Michael Cobb, at Hemispheres Publishing states, “There are some challenging days ahead. The upcoming elections in the United States will set the tone and direction for the entire Hemisphere for another 4 years. The acronym for the conference is “GAPS” and you certainly don’t want any gaps in your tax preparations or asset protection. Especially right now with the changes looming in just a few short months.
No matter who wins the elections, the likelihood of tax increases is almost certain. The end of the “Bush tax cuts” are imminent. For anyone with total assets of as little as $1,000,000 the tax changes will have a huge impact on what heirs receive. Income and capital gains taxes will jump up as well, no matter who gets elected. What can you do?
And it’s not just higher taxes that are the dangers facing us. What about asset protection from frivolous law suits? If you can write a check for only $10,000, you’ve got a huge bulls eye on your back. Are you concerned about new banking laws that smack of currency controls? How about erosions of freedom? These are serious issues you need to address.
Time is short. December 31, 2012 is only a few months away. Where do we begin to look for answers and immediate solutions? How much time do you need to “step off the tracks” and prepare for this reality? Is it possible to find these solutions in one place and in a useful format that is actionable? (more…)
03 May 2012
Washington — World Trade Month celebrates the benefits robust international trade partnerships bring to national and local economies.
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on May 2 issued a statement in honor of World Trade Month, which the United States marks annually with a series of state and local events across the country to promote U.S. trade relationships and provide resources to U.S. businesses seeking to export their goods and services around the world.
May has been recognized as World Trade Month since the 1920s, thanks to an effort led by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. World Trade Week, which falls in the third week of May, is recognized by presidential proclamation annually. (more…)
Office of the Spokesperson
February 24, 2012
In a ceremony today at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Carmen Lomellin, U.S. Permanent Representative to the regional body, announced U.S. support for the launch of the “Caribbean Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)” expansion project, an initiative to promote the development of competitive, productive, and innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Hemisphere.
The project will create a network of sustainable and successful small business assistance networks in Saint Lucia, Dominica, Belize, Jamaica, and Barbados. The newly created network of Caribbean small business development centers will eventually be linked with similar existing programs located throughout the United States, Mexico, Colombia, and Central America to share best practices, and to promote cooperation and support productivity and sustainable economic growth. (more…)