The University of Hawai'i Cooperative Extension Service presents an eight-part telecourse featuring Hawai'i professionals on money management. "TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR MONEY!" series begins 8 p.m. today and goes through March 29 on O'ahu (Oceanic channel 55, Craig channel 21), in Kona and Hilo on the Big Island (Na Leo channel 54), on Kaua'i (Ho'ike channel 10), and on Maui (MCC-TV 54). Show times are Mondays 8 to 9 p.m. on O'ahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island; and 4 to 5 p.m. Saturdays on Maui. Fee for telecourse packet. Information: 956-7212 or www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/tcyour$.
Business banking officers from major banks as well as representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration and state Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism will be among those present at a FINANCING OPEN HOUSE, scheduled tomorrow. Sponsored by the Small Business Administration, the open house will explore the latest in loan products, lines of credit and alternative financing sources. The event, "The Bucks Start Here: Business Financing Open House," is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Small Business Resource Center, 1041 Nu'uanu Ave., Suite A. Information/appointments: Mary Dale, 541-2983.
The MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF HONOLULU will offer free weekly orientation sessions to minority business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. The sessions, scheduled 9 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.
A free COMPUTER BOOT CAMP is offered 3 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., (#A). Attendees will have access to training videos and resource materials. Workshops and free counseling are also offered. Appointments: 522-8130.
Experts in locating alternative sources of capital for the small business including the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawai'i Community Loan Fund and state Office of Hawaiian Affairs will participate in a discussion on Kaua'i Wednesday, "ALTERNATIVE FINANCING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES." The workshop, sponsored by the Hawai'i Small Business Development Center NetworkiKaua'i Center, is scheduled 10 a.m. to noon at the Kaua'i Community College, Farm Classroom. Small fee. Register by tomorrow: Clara, (808) 246-1748.
A Construction materials Remnant Tent Sale will be one of the highlights of the Ninth Annual BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show sponsored by the Building Industry Association, at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Part of the annual showcase Thursday to Sunday of new building industry products and services will be related seminars (including remodeling, buying a house, ADA issues, and financing options for seniors); sale of discounted building and remodeling supplies; and a "Steel-Man (steel framing) Competition." Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: adults, $4 (accompanied children under 12, free) Also available: senior Sunday rate, $1; four-day pass, $6; $2 off coupons at www.bia-hawaii.com. Information: Sonya, 847-4666.
A free workshop on mortgage re-financing, sponsored by Raymond James Financial Services, will be offered 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday and Feb. 27; 7 p.m. Feb. 12; noon, March 12; and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 and March 1. Location and RSVP: 591-9088.
AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, Punahele Chapter, monthly dinner meeting, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday at The Wisteria restaurant. Reservations: Carol, 735-2342.
Friday is the reservations deadline for a seminar, presented by the Retail Merchants of Hawai'i (RMH), "HO'OHIPA: EMPOWERING PERFORMANCE AT THE HIGHEST STANDARD, A Gracious Approach to Good Customer Service." The discussion, scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 12, at Dave & Buster's, Ward Entertainment Centre. Presenter will be Peter Apo, director of the Hawai'i Institute of Hospitality. Fee for non-RMH members. Information: 592-4200.
Edward Jones financial firm will offer two free programs this week at their offices at 320 Ward Ave., Suite 206: "Small Business Owners Retirement Plan," 2 p.m. tomorrow, and "Common Investing Mistakes and Ways to Invest During a Market Downturn," 9 a.m. Thursday. Reservations: 596-0076.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance. By fax: 525-6763. By mail: Coming Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.