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:
- Business failures on the rise: Small businesses worry where the money will come from in the lead up to Christmas, amid an increase in failures.
- Computer geeks to the rescue: Embracing his inner geek has helped computer entrepreneur David build a thriving start-up.
- Triple trouble looms for small business: The cause and impact of America’s – and the world’s – credit crisis are receiving a lot of coverage. But what does it mean to an owner of a small to medium private business?
- Small business ‘won’t hire women’: Small businesses would be burdened with soaring costs and the community sector discouraged from employing women under a national paid maternity leave scheme, leading Queensland business and community groups have warned.
- Marketing the key to survival for small business: Tumbling shares and global economic uncertainty. They need not be a problem – in fact, today’s economic uncertainty could be a business opportunity.
- I phone startup brings fuel price app to Australia: A team of developers from Australia and the U.S. is monetising consumers’ petrol price concerns with the launch of a free-to-use iPhone application.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.