Canada Small Business News Round-up- -27/05/2008

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:

  • Thousands of small business owners say ‘cut fuel tax’!: Halifax – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will handdeliver 2,500 signed faxes to government from small business owners – also CFIB members – asking for a cut in provincial fuel tax.
  • Self employment: the force behind Canada’s job creation record: Toronto – Canada has an enviable job creation record, and, one of the main reasons for the country’s success is a massive increase in the number of self-employed people running incorporated businesses. A Nation of Entrepreneurs, the latest report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, found the number of self employed increased by 18.6 per cent between 2001 and 2006 – more than double the rate of total employment growth. The 2006 Census findings published earlier this year revealed that Canada’s job creation was the best among G7 nations during the first half of this decade.
  • National Bank to acquire Manitoba firm: Bieber Securities caters to wealthy individuals and small to mid-sized institutional customers
  • Sir Terence Matthews plants the brightest technology minds: The entrepreneur says he’s been involved in 80 start ups and only two have bitten the dust
  • Small business owners seek fuel tax relief: Owners of small businesses feeling the pain at the pump are again asking the province to cut the provincial fuel tax.
  • Podcast series puts new business realities into perspective for SMEs: Grand & Toy sheds insight on key trends, issues facing entrepreneurs. TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ – Small business owners looking for on-the-go information and insight on some of the most prevalent issues facing today’s small business world can tune into a new podcast series from Grand & Toy.

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

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