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:
- Niche Marketing Keys: Niche marketing is a common path to small business success. No large retailer can be all things to all people, and there are always going to be segments of the population whose needs for particular products and/or services are going unmet. Learn how your small business can capitalize on these unmet needs and find and master your own niche market.
- Business plan contest features two new categories: Small businesses in B.C. have a chance to win cash in a business plan contest launched Tuesday by Small Business BC
- Small business dispirited by idea of NSP rate increase : NO MATTER how satisfied some may be with the electricity rate settlement of 9.4 per cent filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on Monday, there wasn’t a chance the Canadian Federation of Independent Business could be happy with the proposed result.
- Scotiabank On the Move With Small Business Cross-Country Tour : Scotiabank has taken to the highway with its Small Business Banking initiative and will visit the Greater Toronto Area, (GTA), September 17, 18, and 19, 2008 as part of a five month cross-country tour to deliver Scotiabank’s Small Business Banking tools, experts and services to small businesses who want to ‘Get Growing’. It’s all part of the Bank’s ‘Get Growing to a Million’ campaign to help small business owners identify strategies to grow their businesses.
- Private Lender: Where can entrepreneurs go when the bank says, “No”? One small business financing alternative is the private lender. This interview with one private lender tells what private lenders look for before investing and one way to find one.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.