Small Business News and Events for Sunday, October 5, 2008

‘Leadership Leverage’ workshop

• Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Lihu‘e.

• The Growth Coach will host a free workshop on Leadership Leverage for business owners and managers on business processes and leadership skills.

• Reservations are required. Contact Frieda at 482-1220 or f.freitas@thegrowthcoach.com

‘The Art of Working with People’ workshop

• Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

• In partnership with the Grand Hyatt and Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack.

• Cost is $75, which includes materials, supplies and refreshments.

• Pre-registration required by calling 240-6358 or e-mailing plake@hyatt.com

2-day business grammar/writing workshop

• Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

• In partnership with the Grand Hyatt and Fred Pryor Seminars/CareerTrack.

• Cost is $150, which includes materials, supplies and refreshments.

• Pre-registration required by calling 240-6358 or e-mailing plake@hyatt.com

American Savings Bank Business After Hours

• Thursday, 5-7 p.m., American Savings Bank Lihu‘e branch, Rice Street.

• Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce networking opportunity with pupu and cocktails.

• $12 members, $17 nonmembers by Oct. 2.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit www.kauaichamber.org

Start-up business and import/export help

• Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., JJ’s Broiler, 3416 Rice St.

• Representatives will speak about programs for start-up businesses and overseas distribution. One-on-one appointments available. Speakers include Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, High Tech Development Corp., the U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone 9, Hawaii Customs Brokers Association and the U.S. Export Assistance Center.

• To register or for more info, e-mail James Nakano at james_nakano@ftz9.org or 274.3141, ext. 62509

Chamber candidate forum

• Oct. 14, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., JJ’s Broiler

• William “Bill” Dahle will be the moderator and KONG Radio AM 570 will broadcast the event live during the morning drive show.

• Free for Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce members, $17 non-members and walk-ins. Pre-registration requested of members.

• Free continental breakfast provided by JJ’s.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit www.kauaichamber.org

Chamber employment law seminar

• Oct. 16, registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., seminar from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Hilton Kaua‘i Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom.

• Seminar will discuss the latest developments in labor and employment law, managing in a changing economy, employee leave laws and liability, roundtable discussions with an attorney, harassment and discrimination liability, wage and hour laws and employee handbooks. The event will also feature the new chamber desk manual “Labor and Employment Law for Hawai‘i Employers.”

• $295 for Chamber members, $335 nonmembers.

• For more info, call 245-7363 or visit www.kauaichamber.org

Small business success workshop

• Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Drive.

• The free, two-hour session will help existing small businesses make a business plan, tips for marketing, potential growth opportunities, financial resources and an economic outlook for the state.

• Sponsored by the Kaua‘i North Shore Business Council and Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center Network’s Kaua‘i Center and presented by Diana Shaw, SBDC’s Kaua‘i director.

• Registration and light refreshments begin at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended by Oct. 14 by calling 826-3396.

• For more info, visit www.knsbc.org

SBA offers loan consultations

• Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bank of Hawaii, 4455 Rice St., Lihu‘e

• Free consultations on the resources available from the SBA, including loans for working capital, long-term financing to purchase or renovate business real estate or major equipment, government contracting certifications and assistance. SBA Business Development Specialist Kim Hite will be available for 30-minute appointments.

• Call 541-2990, ext. 212, to make an appointment, or visit www.sba.gov/hi to register.

Editor’s Note: Workshops scheduled for this Thursday as well as Oct. 25 by the Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center Network are canceled until further notice. No other dates have been scheduled at this time.

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