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

 

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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

Host of Business in Hawaii

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

Reg Baker Website

Reg Baker on LinkedIn

Reg Baker Facebook Page

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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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

eFax: (866) 728-5419

Reg Baker Website

Reg Baker on LinkedIn

Reg Baker Facebook Page

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). 

 

Please email me at reg@regbaker.com if you would like to opt-out of these emails.  Just say "opt-out" in the subject line and it will be done. Mahalo!

 

 

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

Phone: (808) 753-6026

eFax: (866) 728-5419

Reg Baker Website

Reg Baker on LinkedIn

Reg Baker Facebook Page

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). 

 

Please email me at reg@regbaker.com if you would like to opt-out of these emails.  Just say "opt-out" in the subject line and it will be done. Mahalo!