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Month April 2008

Small Business Technology News Round-Up – 25/04/2008

Here is this week’s round-up of technology news small business owners may find informative, useful or entertaining: Small Web Businesses Crucial to Economy, Industry Leaders Say – Experts suggest they play a vital role in stimulating the economy of the US Small and Midsize Businesses’ IT Security Budgets ‘Recession-Proof’ – The majority of SME owners view IT…

Do you have concern for your business or only for yourself?

I had an interesting conversation about my view that management control over employees is a myth. I have believed for some time now that an office is often a total waste of money and completely unnecessary. Most of the time I’m told it’s OK when you work by yourself, but not if you have employees,…

Which intention did you have for your small business?

I recently spoke with one of my readers about his small business, when she all of a sudden declared she felt like a business failure. I was somewhat surprised by her statement as I thought she had established a nice little business, was making enough money and had a good work/life balance. She explained that…

UK/Ireland Small Business News Round-up – 25/04/2008

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 the United Kingdom and Ireland: Key Management Skills Hold Back UK SMEs: Government agency the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)has blamed ‘business conditions’ in the UK…

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Community Events Website

It can be difficult to keep track of all the local events that are taking place, often because the information is spread across numerous sources such as local newspapers or even the local news on television. A community event website would be a smart way of using technology to make it more convenient for people to…

India Small Business News Round-up – 24/04/2008

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 India: Tax sop for SMEs may extend: Minister for information technology and communications A Raja has said that the govt may extend the income tax holiday to small and marginal…

Small Business Start-Up Checklist – Legal Requirements

Here are some legal requirements to bear in mind when starting your own business:   Health and Safety – Legislation such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 means that you have a responsibility to protect the ‘health, safety and welfare’ of your employees Data Privacy – In the UK there are strict…

Australia/New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 23/04/2008

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 Australia and New Zealand: Get a Jump on the web: CASH-strapped small businesses know a website will open them up to the world – but too often they skimp on…

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Used Computer Sales

Although the price of computing equipment has fallen steadily in recent years, there is still a large market of people who cannot afford the cost of purchasing a new system. Selling used computers online cuts out the huge expenditure of having a shop, so if you have good computing knowledge this could be an excellent…

Canada Small Business News Round-up – 22/04/2008

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: Web Marketing all about focus, says expert: Many small businesses will spend thousands of dollars on websites, yet won’t market them properly, says David Cree, an Internet marketing consultant.…

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