[Replay] Rights and Rules for Small Businesses

Mar 8, 2023

Do you know your rights as a small business owner?

What rules impact your business and how can you change it?

Replay now available of this March 7 webinar to hear about the Hawaii State Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) and their work towards a regulatory environment that encourages and supports the vitality of small business in Hawaii.

The Board reviews State and County Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) that impact small business and advocate for small businesses to make changes. They act as a resource to the State Legislature, State Departments and Counties regarding the small business impact of new laws, rules and ordinances.

If you have ever dealt with departments like Environmental Management, Liquor Control, Planning, Public Works, Transportation or Water Supply then you want to know about the SBRRB.

Plus, learn about the Hawaii Small Business Bill of Rights – what they are and how they affect the way you do business.

Presented by Maui Economic Development Board in partnership with the Hawaii SBRRB,  the webinar was led by Vice Chair of the SBRRB, Mary Albitz; and Jet’aime Ariola, SBRRB Office Assistant.

Mary Albitz has a BS in Sociology from the University of Santa Clara where she first started working with teenagers through the Santa Clara Community Action Program. Her involvement with the Community earned her a University Riordan Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Since then she has 30+ years in the social work field in various settings and has worked for expatriate tax firms. She also owned and operated a puzzle and game store for 4 years.

Currently, she (and husband Gary) own and operate Island Art Party in Kihei, Maui, a paint and sip studio where a Partista (Party Artist) takes people step by step through the painting of the day.

Jet’aime Ariola provides clerical support to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board. Working in close coordination with all 11 board members, Jet’aime has proven to be indispensable in organizing scheduling and managing resources for the SBRRB while innovating successful projects to improve office support.

Jet’aime has owned her own women’s clothing boutique business for 7 years. She has since had other business endeavors due to her strong sense of entrepreneurial ways. She not only provides support to the SBRRB but also takes a small business perspective in consideration when coming up with solutions on how to contribute towards the betterment of the SBRRB. Passionate about small business and all the possibilities the SBRRB could help with, Jet’aime provides the perfect foundation of services that help with the SBRRB outreach efforts and initiatives.


Funded (in part) through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.