Canada Small Business News Round-up – 20/05/2008

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:

  • The CEO Poll: Red tape: Canadian business leaders are skeptical of government plans to reduce the paper burden on small business.
  • Comcast pushes for small business telephone customers: Comcast Corp. isn’t stopping at winning residential phone business away from traditional telecommunications companies. Now, the Philadelphia-based cable television company seeks to lure small business customers by increasing its business Internet speeds and beating phone companies such as Qwest on price.
  • Tax thicket entangles Canadian companies: Canada is laden so thick with business taxes it requires the average major company 11 employees working full-time, year-round simply to comply with them, says a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Online service caters to MBAs: It’s about to become a lot easier for Canadians with a Masters of Business Administration to find a job that fits their skills.
  • When ingenuity is all business: A creative business plan and a team of dedicated employees can go a long way towards starting a successful company.
  • New small business role for Prodonvich: Kalgoorlie identity Kitty Prodonovich has been appointed to the board of the Small Business Development Corporation.
  • Rising Small Business Finance: Raising small business finance isnt an easy process, particularly in light of the recent credit crunch and the liquidity problems experienced across global financial markets. Of course thats filtered down to small business loans, which are now less easy to come by, particularly at start-up stage. Yet, ironically, getting any business off the ground requires money and a bit of faith from those with the resources to spare.

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

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