Smart Business Hawaii, Hawaii’s most effective small business advocacy organization, hosts its 38th Annual Business & Investment Conference, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel, from 8 am to 2 pm. The public is welcome; advance registration is required (at PH 808-396-1724 or 808-349-5438).
The theme is: “Working for a BETTER Hawaii Business Climate.”
There is something for every Hawaii business, regardless of size.
Speakers include: Mike McCartney, President, Hawaii Tourism Authority; Jonathan Young, President, Associated Builders & Contractors; Bob Sigall, Best Selling Author of “The Companies We Keep;” Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii; Mark Storfer, Hilo Hattie and Naomi Hazelton-Giambrone, Element Media/Pacific Edge Magazine.
They will provide industry updates, business demographics, tax impact and tips for success.
The Minimum Wage, fees, and mandates are on the agenda.
A panel on, “Technology That Will Help Your Business Soar,” includes: Dale Evans, Charley’s Taxi; Peter Kay, Your Computer Minute/Cybercom, and Cole Slater of Maui Divers.
Luncheon keynote speaker is Patrick Snow, an international best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, publishing coach, and Internet entrepreneur. Snow has electrified and inspired more than 1,500 audiences worldwide over the last 20 years create their own destinies and get exactly what they want out of life and work.
Patrick’s has been profiled in The New York Times, Denver Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times. His best-selling book, Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life and Work, and his personal transition were also featured as a cover story in USA TODAY. Patrick’s book has been translated into numerous foreign languages and has sold more than 150,000 copies across six continents since 2001.
Patrick’s second book is titled The Affluent Entrepreneur: 20 Proven Principles for Achieving Prosperity. Patrick is also a contributing author to numerous other books including the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons for Mastering the Law of Attraction.
To date, Patrick has coached more than 200 clients in achieving their goals of writing, publishing, and marketing their books. He’s coached thousands of others to build their businesses and organizations on limited budgets using his “Sales Success Formula” and “Destiny Secret.”
Sponsors of the SBH Conference include HMAA, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, Altria Group, Reynolds American; Hawaii Reporter, Winners’ Camp Hawaii, Aston Hotel & Resorts, Valenti Print Group, Maui Divers of Hawaii, Cliff and Bobbie Slater, First Hawaiian Bank, Charley’s Taxi, ProService and UBS Financial Services.