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:
- Small Businesses, Welcome to the Webless Web: Innovative .tel Service Means Discoverability Without Technical Ability
- NFIB/Georgia Members Call for Property, Income Tax Relief: Georgia members of the National Federation of Independent Business believe the General Assembly could help the small business community lead the state out of recession by offering them relief from oppressive property and income taxes, according to the resu…
- Cisco Expands Security, Collaboration for Small Business: New Cisco hardware rolls out to take aim at smaller businesses with big needs.
- Is It a Good Time to Start a Business?: Our Small Business Information Guide Darrell Zahorsky says ”yes”. He points out that starting a business in a recession offers particular advantages such as lower start up costs and cheap…
- Global Entrepreneurs Remain Upbeat: Small businesses trading internationally are most positive despite recession
- Employer Healthcare Mandate Would Wipe Out 1.6 Million Jobs: In a study released this week, the NFIB Research Foundation analyzed the potential impact of a national employer mandate on small businesses to provide healthcare, finding that in the current environment, an employer mandate could wipe out 1.6 million jobs…
- Poll of Hawaii Small Business Owners Finds No Support for Paid Sick Leave: Hawaii small business owners — in no mood for further regulations in the best of times — are in a worse mood now that a recession has washed ashore with full force, according to a poll released today by their leading representative association.
- Financing, With Strings Attached: Small business owners should think carefully before accepting an investor’s offer of cash.
- Elements of Governor’s Budget Draw Immediate Small Business Support: The National Federation of Independent Business, Minnesota’s largest business group in terms of entities, has announced its support of critical elements in Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposed budget.
- No Free ride for young entrepreneurs: Being under 25 and your own boss can be fun and exciting, but filled with challenges
- Ottawa moves to ease credit crunch: Government aims to make it easier for small businesses to borrow money
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.