Canada Small Business News Round-up – 15/04/2008

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:

  • U.S. small business optimism wanes: A gauge of small business optimism in the United States sunk in March to a 22-year low, as small business owners clamped down on plans to create new jobs and expand business operations, a survey released Tuesday showed.
  • TEC turning ideas into business: Downtown Edmonton just got a lot brainier. And if things go to plan, Alberta’s resource-based economy will get smarter too.
  • Communication needed to make family succession a success: Picture a highly successful family-owned Canadian business. The owner, a man in his 70s, should be at the point when he can retire and hand off the company to the next generation.
  • Canada’s CAs encourage review of IFRS Exposure Draft: TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ – What lies ahead with the changeover to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is now much clearer for Canadian businesses, according to the Chartered Accountants of Canada.
  • Software experts say city can follow Kitchener model: Using a business model which has turned Kitchener-Waterloo from a fading manufacturing centre into a software and technology powerhouse, Windsor’s Softech Alliance is already tapping into successful high-tech experts across the region
  • Companies feeling pinch of credit crunch: Tighter credit conditions widespread, Bank of Canada quarterly business outlook survey shows

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

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