What would Hawaiians do without Poke? Some go into withdrawal when they go to the Mainland. "Oh...oh...oh...how I miss that delicious Poke Bowl I have 3 to 5 times a week." Never fear...Poke is spreading to restaurants all over the Mainland. Los Angles is awash in Poke Restaurant (about 30) with more to come.
Poke Lives on the Mainland!
I Want My Own Business in Hawaii!
How many times have I heard this? Hmmmm...many, many people want to buy a business in Paradise and then use that business to make the move. Yes, that can work but is it the really smart way to do it? It takes time to learn the culture, understand the market and find your place in that market.
Don't let emotion run your business decisions. Remember, it costs a considerable amount of money to move here and even more if it just doesn't work.
My advise, ...go slow...maybe consider a franchise (we have over 300 + of them)...and plan, plan, plan your move. Fish Window Cleaning is a good franchise. Give it some consideration.
December 22nd, 2015
Thank you and Mele Kalikimaka to all who have interacted with us in 2015. It has been a wonderful year. May you and your family enjoy the Holidays.
PRBC had several on going business sales including our first internet business. We completed a number of business valuations and consulting assignments, as well.
We are entering 2016 with the addition of over 250 franchise opportunities, packaged and ready to go for Hawaii.
We look forward to 2016 with anticipation, hope and best wishes to each of you. Whether you are a buyer. seller or business services present or future client, we appreciate every one of you! Call us at 808-744-1826, if we can help.
I Want To Live IN Hawaii Legally
Hawaii is one of the most popular places in the world. Lots of people want to live here and for good reason. The weather is great, the people are wonderful and we all love the "no worries" culture.
If you are from the other 49 states or US Territories and are a US Citizen or Green Card holder, you will have no problem coming to and living in Hawaii. Plenty of people come here and enjoy living in the Islands.
But what if you are from another country? You too, can come here if you do it the right way! One of the smartest moves you can make is to buy a business which can help you get the proper VISA. This VISA allows you to live here or any other place in the USA.
Pacific Rim Business Consultants has a number of small businesses that could help qualify you for a proper VISA. We are experts at understanding the process you must go through. Get it touch with us and lets get started. Call Pacific Rim Business Consultants +(808)744-1826.
9The Feds Are Coming! They Won't Get Me! Make Sure You Have Your I-9 Paperework in the File
Many small business people try to get away with hiring illegals thinking that there is no enforcement.
Here is why you as a small business person must pay attention to these matters. "Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) reports a Wichita KS restaurant owner pleaded guilty in federal court for hiring unauthorized workers. Based on a plea agreement, the court imposed a fine of $50,000.00.
According to ICE, it conducted an I-9 audit at the two Twin Peaks restaurant locations in Wichita and identified more than 20 unauthorized kitchen personnel. Although a Twin Peaks manager agreed to terminate the employment of the staff in question, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), uncovered several months later that many of the same employees had been rehired."
Consider this, not only can you get fined, the impact of hiring illegal labor can deflate the value of your business! Why...because your labor costs are a false narrative. Meaning... because you enhanced your bottom, the buyer will, during their due diligence immediately argue that your selling price has to adjusted down.
Pacific Rim Business Consultants can help you position your business to get maximum value when you sell! Call us at 808-744-1826.
What Business Do I Buy?
Many people think about how much money do they want to make by owning their own business. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that kind of thinking.
But I would suggest you start at the end of the journey, ...the life style you want to live and then work back to the business that will allow you to live that life style.
If you want to work only 40 hours a week why look at any business or franchise opportunity that requires more? So finding the business that meets your life style is really a matter thinking about what your really want out of life. You just might find out that your desire is doable way before you might have guessed.
Look seriously at any business that fits your desired life style. If it doesn't make enough money to satisfy your life style either realize you are not going to buy a small business or that you have to start saving your money to buy a more expensive one!
Call Pacific Rim Business Consultants ...we can help you find the right business without sacrificing your life style desires.
I recently read an article from Scotsman's Guide, a well respected magazine that is widely read by the Mortgage Industry for both Residential and Commercial Mortgages.
This article focused on sourcing loans for Commercial Lenders. The following is a direct quote from author, Noah Grayson, managing director and founder, South End Capital Corp.
"There’s no getting away from it: Throughout the economy, technology and the Internet have radically altered the entire consumer-purchasing process. Loan shoppers, for instance, no longer have the same need for a service provider who is a subject-matter expert. What’s more, they can now get loan information and knowledge of commercial markets that once was proprietary to the commercial mortgage broker. In addition, borrowers now often have access the same capital, too. So, if mortgage brokers no longer hold the keys to information and capital, how will their businesses survive?"
If you need a Commercial Loan it is now very important that you search the internet but remember the experience of your local Commercial Loan Broker can still play an important in finding the money you need.
At Pacific Rim Business Consultants you can be assured we stay abreast of the financial markets and can be very helpful in providing suggestions on the financing you may need to do a deal.
Some of our sister states are starting to see the leaves change. What does this have to do with Hawaii? Well... from our perspective that means "folks" are starting to think about Palm Trees and renewing their thoughts about buying a business in Hawaii.
Please remember we love you but we love you more when you are really serious about becoming a resident. Be prepared to offer the seller your financial statements, your resume and be willing to keep an open mind about what the business has to offer.
A good Business Broker can make the entire experience a pleasure. Be sure to think about getting in touch with us at Pacific Rim Business Consultants, www.pacificrimbusinessconsultants.com.
Will Rodgers, Founder of Pacific Rim Business Consultants