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:
- Media Advisory – Minister Takhar to participate in small business roundtable discussion in Toronto: >TORONTO, April 2 – Minister of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Harinder Takhar is participating in Direct Engagement’s Peer-to-Peer Roundtable, “Fostering a Climate for Success,” tomorrow morning in Toronto.
- Alberta-B.C. free trade deal celebrates anniversary Small Business welcomes the first year of TILMA: Edmonton – In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA), which came into effect on April 1, 2007, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business commended the Alberta and B.C. governments for their work so far in implementing the agreement.
- Exporting: Tied to home: Female-owned businesses export less, and it’s not just because they’re smaller.
- Sharpen your pencils: 30 days to tax deadline: Ultimately, you are responsible for having your return filed with the Canada Revenue Agency no later than April 30. If you have a business that is not incorporated you have until June 15 to file a return (tax liability is still due by April 30).
- Home Depot brings smaller urban-format store city : Home Depot officially put its name on the burgeoning Cambie-Broadway retail corridor Thursday by opening a new urban-format store at Seventh and Cambie.
- Get tough, coalition pleads: nterprovincial Trade – Some of Canada’s most influential business groups are recommending a get-tough approach to interprovincial trade through a tribunal empowered to open the clogged channels of commerce within Canada.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.