Survey: Kaua‘i is good place to start a small business

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    From left, Aloha Dance Studio instructors William Balbin, Amanda Tanigawa, Tiffany Dick, Kellie Hatto, Ashley Korth and Sunny Magbaleta celebrate the conclusion of a successful recital.

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LIHU’E — A recent study from SmartAsset, a New York Financial company discovered that Kaua’i is one of the top islands in the state to start a small business. Maui comes in at first, with Kaua’i at second, Hawai‘i Island at third and Oahu in last.