Canada Small Business News Round-up – 18/03/2008

Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from Canada:

  • Island Business want balance:CFIB: Charlottetown – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and its 1,100 Island members want to give government a clear message: balance the budget.
  • Labour limiting economy: Regina’s economy is strong, but a shortage of workers poses a serious challenge to the business community, according to John Hopkins, CEO of Regina & District Chamber of Commerce.
  • Zero growth forecast for Canadian economy: There will be no growth in the Canadian economy through the first half of this year, according to a new forecast that suggests Canada will come as close to recession as it can without actually sliding into one, and that at least two provinces, Ontario and Quebec, may already be in one now.
  • Quebecor Media plans wireless bid: Confirms application for May wireless spectrum auction.
  • Senior positions rare air for women in business: Strong women, strong world: That was Canada’s theme for International Women’s Day this year. But if strong women make a strong world, why aren’t there more women among Canada’s business elite?
  • Portfolio manager offers advice for small business: Managing both your small business and investment portfolio requires extensive knowledge and due diligence. You need wide expertise in business planning. Not to mention investments, retirement planning, income tax and managing the many risks.
  • Main Dish grows with food on the go: Small Business — The Main Dish
  • Budget 2008: Another baby step: The federal budget has a few goodies for entrepreneurs, but it’s not near bold enough.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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