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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Small-business briefs

Advertiser Staff and News Services


Computer class meets Tuesdays

A free Computer Boot Camp is offered 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to all small-business owners interested in using computer technology to improve and expand business operations and management.

The program is sponsored by the Small Business Resource Center, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, the city Office of Economic Development, Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network, Hawai'i Women's Business Center, and SCORE.

The program is open to all clients of the center who have attended a center orientation, offered 9 a.m. Tuesdays or 2 p.m. Thursdays at 1041 Nu'uanu Ave.

Attendees will have access to training videos and resource materials. Workshops and free counseling are also offered. Appointments: 522-8130.

Advice offered to minorities

The Minority Business Development Center of Honolulu will offer free weekly orientation sessions to minority business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. The sessions, scheduled 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the center's offices in Suite 2506 of the Executive Center, 1088 Bishop St., will offer advice on business startup, marketing plans, loans, employee handbooks and access to capital. Free. Reservations: 521-6221.

Networkers meet over seafood

The Honolulu Business Network, a networking opportunity for small-business owners and professionals, meets 12:01 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at Sansei Seafood Restaurant, Restaurant Row. Call: Tracy Nakashima, 525-6028.


More workers seek stress relief

As employers cut back the perks and pile on the work, a growing number of employees are looking for stress relief.

Workers' calls for help dealing with stress are up more than 40 percent from a year ago, says Ceridian, a provider of employee-assistance and other human-resource services to 9 million employees.

This is no small matter. Studies link stress to heart disease and immune-system disorders, among other things. And new research from the University of Texas, Houston, suggests your job may even be killing you: People who lack control over their work have a 43 percent greater risk of dying prematurely than other employees.