Keeping small business in business

Incident Strategies Group provides crisis and risk management services to self-employed individuals and small business owners in Hawaii and across the Asia Pacific region.

We believe that our communities are a better place when small businesses and individuals thrive. That is why we are dedicated to helping our clients feel safe to run their business without fear or intimidation.

Keeping your doors open

The world has become a challenging place to do business.

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown business owners how quickly things can turn. But unfortunately, pandemics are not the only issue that threaten your business.

Climate change has made the weather so volatile that billion dollar disasters are now more common. Social and political divisions has led to unrest and a rise in targeted assaults and harassments towards immigrants and minority-business owners. And the social media platforms continue to do a terrible job at monitoring their sites, allowing for abuse and disinformation.

For self-employed individuals and small business owners, these challenges have created a crisis situation. In an instant, a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice could be destroyed.

Percent of small business that never oepen their doors following a disaster
Percent of smaller companies that fail within a year unless they can resume operations within 5 days following a disaster:

Source: FEMA

Small businesses are worth saving

Who we are

Established in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our staff has a long history in working with high-risk communities in the Asia-Pacific. Our founder Tony Nikae led the team that created Havocscope, a research firm that specialized in identifying global risks from the black market. His work on counterfeit goods, human trafficking, wildlife trafficking, and other risks to businesses has been cited by organizations and media publications around the world. He has firsthand expeirence with local communities and business owners across Asia and the United States in reducing their risk and has worked with clients in the non-profit, governmental, and financial sectors.

Today, that experience is used to help our local communities survive these challenging times. Resources and strategies exist that can help organizations of all sizes get through emergencies, crisis situations, and business interruptions. Our goal is to get that information to those that need it most. By providing them with the same level of information and advice that large corporations receive, we believe that we can increase the survival rate for small businesses in our neighborhoods.

Small sample of where our work is cited

World Economic Forum, Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition

Council on Foreign Relations, The Global Regime for Transnational Crime, 2013

United Nations Environmental Programme, Emerging Environmental Issues 2013

European Parliament, Sexual exploitation and prostitution and its impact on gender equality, 2014

Oracle, Anatomy of a Cyber Attack, 2017

Ernest and Young, Counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling: Growing threat to national security, 2013

Toronto Star, Federal government studying $30 billion counterfeit market, November 1, 2013

Business Insider, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Black Market But Were Afraid To Ask, January 23, 2012.

Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade and PWC, Economic Impact of Trade Secret Theft, February 2014.

United States Coast Guard, Western Hemisphere Strategy, September 2014.