Canada Small Business News Round-up – 28/10/2008

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:

  • Scotiabank’s magical small-business tour: Road trip takes bank to entrepreneurs in 80 communities across Canada. They ran up one heck of a gas bill and had a close call with a moose.
  • Heavy industry boon for small business in Sept-Iles: At first glance, Sept-Iles, Que., hardly seems a hot bed for small-and medium-sized businesses. The town is dominated by large iron ore producers and Alouette Aluminum, one of the province’s largest primary aluminum manufacturers, is the town’s largest employer.
  • Number of small businesses in B.C. continues to grow: VANCOUVER – There may be a strong whiff of recession in the air, but it’s apparently still a good time to start a small business in B.C.
  • WinWeb Supports Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2008 and Make Your Mark – Enterprise Week 2008 is from November 17th to the 23rd. In a “Think Global. Act Local” move the British Make Your Mark campaign did exactly that it went global.
  • Small business applauds historic step towards long-term prosperity: Regina – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) applauds the Premier’s Fall
  • Media Advisory – Celebrating Small Business Week in Kawartha Lakes: TORONTO, Oct. 22 – The Honourable Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services, will visit the City of Kawartha Lakes on Friday, October 24, 2008 to participate in the region’s Small Business Week events, including the city’s annual Innovation Awards. << Date: Friday, October 24, 2008…..
  • Is a bad economy a good time to start a business? : Can you start a business when the economy is going into a downturn? Two veterans of the graphic design industry did it successfully in 1991, just as Canada was facing a recession.
  • New Mackenzie Test Shines Spotlight on Small Business Tax Issues : TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ – The month of October is dedicated to celebrating the successes of Canada’s hard working entrepreneurs and offering suggestions for the challenges they face. Today Mackenzie Investments released the results of the Mackenzie Small Business Tax Test; a new customized survey that asked small business owners ten True or False questions testing their tax knowledge. Scoring an average 3 out of 10 correct, the results show how tough it is for this segment to keep up with complex and changing tax and estate planning trends.

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

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