 census.
Captain Cook is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, in the United States located in the District of South Kona. The community, which is actually located in the land division of Kealakekua, is so named because the post office for the area was located in the Captain Cook Coffee Co. during the early 1900s. As of the 2000 census, the CDP population was 3,206. The population increased by 7.0% to 3,429 at the 2010 census.
Kaunakakai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. It is the largest town on the island of Moloka?i. The population was 3,425 at the 2010 census. It is ""twinned"" with Embo in Scotland. The town was made famous in the 1930s by the song ""The Cockeyed Mayor of Kaunakakai"", beginning an ongoing tradition of designating an honorary mayor for the town.
Iroquois Point is a census-designated place (CDP) in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States, on the island of Oahu near Pearl Harbor. The population was 3,374 at the 2010 census. ""Iroquois Point"" refers to the geographic land area that is occupied by the Waterfront at Pu'uloa (known as ""Iroquois Point Island Club"" prior to 2008), a firing range, a Navy Exchange shoppette and gas station, and Iroquois Point Elementary School. Once primarily used as a military housing community, it is now privately operated.
Lanai City is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Lanai, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 3,102 at the 2010 census. Because of the island of Lanai's small population, Lanai City functions as the island's main commerce and business area. Many of the island's restaurants and shops can be found in the town square that surrounds Dole Park.In April 2009, Lanai City was named one of the most endangered historic sites in the U.S. It is home to an intact plantation town, something not found on any of the other Hawaiian Islands, dating back to the early 1920s. This historic district is threatened by commercial development, which would involve the demolition of a number of historic buildings.Lanai City is served by Lanai Airport (LNY).
Puhi (literally, ""blow"" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,186 at the 2000 census.
Hawaiian Acres is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States located in the District of Puna. The population was 1,776 at the 2000 census.
Pa?ia (pah-ee-ah) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawai?i, on the northern coast of the island of Maui. The population was 2,668 at the 2010 census. Pa?ia is home to several restaurants, art galleries, surf shops and other tourist-oriented businesses.Pa?ia is the last town on the Hana highway when heading eastbound towards Hana.Paia is located close to many internationally known windsurfing spots including Ho'okipa and Spreckelsville. It is therefore sometimes called ""The World Capital of Windsurfing"".
Hanapepe (literally, ""crushed bay"" in Hawaiian due to landslides in the area) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,153 at the 2000 census.
Kahuku is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Ko?olauloa District on the island of Oahu, County of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. In the Hawaiian language, ka huku means ""the projection"", presumably a reference to Kahuku Point nearby, the northernmost point of land on the island of Oahu. As of the 2010 Census, Kahuku had a population of 2,614.
Volcano is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States located in the District of Puna with a small portion of the CDP in the District of Ka?u. The population was 2,575 at the 2010 census.
Honaunau-Napoopoo (also spelled Honaunau-Napo?opo?o) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,414 at the 2000 census.
Honalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,987 at the 2000 census.
?Ele?ele (literally, ""black"" or ""black water"" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Kaua?i in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States, with the ZIP code of 96705. The population was 2,040 at the 2000 census.
Lawa?i is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County in the U.S. state of Hawai?i. The population was 1,984 at the 2000 census.
Honokaa is a census-designated place (CDP) in the Hamakua District of Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 2,233 at the 2000 census.
Keaau (also written as Kea?au) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States located in the District of Puna. The population was 2,010 at the 2000 census. The population increased by 12.1% to 2,253 at the 2010 census.
Anahola (literally ""deadly winds"" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,932 at the 2000 census.
Princeville is a census-designated place (CDP) on the north shore of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii. The population was 1,698 in the 2000 census.
Koloa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,942 at the 2000 census. Koloa is often incorrectly translated as native duck, which is the correct translation for the similar-looking koloa (without the macron). Koloa has no known translation. According to one account, the district Koloa was named for a steep rock called Pali-o-ko-loa which was found in 'Waikomo' stream. The first successful sugar plantation in the Islands was started here in 1835. It became a part of Grove Farm in 1948.
Maunawili is a residential census-designated place (CDP) in the City & County of Honolulu, Ko?olaupoko District, Island of O?ahu, Hawaii, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 2,040. Situated mauka (inland or mountain side) of Kalaniana?ole Highway between Castle Junction and Castle Hospital, Maunawili is nearly all private homes, schools, and a few churches; horse stables complete the rural setting. There are no commercial establishments. However, residents are only minutes (by car or bus) from Kailua. Maunawili Falls is a popular hiking destination.Maunawili Valley extends behind the prominent windward peak known as Olomana. The residential developments extend only part way back into the valley, which is quite large and fairly wet, supporting limited agriculture (mostly banana growing) behind the housing. Water from the numerous streams is diverted by a ditch to much drier Waimanalo to support agricultural activities there.A golf course and agricultural research station (HSPA) are located in the valley. An attraction of increasing popularity is the Maunawili Demonstration Trail, a state-maintained trail that traverses the breadth of upper Maunawili Valley from the Pali Highway (access at the ""Horseshoe Curve"") to Waimanalo. A connecting side trail (Maunawili Falls Trail) is accessible from the neighborhood in upper Maunawili.The U.S. postal code for Maunawili is the same as for Kailua: 96734.
Kualapu?u is a census-designated place (CDP) on the island of Molokai in Maui County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 2,027 at the 2010 census. Kualapu?u can be literally translated as ""hill overturned"", but is thought to be a corruption of Pu?u?uala: ""sweet potato hill"". The present settlement is a former pineapple cannery village once associated with Foods.
Kealakekua is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawai?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,645 at the 2000 census.It was the subject of the 1933 popular song, ""My Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii"" by Bill Cogswell, Tommy Harrison and Johnny Noble which became a Hawaiian Music standard.See also: Kealakekua Bay, where the British explorer Capt. James Cook was killed.
Waimea (literally, ""red water"" in Hawaiian) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kaua?i County, Hawai?i, United States. The population was 1,787 at the 2000 census. The first Europeans to reach Hawaii landed in Waimea in 1778 (giving rise to Kauai's cheeky slogan: ""Hawaii's Original Visitor Destination"").
Ko Olina Resort is a 642-acre (260 ha) master-planned vacation and residential community on the leeward coast of Oahu, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of Honolulu. Ko Olina has 2 miles (3.2 km) of coastal frontage and includes three natural and four man-made lagoons with white-sand beaches. It is home to three hotel and vacation-club resorts: Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa; the Ihilani Resort & Spa, and Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, as well as several resort condominiums and villa homes.The resort includes Ko Olina Golf Club and Ko Olina Marina, as well as shopping and dining at Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center. Watabe Wedding manages four wedding chapels on the resort property.Major events hosted at Ko Olina Resort include the LPGA Lotte Championship, Ko Olina New Year's Lagoon Fireworks Spectacular, and the finale of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.
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The history of Hawaii can be traced through a succession of dominant industries: sandalwood, whaling, sugarcane (see Sugar plantations in Hawaii), pineapple, military, tourism, and education. Since statehood in 1959, tourism has been the largest industry, contributing 24.3% of the Gross State Product (GSP) in 1997, despite efforts to diversify. The gross output for the state in 2003 was US$47�billion; per capita income for Hawaii residents was US$30,441. Hawaiian exports include food and apparel. These industries play a small role in the Hawaiian economy, however, due to the considerable shipping distance to viable markets, such as the West Coast of the United States. Food exports include coffee (see coffee production in Hawaii), macadamia nuts, pineapple, livestock, and sugarcane. Agricultural sales for 2002, according to the Hawaii Agricultural Statistics Service, were US$370.9 million from diversified agriculture, US$100.6 million from pineapple, and US$64.3 million from sugarcane. In 2009, the United States military spent $12.2 billion in Hawaii, accounting for 18% of spending in the state for that year. 75,000 United States Department of Defense personnel reside in Hawaii
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Martin Truck & Haul have been operating their business since the mid 1980s. They've delivered goods for nearly every major industry in the nation and for 20 plus years, business was booming as they've traversed the country in all weather for all clients. During the heady times from 2002 to 2007, Martin was a top rated accounts receivable mastermind of the trucking industry. Few customers were ever late on bills and those clients who were, were sure to turn in their late payments within a reasonable amount of time. The money was flowing, and times were great.It was just one year later, in 2008, when the economy in the United States took a sharp decline, and both large and small businesses started to notice the squeeze on their pocketbooks: everyone had suddenly gone silent. Business slowed to a crawl
. Worse still, it was noticed by Martin in early 2008 that even though most of their loyal customers were on time with their payments, there were a few late bloomers who were starting to spread the disease. And as spring turmed to summer and summer into the early days of fall, George Douglas, CEO of Martin felt a chill go down his spine whenever he would look at the weekly A/R reports. The number of clients who were late in their payments was continuing to grow.He had gone to his administrators and asked them what the problem had been. Were they doing things different, or wrong, when it came to collecting overdue accounts? When checking his bookkeeper's records this was definitely not the case. He thought perhaps that he was losing clients to a competitor who offered rock-bottom prices with little to no guarantee of quality performance, and that the folks who owed Martin money had jumped ship and decided to leave him holding the bag.
. They could not afford to pay him their debt, but they could afford a lesser service, maybe. So he did the necessary research and, after discussions with friends in the same field, he realised that no, his customers hadn't gone anywhere else. The had just gone!.The situation looked dire to George Douglas. He had employees to pay, goods to ship, trucks to maintain and overhead that was almost unbearable when compared against the lack of funds that were coming in. After work he would confide in his wife, Sandra, and neither were unable to stop the constant worry over the lack of funds.""Lin, I have a really bad feeling,"" he would say with deep woe.""What could you do differently?"" she would ask.George would stare off for a moment and then close eyes. He could see the fleet of trucks he had purchased over the years. He could see them traveling, bringing goods to all of his clients. But somewhere, a haze would form over his fleet and the vast number of vehicles would disappear to but a few. Why couldn�t he work out how to resolve this financial problem with his business?""I think I know what it could be,"" George said. ""For way too long I've been relying solely on profits received from invoices. I've let too many of our customers go too long without paying on their bills."" All Sandra could do was hold his hand and look at him tenderly. 'We know it is a difficult economy at the moment - perhaps it will take a while for people to get on top of their bills'.""George knew very well that Sandra was only trying to help, but his responsibilities weighed heavily on his shoulders and he knew he had better do something soon to resolve this situation.The following day George walked into his office with a spring in his step, determined to call each and every client who owed money to Martin Truck & Haul. Now, it wasn't the most efficient way to spend a day as a chief executive, what he really needed to be doing was to be overseeing all of the other intricacies of shipment and delivery and reaching out to prospective clients or retraining his sales team to do the same. But, he felt like he was doing something proactive to help his business, even though he had staff on salary to do just that thing. A waste of time - a waste of money - he had the best intentions, but all the while George was realising just how much trouble he was in.Poor George spent the whole morning trying in vain to contact his debtors: they promised to call back, dodged his calls, or made small interest-only payments. He was beginning to feel quite despaired when his secretary knocked on his door.
""George, can I have a word?"" she queried, standing in the doorway.
""Of course Hilda, please come in."" George relaxed back into his chair and looked up at Hildaerley.""Well George, this afternoon I did some research, trying to work out how we are going to get out of this mess."" She pulled a small stack of papers from a folder and set them on the desk before him.""Have you ever heard of factoring?"" she asked.""It does sound vaguely familiar. What is factoring""? he asked.""Well,"" she began, ""It�s actually quite simple really.
So basically, factoring invoices would enable us to get paid on the nose for loads that we haul.""Immediately?"" George interrupted.""Immediately, yes"" she added, ""it is actually very simple. We can have an expert account manager review our numbers and help us complete a company profile. That profile will also include investigating our accounts receivable aging reports, our existing customer credit limits and so on. In addition, factoring will assist in determining our customers' creditworthiness, independent from their credit relationship with our company. It�s a broad view.""George replied cautiously ""I see - and what happens then?""Well, after their review, and we�re approved for a factoring contract, we can negotiate terms and conditions. You'll be surprised at the amount of flexibility, all dependent upon the credit histories and business volume.
This company tells us what the cost will be to purchase factoring for our accounts receivable. We come to an agreement and the funding starts pouring out.�George was still a little concerned. He leaned forward in his chair and studied the paperwork very closely.""It sounds too good to be true, Hilda,"" he said.""Now, now, I know, I thought the same thing. But think about it, George: they've guaranteed that experts will do all the paperwork, and that will free us up to do what we should be doing - focusing on our customers in good standing, and that kind of stuff. And they're flexible George,"" she drew a circle around a paragraph on the document before him.""How flexible?"" he asked.""They personalize the factoring rates so that the amount they are willing to take on is commensurate with our needs and our client�s debt. Apparently they can figure this all out in two to four days.
""It does all sound pretty good, remembering that we are all tapped out now with loans from the bank last year to repair vehicles, and we all know just how tight money is. it is imperative that we keep the business rolling as usual, and every day we go unpaid we are getting closer and closer to dealing with some serious issues in both the short term and the long term,"" George said.George took in a long slow breath, then looked at his secretary with something like hope in his eyes.""Exactly�. This could very well be the answer to resolving the problems we are having with these clients who still owe us money.""George thought about this and agreed with Hildaerley. The customers who were in debt to Martin Truck & Haul were professional resources of the company, but they were also long-standing friends. Just because they were experiencing difficulties paying their own bills now, George was very concerned about losing these relationships. George knew that the economy had taken a hit and he knew that it would probably be a long time before things started to look up again. If he did not handle these debtors in the right way, that unknown amount of time could spell disaster for all of them. Of course he did not want to lose any more money, but he did not want to lose business either.""Well, let me think about this tonight Hilda, thank you."" Hilda nodded, stood up and left the office feeling that she had helped her employer keep on his shirt and hers too.George stayed at his desk for a long time, looking over the details they hadn't discussed during their meeting. He wondered if there might be other problems freight factoring could help Martin Truck & Haul with? Running his pencil down the sheet, he noted that the freight factoring company could assist with fuel costs, fuel advances, and fuel discount cards. In fact, Martin could receive up to fifty-percent cash advances upon load pick-ups. As a man who hated binding contracts with no room to breathe, he was pleased to see that this factoring company would not make him sign a long term contract, would not make him pay any sign up fees and there was no minimum volume required.""I must tell Floyd the good news,"" George muttered to himself.George's son-in-law, Floyd, loved the idea behind Martin and highly respected his father-in-law for having such great business sense, that two years ago he got his capital together and started his own transportation company. George knew then what struggles Floyd would face but he encouraged him nonetheless. With the economy the way it was, if an established company such as Martin was struggling then the little guys, like Floyd, were going to be in even more trouble. But, maybe the answer for both of them was in freight factoring, and George was going to find out very soon.Some months later, having successfully gone through the entire process of the application, having experts study his credit history and statements and review his accounts receivable, George found that he was starting his journey out of the despair which had been created for him by his delinquent account holders.They took on reasonable factoring purchase contracts and stopped spending their precious man hours scrambling to collect debt. They took that time and refocused effort to offering competitive prices in new territories. George looked back on the dismal months of life before freight factoring and almost shuddered at the thought. Had he missed the boat on this one, he probably wouldn't be in business today.
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Factoring in the Future of a Trucking Business: A Story Franklin Meyer let the phone ring on his desk. He let his morning coffee cool and left his cigarette to ash itself in the tray, because he is trying to make the biggest decision ever for his trucking company. Meyer Trucking Company had reached a turning point and he now had to make a decision as to whether he should sign up with a factoring company, and indeed if this would be a good or regrettable decision for his business.
More than forty years ago Franklin's father had started this business working as an owner-operator and eventually growing Meyer Trucking Company into a fifteen trailer fleet. Yes, they had survived some very difficult times when it appeared like they might go under, and even Franklin's mother had jumped into the cab at times to make hauls. His father had worked long enough to see the price of hires drop dramatically during the recession and to see the explosion of fuel prices afterwards. Now the company was solely in Franklin�s hands and he wanted to live to see it in better shape for his sons.
To move Meyer Trucking Company ahead into the future, he needed a steady cash flow but there was just not enough money to go around. He had employees to pay. They all have families and the usual household bills. Some of the refrigerated trailers were in need of repairs and he felt to stay competitive it was also a good idea to invest in specialized haulers to be ready for the constant requests he was getting for loads of new energy and agriculture equipment. Every time he had to turn down a request, Meyer Trucking looked weak in a very strong market.
He knew what his father would have said - 'wait, take your time before adding new technology'. Franklin chuckled, thinking about his father. He remembered when his father was totally against installing GPS units in the cabs. He would say, �Why do you need the voice of some woman to tell you to get off at an exit that has been the same exit that has been there for years?� Also his father had the habit of teasing all the drivers he caught switching into automatic even though driving in automatic was much more efficient though not manly in his father�s eyes. His father days were long gone and technology was actually an important improvement for the business such as having Qualcomm to cut down on fruitless time communicating on the phone for bills of lading.
Franklin knew he was right in his forward thinking. How would he take Meyer Trucking to the next level? More importantly, how could he afford it? Funding was all tied up in the mortgage for the office and garage and in the fuel bills. Thankfully he'd just finished paying off the bank loan for the installation of satellite radio in the trucks.
He wondered about factoring - was this the answer for him? If he was being honest, he did not really understand how it all worked. It sounded a lot like ninth grade algebra which just didn�t feel like it belonged as part of the trucking business. A factoring company actually purchases your invoices and takes control of your accounts receivable, payment being a certain percentage of the amount invoiced. In return, the factoring company pays the trucking business straight away, providing immediate cash flow for the business to pay staff, purchase fuel, and do any repairs or maintenance. Without this assistance, you're placed in the position of waiting for payment from your customers, and this can often be thirty days, or more. During those thirty days the trucking company cannot pay its employees and bills with invoices.
Franklin had to really consider what his next step was going to be. He had heard of companies charging for same day money transfers, advancing a percentage of the money owed to your business, while the rest is held in a private account if the bill wasn't paid within sixty or more days. Plus it was worse still if the customer didn�t pay up at all because then the factoring company would take it right out of the money supposed to be coming to you! He'd even heard about some companies putting you onto a sliding percentage scale regardless of any previously signed contracts for possibly 3% or 7%, and there you are now with 10% coming as a charge to you out of the freight bill. His friend Ronnie who had a trucking business in Missouri, was run nearly into the ground by a factoring company that charged him the full freight bill on top of the factoring fees. Well, what was the point of going to a factoring company if there was shady business like that going on?
But it turned out to be quite easy. All the factoring companies he researched were open about their business practices and very friendly on the phone when he called. Their customer service actually knew things about their company and spoke in nice clear English so he could understand what was being explained. He didn�t mind signing an exclusive contract. In fact, he was quite pleased with the idea of a long-term contract because he knew this was a one-off and he would not have to keep going back and forth to different companies. He was not charged for a credit check, and in addition he was offered a fuel advance on the pick-up of a load. In fact there were a few companies who offered him a non-recourse factoring program, and this was exactly what he had been hoping for. He was more than happy with the figures he was offered in percentage terms on the freight bills. It was good money.
For Franklin it was quite a relief to be dealing with the factoring company. They were extremely helpful and more personable than the bank staff. He was relieved to note that the factoring companies understood the trucking business and discussed business with him like a respected client, not like someone looking for a handout. The factoring companies didn�t worry over his credit and the debt troubles his father had had in the past of the company. Factoring was based on the credit of his customers and on their reliability which worked well for Franklin because he and his father had built up good strong relationships over decades with their list of clients. So he knew they would understand when the factoring company contacted them for the invoices. His clients would not have any problems, nor would they think poorly of Meyer Trucking, because the factoring companies handle themselves in such a polite and professional manner, similar to the way his father had managed the business in the past.
Feeling happier now, Franklin stepped out of his office to advise his secretary to expect to receive the contract very shortly from the factoring company. There was a new bounce is his step now: he knew instinctively that this new step would raise the future of his company to a new and higher level, and that all the stress from the past could now be put behind him. He suddenly realized that, with this new cash flow, he could actually expand Meyer Trucking Company and who knows, move into Canada, which had always been his dream. His heart felt full knowing his sons wouldn�t have to worry about money because of the right decisions he had made for their trucking business.
�So It is not a loan?� Nicholas Hayes asked as he leaned back in his chair, crossing his legs. The woman sitting across the desk from Nicholas smiled at him, shaking her head.�Not quite,� she stated.Nicholas Hayes owned a small trucking company, and his business had recently fallen on difficult times. Trucking could be a profitable business, and for a little under a decade, it had been for Arnold. His company was called Rogers Trucking, named after both of his grandfathers, Wallace and Dwayne. They had both been hardworking men, and had done a lot to make Nicholas the same.Six months ago disaster struck Arnold's business when two out of his fleet of fifteen trucks were taken off the road.
One was involved in a very costly accident, and the other simply rolled over, and headed to the trucking graveyard. Nicholas depended on his full fleet, and missing two trucks was devastating . In addition, he just did not have the available cash to buy a new truck, plus repair the other one.Paying of bills in the trucking industry is always a major cause for concern for businesses.
Waiting a month or longer for bills to be paid was quite normal. In the long run, this wasn�t an issue, but if problems arose, you could find yourself in trouble.Nicholas was an excellent business man, and he certainly hadn't done anything wrong. Things had happened that he could not have predicted, and he had to figure out a way to keep his business from hurting, or even going under.That�s where the woman across the desk came in. Nicholas knew she was employed by a Factoring company and that her name was Amanda. Nicholas had come across her company as he sat in his office late one night, pouring over the internet for some solution to his problem long after his employees had gone home.Amanda explained. �It�s not a loan, we purchase your accounts receivable. we are not giving you finance to be repaid later: we are purchasing something from you, and when you can you can buy it back. That way we�re protected from a complete loss, but you�re protected from the outrageous fees you would find in a loan from the bank.Nicholas nodded. It sounded good to him, almost too good.Amanda laughed. �You look like you don�t believe me,� she chuckled.�Oh no, I do: it just sounds too good to be true. I actually thought I might end up losing my business.�Amanda nodded. �We get that a lot. Listen, I�d hate to see you lose your company. You work hard, you�ve put everything you can into it. We all need help sometimes. That's why we do what we do.""Well, I'm very grateful that you came to see me today.""It�s right down the road, usually we do it all online, but I didn�t mind swinging on by today,� said Amanda with a smile. �Let�s see what we can do to help you.�And right there and then they created a business profile. Nicholas filled the form out, with Amanda available to help him if he needed it. The profile filled Amanda and her company in on Arnold�s company, and would help them determine if he was suitable for factoring. In truth, not all companies were. Some were beyond factoring special brand of help, and sometimes things weren�t even dire enough for it. As Nicholas completed his form, Amanda listened to his story and she felt quite sure he would be the ideal candidate for Factoring.When the form was done Amanda took it and slid it into her briefcase. Standing up, she reached over the desk and shook Arnold's hand. He also stood up, and they smiled at each other. Nicholas walked Amanda to the door where they said 'Goodbye', then he went back into his office.His employees were there, seven who worked in the office, and as he sat behind his desk once more he heard the familiar clack of fingers on keyboards, the electronic whine of the copy machine.He leaned back and closed his eyes. He felt so drained: he had been flailing helplessly for so long, he just knew his business was going to collapse and probably take him with it. Talking to Amanda though, learning about factoring, it felt like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders. He sat back in his chair and ran a hand through his graying but still thick black hair.All those long, sleepless nights. The terrifying panic attacks that occurred regardless of where he was. Already he could feel all the stress start to drain away. He wasn�t out of the woods yet, there was still a lot of work to be done, but he could feel it. He was still here; he knew this was the right path for him, and he felt proud that he had taken the appropriate steps to sort out his problems.His mind wandered back to the very beginning, when he first started his business. He had opened a restaurant at age twenty two when he was fresh out of school. It had been successful. Home cooking in his hometown, and he had done very well.But he had gotten bored. He wasn't passionate about the food industry. He thought about it for a long time, then decided it was time to sell his restaurant. He took half a year off, and in that time he thought to start Rogers Trucking. So he did it. Once again he built a company from the ground up. He had been successful.Then disaster! The two trucks went down and suddenly his success wasn't looking so guaranteed. He was about to turn fifty. He was concerned that he just did not have the energy left to try and save the business. But giving up wasn't part of his personality either.
The idea of cutting his losses, shutting down, laying off his workers, it actually made him sick some nights. He did not want to quit - both for himself and for his staff members.And now it seemed as though he would not have to - all because of Factoring. Arnold's eyes opened, he sat forward in his chair and turned on his computer. He had lots to do. He could be thankful later, for now, it was time to work.
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Why Truck Establishments Work with Factoring Firms.
As the manager of your own firm, you may likely be more than mindful already of the challenge in making certain that capital concerns do not become a dilemma down the line. After all, the toughest thing that can in all probability develop for your firm is to find yourself embroiled in a long and troublesome circumstance that leaves you forever trying to find the cash you really need on an ongoing manner.
For any business in this predicament, the concern can come for waiting for work to clear up and actually be compensated into your account. Bill of sales, checks, and the like can take a long time to actually to be taken care of which can easily leave you with short-term capital difficulties. Gratefully, there are options out there for industries to check out-- and one of these is factoring agencies.
Factoring agencies will, in substitution for your bill of sales, grant you with the cash money today to ensure you do not have to stress over the lingering duration that could make paying off the bills and getting toolsmore hard. With this kind of arrangement, invoice factoring can become tremendously helpful for numerous firms who ought to avoid a money ploy which they have found themselves in.
Simply because, relying on the size of the job, it can take up to 60 days for some business enterprises to get compensated then it is vital to take care of your own back and certainly not leave yourself resources short to pay the costs. After all, how many business enterprises have two months income just lying there to address all their overheads until they make money?
This is most notably correct of truck agencies. They generally deal with numbers of invoices which means a substantial quantity of collection time involves business owner themselves. Attempting to get paid off in time can end up being an extraordinary trouble and this is exactly why you make use of trucking factoring companies who are happy to help out truckers specifically.
As most of us realize, trucking is an remarkably huge field with numerous firms out there employing hundreds of vehicle drivers. Sadly, several of these drivers wind up in money troubles since they are still waiting for work from six weeks previously to actually pay them. When this is the case for a truck company, resorting to factoring companies for reinforcement might be the finest alternative left.
This implies that a truck organization can pay the salaries of the workers, keep all the vehicles loaded with fuel and continue to go up, grow and expand without always waiting for the money which is taking too prolonged to come in. Trucking Establishments operating without a factoring system applied are leaving themselves at considerable threat, as contenders cash out quickly and go on to grow.
There's absolutely not much to be stressed about when it comes to using a Factoring business-- they commonly are not like a financial institution or somebody who is going to leave you with a significant stack of financial debt to pay back. You give them legitimate invoices from work you have already finished , you are only speeding up the payment process.
In the Usa, where truck establishments prosper, factoring companies are not considered getting a loan in any capacity. This confidential arrangement then allows both groups to make money and enjoy a worry-free future-- it provides the factoring company a warranted asset of money to include in the list and it offers the trucking company the required money that they worked hard to gain.
The trucking establishment presents their statements to the factoring establishment. The trucking factoring company then receive the payments from the trucking company's customers. Factoring has beenaround for centuries and has been employed for many years by plenty of different sectors-- but none exceeding so than truckers. While you might miss out on a small part of the money, something like 1-3 % depending on who you team up with, it indicates that you are obtaining the money today and can actually begin putting the resources to function.
Once and for all, an IOU or an invoice is absolutely not going to pay for overheads, is it? For trucking firms when the income can be good one day and gone the next, it is up to the drivers to work sensibly and to make sure they are leaving themselves with a substantial quantity of time and money to get through the week up until they are compensated once more.
So the next instance your trucking enterprise is having some short-term cash flow concerns and you are shelling out too much time chasing inactive paying clients, why not start considering making use of a factoring companies as a method to get your finances and give yourself a more worry-free future in the eyes of your trucking staff and your bank dividend?
Traditional Bank Loans
Finance through a bank loan is the normal, or traditional, way of financing your business. While these loans are handy they are not available to every business. As an example, a newly formed business may not have the required assets to qualify for a bank loan, and even if they did, it is usual practise for a bank to use the business itself as collateral. This means that if you default on your loan payment you could lose your entire business. In addition, while you apply for a certain loan amount, that is all the financing you are entitled to. Once the loan is paid off, you can then apply for another loan if the need arises.
What Are Trucking Factoring Companies?
Trucking Factoring companies do not offer loans, and you do not go into debt when you get money from a Trucking Factoring company. The finance you receive from the Trucking Factoring company is determined by money already earned by your business, but not yet received. The Trucking Factoring company purchases your accounts receivable, or part of them, for a certain percentage of their value - this is normally about 80-95%. The amount of finance you can receive will be based on the amount you have earned and the accounts receivable you are prepared to sell. Once a Trucking Factoring account has been created for you, it will continue for as long as you need it, with the money available continuing to grow as your business grows, and providing cash as you require it.
What Are The Benefits Of A Trucking Factoring Company Versus A Traditional Bank Loan?
While not every business can take advantage of Trucking Factoring account financing (you have to have a business that has account receivables) for those that can use this type of financing there are several distinct benefits.
1. You will not Incur Debt. Since the Trucking Factoring company actually buys your accounts receivable you do not actually incur debt like you do with a bank loan. This has many benefits including the fact, that this type of financing will not affect either your business credit rating or your personal credit rating. In the event that your business fails, you would not have to be concerned about someone coming after your personal or your business assets in order to pay off a loan. The debt goes onto your credit report with a bank loan, with only one missed payment adversely affecting your business credit: it would also affect your ability to secure insurance, and may reflect on your personal credit rating as well.
2. No Collateral Required. Another benefit of using a Trucking Factoring company instead of a traditional loan is that you are not required to provide collateral to the Trucking Factoring company in order to secure financing, because the company �buys� the accounts receivables; not loans you money based on them. Plus, the state of your credit rating is not an issue; however the Trucking Factoring company will run a credit check on your clients whose accounts receivable are being offered for financing. This makes it easier for fledgling businesses to get the financing they need through a Trucking Factoring company (as long as their accounts receivables are in good order) then from a bank, who may not feel that you have been in business long enough to be worth the risk of issuing you a loan.
3. You'll receive the money faster. Using a Trucking Factoring company means that you'll get the finance quicker. The money will normally be in your account within 24 hours, once the Trucking Factoring company is confident that your customers� accounts are likely to be paid. With a bank, there are vast amounts of paperwork, then the loan has to be underwritten, which can take months before you actually see the loan if it is approved.
4.You receive interest up-front. With a bank loan interest continues to build, and this has to be paid the whole time you have a business loan; however with a Trucking Factoring company there is no interest - they take it right off the top by deducting it from the total amount of receivable accounts. So not only are you relieved of those monthly loan payments, but you also do not have to worry about the building up of interest, as every penny in the account is yours to spend on the business.
As you can see, there are several benefits that makes considering financing through a Trucking Factoring company over a traditional bank worthwhile. However, there are also a couple of other benefits that a factory company can offer your business is far beyond the scope of the bank. The most important benefits is that once you sell your accounts receivable to the factory company, you do not have to take time away from running your business to collect the money owed from reluctant to pay customers. The Trucking Factoring company takes over that chore, since it is now their money to collect. Trucking Factoring companies are very good at collecting these debts, saving you the time and effort that you need to devote to your growing company.
Another bonus is that, because the Trucking Factoring company has evaluated the quality of your customers' credit before buying the accounts receivable, you learn valuable information regarding your customers, like which ones are likely to pay, and which ones are less likely to pay.While a Trucking Factoring company is not the only way for your business to obtain the money it needs to keep growing, it does offer a type of financing well worth considering.