Friday, December 8, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Woman Owned Business Success Story

Aloha!

 

Lorraine Minatoishi has done what most women cannot.  She is highly successful in a male dominated industry.  Learn how she did it in this week's Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker show.  Here is the link:

 

 

Time for tax planning.  Rule of thumb, which is even more important this year (tax rates expected to be going down next year), where you can, defer income to next year and accelerate your expenses.  There are ways this can be done, and the savings could be huge.  Talk with your tax preparer and act in December before you miss the opportunity and it's too late.

 

All the best and Aloha till next week!

 

RB

 

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker and Carl Williams

Aloha!!

 

What happens when you get two "very experienced" CPA's on the same show? 

 

Actually, more than you might expect!!  Carl Williams who has about 40 years' experience and I with about 35 years' experience had a lot of fun chatting about the profession, how important CPA's are for business success, how rewarding the career is and how it used to be……

 

This show is for anyone that is, wants to be or is utilizing the services of a CPA. 

 

Finally, this is the last week for the Think Tech annual fund raiser.  Please donate $20, $50 or $100 (any amount is of course is appreciated). Think Tech broadcasts over 30 shows a week, is a nonprofit organization and the donation is 100% deductible. Mahalo for whatever you can do.   

 

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Aloha until next week!

RB

 

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Today's Rational Exuberance

Good news!  Economic expansion predicted to continue for several more years! 



Today's Rational Exuberance: Financial Advisor Magazine created exclusively for advisors by highly experienced editorial and publishing teams.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Business in Hawaii - Making Money Selling Plants

These two fantastic ladies stole the show today!!  Learned so much about growing flowers, plants and all kinds of things here in Hawaii.

 

Watch this show and be prepared to learn! 

 

 

We are in the final two weeks of Think Tech's annual fund raiser.  Thank you to those who have already contributed.  If you have enjoyed the Business in Hawaii show and have not already contributed, please consider helping keep it on the air.  Contributions of any size are welcome. Giving is easy and 100% tax deductible. If you're interested in helping Think Tech and Business in Hawaii, please join me now and "Give Thanks for ThinkTech" by contributing at the following link:

 

 

Mahalo nui loa and Aloha,

 

Reg

 

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker and a Hawaii Five O Stuntman

Aloha!

 

Hawaii Five O stuntman shares his story about getting into the acting business.  Not an easy process and patience is one of the keys to success in acting.  Not to mention knowing people and having some outstanding skills!

 

Here is the link - https://youtu.be/EwzPHuwuFiw?t=24

 

Hope everyone is having a pleasant Veterans Day.  A little wet and cloudy here in Hawaii but at least it is warm and green!

 

Have a great weekend and see you next week!

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker and the Hawaii Symphony

Aloha!!

 

Wow!  What a fantastic story.  We are so lucky to have Michael Titterton and the Symphony in Hawaii. Truly an amazing story about how a few people in Hawaii was able to make such a huge impact on our community.

 

Here is this week's link - https://youtu.be/LTiRGnekK4w?t=25

 

All the best until next week.

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Business in Hawaii With Reg Baker - Finding Qualified Workers Fast Secret!

Aloha!! 

 

Hope all is well as we begin to get close to the Holidays.  Every year seems to fly by faster than the year before. 

 

If you are having a hard time finding qualified workers, you need to watch this!!  A powerful secret is revealed to find qualified workers fast. 

 

 

Aloha until next week,

 

RB

 

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Business in Hawaii with the Hawaii Chamber's Young Professionals

Aloha!

 

Hawaii Chambers Young Professionals Shaking and Baking!!  Jacob Noh (Chari-elect) and Emily Kleiner (VP of Programs and Development) explain the value and opportunity that the Chamber YP program offers its members.  What a Team and what a program!    Follow the link - https://youtu.be/3oRUgtWC66A?t=25

 

Attention!!  Anyone 65 or close to it.  Open enrollment started October 15.  Medicare is a very complicated process with a lot of misinformation floating around.  If you don't enroll on time it could trigger a late penalty increasing your premium that you must pay forever.  This is also the time to make changes to your plan if desired.  Please see the attached PDF for more information on how to get some very valuable guidance

 

Finally – if you have a minute, please check out the Think Tech Hawaii donation page.  Think Tech is doing some fundraising through November and really needs your support.  To keep my show as well as 30 other community based shows on the air we need your help.  Any amount would be appreciated, even if it's just $20.  Totally tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please follow this link and do what you can - https://thanksforthinktech.causevox.com/reg-baker

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Business in Hawaii - Diving with Wounded Warriors

Aloha!!

 

What a wet weekend in Hawaii this is turning out to be. 

 

The wet weather is a nice segue to this week's broadcast of Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.

Ocean Legends is an International Diving Academy that offers Recreational, Commercial and underwater Movie Production training and certifications. Hear their amazing story in this week's broadcast.

Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/nyhcdkCOB_4?t=25

I also have had a few articles recently published in the Hawaii Business Magazine.  I addressed lessons learned from the Uber fiasco, when and how to get a bank loan and my report from Washington DC concerning the national SBA Board meeting on Regulatory Fairness I attended.  Here is the link if interested -   http://www.hawaiibusiness.com/topics/small-business/

 

Finally – if you have a minute, please check out the Think Tech Hawaii donation page.  Think Tech is doing some fundraising through November and really needs your support.  To keep my show as well as 30 other community based shows on the air we need your help.  Any amount would be appreciated, even if it's just $20.  Totally tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  Please follow this link and do what you can - https://thanksforthinktech.causevox.com/reg-baker

 

Everyone have a great weekend!

 

Mahalo nui loa,

 

RB

 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Infinium Interiors

Aloha!

 

I was able to talk with Savan Patel of Infinium Interiors this week - A great success in a challenging industry! 

 

A 15-year Navy veteran did the research and picked his industry.  The rest is history! Learn how he made his dream a reality.

 

 

Attention!!  Anyone 65 or close to it.  Open enrollment starts October 15.  Medicare is a very complicated process with a lot of misinformation floating around.  If you don't enroll on time it could trigger a late penalty increasing your premium that you must pay forever.  Please see the attached PDF for more information on how to get some very valuable guidance. 

 

Have a great week!

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

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Serving on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairman of District IX (CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam and American Samoa). 

 

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - East Oahu Chamber of Commerce is Open for Business!

Aloha –

 

East Oahu Chamber is now open for business but not entirely new to the area.

 

Formerly known as the Hawaii Kai Chamber they have greatly expanded their footprint and has big plans.

 

Listen to how these two very motivated ladies will make the East Oahu Chamber a household name.  Great lessons here on getting the word out and reinventing yourself when needed.

 

https://youtu.be/SSH4K3QU6Fc?t=24

 

Hard to believe in a couple days it will be October!

 

Everyone have a great weekend! 

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Reg Baker appointed to Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board

Good Morning!

 

I wanted to share some exciting information with you. 

 

Governor Ige has appointed me to the Hawaii Small Business Review Board.  Please see attached appointment letter.

 

This state of Hawaii appointment, combined with my role on the federal SBA Regulatory Fairness Board will be powerful and allow me to work more effectively at helping small businesses with regulatory challenges at both the state and federal levels.

 

I am very excited about this new opportunity!

Aloha,

 

RB

 

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Managing Partner

Reg Baker & Company

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Business in Hawaii - Quarterly Commentary

Aloha!

 

What a fast-paced information packed session this was!

 

We touched on what a forensic audit is and why we need one for the Rail.  And the sooner the better!!  Otherwise we will continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.  

 

Also discussed the foreign bank account reporting deadline (many need to file and don't even know it), the dreamer fiasco, infrastructure projects and the labor shortage (the last three are all related).

 

And the link is - https://youtu.be/8KGl4whCr9g?t=27

 

Attention!!  Anyone 65 or close to it.  Medicare is a very complicated process with a lot of misinformation floating around.  If you don't enroll on time it could trigger a late penalty increasing your premium that you must pay forever.  Please see the attached PDF for more information on how to get some valuable guidance. 

 

Have a great week!

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

Phone: (808) 753-6026

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Serving on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairman of District IX (CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam and American Samoa). 

 

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Quarterly Commentary Sept 21

We touched on what a forensic audit is and why we need one for the Rail.  Also discussed the foreign bank account reporting deadline, the dreamer fiasco, infrastructure projects and the labor shortage.




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

Aloha!

We have amazing talent and experience right here in Hawaii if we only take the time and look for it. Sometimes we get too caught up with what is happening on the mainland (which we have no control over) and we lose sight of what is happening right here in our own backyard (which we can control).

Ray Tsuchiyama has vast international experience and a global perspective. He is also a "local" having grown up in Kalihi and graduated from Farrington High School. His perspective is refreshing and valuable for Hawaii to move forward and address the numerous issues she faces today.

Take a few minutes and listen to what Ray has to say about Hawaii from a global perspective and a large dose of international experience.

 

 

Please see attached flyer for two Hawaii Chamber speaking engagements; one on Sept 28 (CFO Workshop) and the other on October 12 (Profitable Outsourcing).  Join us if you can.  Lots of very valuable information will be shared. 

 

Until next week!

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker

Aloha –

So good to be back and in the saddle again.  Had a fantastic show with Lia Hunt Young of Goldwing Supply Service and Dennis Wong from Hawaii National Bank.  Two very dynamic individuals. 

Lia's company is a Native Hawaiian, women owned, 2nd generation and SBA Certified small business success! Very impressive story of taking over a company and making it grow and compete.  Here is the link - https://youtu.be/5yCxyL2qb6Y?t=25

Everyone have a great weekend and see you next week!

 

Aloha,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

Phone: (808) 753-6026

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Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker Library

Serving on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairman of District IX (CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam and American Samoa). 

 

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Reg Baker's Report from Washington DC

Aloha –

 

I just returned from spending a week in Washington DC.  Although Congress was on recess and many of the President's Senior Administrators were traveling with him in Texas due to Harvey, we were able to get a lot done during the SBA's Regulatory Fairness Board Meetings and Testimony's. 

 

I was able to help coordinate The Grassroots Institute testimony on the harmful effects of the Jones Act by Keli'I Akina, President of Grassroots Institute and OHA Trustee.   I was also able to represent the four Liquor Commissions of Hawaii on the tax clearance issues they have been dealing with for several years (and got the issue resolved I might add).   Please see the link below for more details on a very successful Board meeting and updates on all the help the current administration will be offering to the small businesses nationwide. 

 

               www.regbaker.com/bakerblog

 

Due to a technical issue, last week's Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker was not uploaded to YouTube.  This is being fixed and we should have the link within a day or two.  After it is uploaded, you will be able to find it by clicking this link (as well as over 100 previous Business in Hawaii Shows) –

 

               https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQpkwcNJny6kL2MehV1uJ-b1_j1N_JPTP

 

All the best until next week!

 

PS – so good to be home!!

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Can an ASC solve out healthcare challenges?

Aloha –

 

I am writing this from Washington DC.  I am attending the US SBA Board of Directors meeting for Regulatory Fairness and preparing to offer testimony this afternoon on behalf of the Liquor Commissions in Hawaii (one for each county) on the challenges they were experiencing with the IRS.  I emphasize "were".  We filled the comment form stating the issue on July 25.  This form went from the DC offices of the SBA to the IRS Commissioner and back to Hawaii requesting a meeting in less than two weeks.  We had a series of phone calls and a meeting with the matter being resolved in about four weeks on August 21.  Truly amazing!!  The process does work and we can resolve federal regulatory issues using the SBA's Regulatory Fairness Board (I am a board member and Chair Region IX).

 

Now for ASC's – certainly a step in the right director for fixing our healthcare crisis in the Hawaii and the US.  Check it out and let me know what you think?

 

               https://youtu.be/QhQQJTOY8jA?t=30

 

And if you know anyone that has a good story to tell about their business please ask them to contact me.  Would love to see if there is a fit to have them on the Show.

 

See you next week,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

Phone: (808) 753-6026

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Reg Baker Website

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Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker Library

Serving on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairman of District IX (CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam and American Samoa). 

 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Very Busy World of Senator Green

Aloha –

 

Senator Green is a busy guy!  And if (correction - when) he wins the next Lieutenant Governors election he will be busier than ever!  Such a down to earth and articulate guy. 

 

Here is the link to his interview - https://youtu.be/Z_4oUEp8ILg?t=23

 

And if you would like to see past Business in Hawaii shows, click on the library link below for over 100 past broadcasts. 

 

Headed to Washington DC late next week for the annual US Small Business Administration (SBA) Board of Directors meeting for Regulatory Fairness.  I will be making congressional testimony on two separate issues (representing the four Liquor Commissions in Hawaii and the Jones Act).  As chair of the Region IX (southwestern states), I will also be coordinating a break out session for prioritizing issues to address for the Region and reporting back to the full Board.  Should be a very busy Board meeting!

 

Aloha till next week,

 

RB

 

Reg Baker

Host of Business in Hawaii

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

Reg Baker Website

Reg Baker on LinkedIn

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Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker Library

Serving on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Board of Directors for Regulatory Fairness and Chairman of District IX (CA, AZ, NV, HI, Guam and American Samoa). 

 

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tax Update

WOW! This turned into a RAIL update from a tax perspective. Very scary times ahead!





Saturday, July 22, 2017

Healthcare Opportunities



Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Healthcare in Hawaii is huge and growing.  Great career opportunity that is highly mobile.  









Monday, July 3, 2017


I am launching a CFO service that allows any SMB (Small Mid-Sized Business) to afford a top notch and experienced CFO to assist with managing and growing their business.   
These highly qualified CFO’s serve as business navigators and work on a “as needed” basis and priced accordingly.  Starting at just a few hundred dollars a month you can get the financial talent of large companies.  We can also train and coach your in-house CFO and help them reach a higher level of performance. 

Please take a look at www.cfonav.com and let me know what you think.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Business in Hawaii - Island Plastic Bags 25th Anniversary Update

Business in Hawaii - We had Adrian Hong, President of Island Plastic Bags, as our Guest for the 25th Anniversary of the company. As many of you are aware, the plastic bag business, especially in Hawaii, has had some challenges which Adrian is very effectively addressing. Thank you Ray Tsuchiyama for sitting on as Guest host for this weeks show. Great job as always!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hawaii Regulatory Review Board Update

This business review board helps control unnecessary regulations.  Mahalo!!




Background of 40 under 40

Special Edition!!  I got to interview two winners of PBN's 40 under 40!!  Impressive!




Sunday, June 4, 2017

Health Insurance Explained

This weeks show - Health insurance explained.  Why costs and premiums keep going up explained.  A frank dialog with a former insurance regulator.




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hawaii Chamber of Commerces Young Professionals & PBN





Great program today with bad description.  Get updated about the Pacific Business News events
and Hawaii Chamber’s YP program.  Emily
Kleiner has her hands full and doing very well. 
So many ways to get involved with the PBN and Hawaii Chamber.



Monday, May 22, 2017

A Vantaggio HR and Labor Compliance Update





Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - HR and labor compliance
update with Ray Tsuchiyama and Vantaggio.



Benefits of Increasing Military Retention



Untapped highly trainable and disciplined labor force in
Hawaii. Ready to start immediately. 
Check it out!





Saturday, May 6, 2017

Better Business Bureau Defined and Explained

My guest host, Alice Li Hagan does a great job of discussing the BBB with its CEO Gregory Dunn.  I was busy at the SBA Awards luncheon accepting the 2017 SBA Business Advocate Award.  Thank you Alice and Gregory!!




Saturday, April 29, 2017

BUsiness in Hawaii - DBEDT Update





Hawaii’s DBEDT hits a home run for supporting SMB’s in
Hawaii.  Watch and see the incredible
amount of support they offer!



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Leading the Way to the Hawaii GOP's Future

Anyone with any sense knows that the future of the GOP (or any political party for that matter) lies with the younger generation.  Time for some new blood, new perspectives and a lot of collaboration. 
Andria Tupola​ is exactly what the GOP needs.



Here is her impressive interview on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker. 




Friday, April 21, 2017

Honolulu Community College Update





Community Colleges are one of the best ways to start you
post high school education.  And Honolulu
Community College is taking the lead. 
From trade schools to college credits during high school HHC sets the
bar high!



Friday, April 14, 2017

The HiGroup: What's Next for The Hawaii Group?

This week's Business in Hawaii highlights the Hawaii Group.  Matt Delaney is back and not wasting any time!




Saturday, April 8, 2017

Workers Compensation in Hawaii





Workers Comp is an important safety net that we should all
appreciate and have a better understanding of. 
Please join Dr. Scott McCaffrey, Senator Matt Matsunaga, Esq. (and yes,
Matt is the Son of US Senator Sparky Matsunaga) and myself as we discuss this
very important program. 





Friday, March 31, 2017

GOP Leaders in Hawaii Speak Out





The two GOP leaders in Hawaii give us a close-up view of
what is going on in Hawaii and the current legislative session. 





Friday, March 24, 2017

Healthcare in Hawaii - Issues on the Horizon

  Healthcare challenges not going away and getting worse in Hawaii.  Here is an update covering many of the challenges.




Maui Chamber Updates - Taking Business Development & Networking to New H...

Maui Chamber Rocks!!  What a dynamic organization providing so much value.  Join Today!!




Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Quarterly Commentary - Business News in Review

Quarterly Commentary with Attorney Steve Pingree.  Hot topics include immigration and tax reform. 




Monday, March 6, 2017

Current Topics in Hawaii Affecting Businesses

OHA Trustee and Grassroots Institute CEO Akina and I had a very compelling discussion on issues facing Hawaii and the business community. 




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hawaii Hotel Industry: The Past, Present and Future of Hospitality

The Tatibouet's share their long history in Hawaii and the Hotel business of Waikiki,  Over 50 years and still at going strong!




Friday, February 17, 2017

A Bank of Hawaii Update with Reg Baker and Kevin Sakamoto

Aloha!!



I had a great time with Kevin Sakamoto of Bank of Hawaii walking down memory lane. 



About 25 years ago, I worked for the Bank of Hawaii as the Manager of the International Operations, Finance and Administration.  The Bank of Hawaii has changed quite a bit since then and has become more innovative, efficient and technology focused.  Kevin explained how the Bank has evolved and become the power house of banking it is today.






Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hawaii Tax Updates

Hold on to your wallets!!  Hawaii taxes likely to significantly increase this year. 




Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hawaii Tourism Then and Now

Hawaii Tourism Authority's Elele Program is one of the best Ambassador programs in the world.  Learn all about it right here on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sniffing Out the Fakes - Service Dogs and the ADA



Aloha –





This week’s show breaks from the regular format a
little. 


I had Dr. Lucy Miller, who is a local and national advocate
for the ADA, provide some insight and training on the do’s and don’ts all
businesses need to know about service dogs. 
A very interesting topic and one that all businesses and their employees
need to be aware of. 





Sunday, January 1, 2017

What is PAU? (Pacific Advantage Unlimited)



Aloha!!  And Happy New
Year!! 




This week’s episode of Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker
discusses the PEO market in Hawaii and how it continues to evolve. 


Hawaii’s PEO market for the last few years have been
dominated by the big three - Altres, HiHR and ProService.  With ProService’s acquisition of HiHR there
was only two dominant players left.  For
those looking for an option other that the “Dominant Ones”, there is PAU or
Pacific Advantage Unlimited. 


PAU has formed some very interesting affiliations and the
synergies of these relationships will be impressive.  During 2017 PAU and their affiliates will be
rolling out new products, services and pricing. 
A third very competitive option will soon be available.  PAU will be a firm to watch during 2017!


Below is the link to find out more about PAU and the very
talented staff they have to help your business save some big bucks! 


Thank you and everyone please have a great 2017!!  It is already looking good!