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:
- Tough economy doesn’t mean less charity .Although no one has yet compiled definitive numbers on the effects of the recent economic woes on philanthropic initiatives by small businesses, everyone is bracing for contributions to drop in the coming months.
- Sudbury roofer jailed for unfair business practices: TORONTO, Dec. 12 – NEWS Barry Robinson, operator of A1 Roofing in Sudbury, will spend 30 days in jail for engaging in unfair business practices under Ontario’s consumer protection laws. The Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services’ Consumer Protection Branch began investigating Mr. Robinson in the summer…..
- Small business, employees held hostage by Ottawa transit strike: Ottawa – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling on Ottawa’s Amalgamated Transit Union Local 279to immediately return to the bargaining table to end the already damaging Ottawa transit strike.
- Current survey results for Harper and Coalition leaders: Small biz insists strict controls on any deficit spending: Toronto – The small business sector wants any deficit spending by governments to be only under strict conditions, according to results from a survey conducted nationally over the past six days by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). When asked about the issue of deficits, 54 per cent of respondents say governments should plan for balanced budgets but allow deficits if the economy performs worse than expected.
- NFIB Small Business Legal Center Victory: Supreme Court of Washington Sides With Manufacturers in Asbestos Case: The Supreme Court of Washington ruled Thursday that product manufacturers have no duty to warn others about the danger of asbestos materials that may be attached to their products post-sale. This is an important victory limiting defendant manufacturers’ p…
- Small Business Pushes for Payroll Tax Holiday: The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, is calling on Congress to pass a six-month payroll tax holiday as part of any economic stimulus package considered by Congress in the upcoming weeks…
- NFIB Small Business Legal Center Urges California Supreme Court to Require Discriminatory Intent in Order to Award Damages in ADA Cases: The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, the nation’s leading advocate for small business in our nation’s courts, is urging the Supreme Court of California to find that discriminatory intent is required in order for defe…
- Can You Get n SBA Loan? The Small Business Administration has come under fire for not lending more at a time when business owners need cash the most. We asked an Inc. 5000 SBA lender for his opinion about changes the agency is making to help small companies survive the recession….
- Canadian Small Business Wary of Deficits, Want Tight Spending Controls, CFIB Says: (CEP News) Ottawa – Canada’s small business sector wants government deficit spending kept on a tight leash, and some small business owners remain opposed to a deficit under any circumstances, even a recession, a new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has found.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.