"So You're Going to Own a Restaurant," Sept. 21. Call 524-1225. Flat fee of $40 for a class series and $10 per workshop.
Building Industry Association of Hawaii: "BIA Hawaii Renaissance Awards program," 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Cost $35 per person or $315 for a table of 10. Call 847-4666 ext. 204.
Data Processing Management Association: "Crossroads Hawaii, Managing Technology," Sept. 19-20, Hawaiian Waikiki Beach Hotel. Java, Software Quality Assurance, High Speed Downsizing and Surviving Client Server to be discussed. Call 527-6218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners: "Hawaii's Region of Choice Program," 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15., Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom. The program is the first statewide economic marketing campaign that is private-sector oriented. Cost $25, members; $30, non-members. Call 537-2356.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 311: Picnic & meeting, 10 a.m. Aug. 13, Ala Wai Community Park.
Own A Business Expo: The Expo, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17-18, Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, will feature products and services for starting a home business and a wide-range of distributorships and franchise opportunities.
Restaurant Seminar Institute Inc.: One-day seminar for restaurant owners and accountants with tips on how to increase profits, Aug. 13. Topics include 49 ways to prevent theft, calculation of daily/weekly profit, computer programs for faster information and increasing sales. Cost $195. Call 1-800-526-5798.
Service Corps of Retired Executives: Open house, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 13, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030. Free counseling sessions with an experienced business executive are available. Call 522-8130.
"Taking Your Business to the Next Level," 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Learn about lease agreements, business structure, how to market products and services, bookkeeping and computer software, deciding on insurance and how to acquire funds to start a business. Cost: $45 by Aug. 19 or $55 after Aug. 19 or at the door. Call 522-8130 for location and reservations.
No-fee pre-business counseling and mentoring of entrepreneurs held on a one-on-one basis by appointment. On Oahu call 522-8130, neighbor islands can call 1-800-288-8866.
Small Business Development Center Network, University of Hawaii-Hilo: "Small Business in Hawaii: Getting Started," 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030, Bancorp Tower. Learn the characteristics small- business people have in common, sources of capital, and the logistics of starting a business. Cost $5 for either seminar. Call 522-8131.
"Succession planning for small businesses," 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 21, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030, Bancorp Tower. Cost $10.
"Writing a Winning Business Plan," 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 28, 94-220 Waipahu Depot Road, Suite 402. Cost $20.
State Tourism Training Council: "Introduction to Training Tools" and "Airport Services for International Visitors," courses offered Aug. 1-27.
The Hookipa Aloha Council will show managers and trainers how to use the tools in "Introduction to Training Tools," from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 (brown bag sessions); 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22; 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 27; and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 27.
"Airport Services for International Visitors," is available from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 13; 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13; and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 26.
Call 586-8670 to register for the courses.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Free orientation to entrepreneurs, 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 130 Merchant St., Suite 1030. The session introduces entrepreneurs to small business resources. Reservations required. Call 522-8130.
Hawaii Lawyers Care: Legal clinic to assist low-income individuals and families with legal problems, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24, Waialua Community Association, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa. Call 528-7046 for an appointment.
Two services will be offered - a two-part do-it-yourself divorce clinic co-sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Domestic Violence Clearinghouse and Legal Hotline; and a 30-minute advice/consultation session with volunteer attorneys. Cost: $30 for the divorce clinic and no charge for the consultation session.
Cost: $595 per person and $545 for each additional person, including materials. Partial scholarships available through Maui County. Call 875-2307.