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:
- Canada Revenue Agency gets poor marks from small business: Ottawa – The quality of service provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to owners of small and medium-sized businesses has worsened since 2001, a new survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows.
- Conference geared to help connect First Nations entrepreneurs: The File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) is hosting its second Aboriginal Business Partnership Conference in the hopes that it will help connect First Nations with businesses and organizations so new partnerships and ventures can be forged.
- Travelling bankers bring tips for small business: The recreational vehicle parked in the lot at the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce Thursday was all business.
- B.C. employers get new tools to attract, retain workers: VANCOUVER — B.C. employers will have some new tools to help them find, attract and retain workers, Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen said in Vancouver Wednesday. “The labour and skills shortage in this province is possibly the greatest current threat to B.C.’s booming economy,” Hansen said in a statement.
- Seattle entrepreneur brings post-office boxes into the digital age: SEATTLE – The U.S. post office in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square district can see the future coming. In fact, it moved in next door.
- Business owners relish their new role as transit co-planners: Three years ago, downtown business owners were completely disconnected from the city’s new transit strategy. Today, the Downtown Coalition is not only part of the discussion, it’s leading it.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.