Gain Control Of The Paperwork

Date Tuesday July 28th, 2009
Place Maui Community Service Bldg
next to CTHAR Extension Services (Map) on the UH Maui campus.
Time Pupus will be served at 6:30 pm and the talk will begin at 7:00.

Pupus and soft drinks served.


In this economic recession none of us can afford to have financial mishaps — forget to invoice something: loose paper work for reimbursement: bid too low and end up working for less than we need: keeping tight control of inventory and all the paperwork necessary to run an efficient and effective business.

It is the necessary evil of any business — so to help our members gain control of the paperwork our speaker is Stuart T. Nakamoto. Stuart is a Professor and Extension Economist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences (HNFAS) in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Stuart has been in his current position with UH-CTAHR since 1986. His training includes a PhD and MBA from UH.

Stuart’s extension/outreach and applied research activities are in the marketing of perishable products especially adding value and niche marketing, and in agricultural economics/agribusiness — as he puts it, “the business side of agriculture.”

It seems we always need records for something; to get a loan, or for taxes, or because the law requires it for spraying chemicals or to be “organic”. Financial records are the foundation for documents such as your balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow.

This presentation may be of interest to you if:

  • you want to get started with recordkeeping, or learn more about financial, farm/production, and regulatory records
  • you want to learn how to organize all those receipts and papers and notes that currently are in your head
  • you already have a system, but maybe can learn something extra to help your operation

Attendees will receive samples of some record keeping forms and learn how those forms might be used in their own record keeping system.

Stuart has put together an interactive presentation that will be informative and fun – Hope to see you there.