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:
- More training needed in 2009: SMALL business managers need more training with financial management and technology to cope with both the economic slowdown and the eventual recovery, new research shows.
- Emerson won’t rule out tax cuts: FEDERAL Small Business Minister Craig Emerson has not ruled out the possibility of tax cuts to stimulate the economy, despite advice from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warning against the measure.
- RMA to change as government tackles economy: Details of the government’s rewrite of the Resource Management Act (RMA) will be released on Tuesday as ministers firm up plans to deal with the economic crisis.
- Home Office and Small Business Save Over 75% On Essential IT Spend.: We all understand how online software can bring about a massive saving in IT spend. Using this technology, currently labelled ‘cloud computing’, has other benefits for small business too. Some solutions maximize savings by tailoring their offering to a special market. You can spend £15 /month on accounting software alone or get much much more for 20 % less spend – the savings are out there you just need to look.
- Business group urges rate cuts for small businesses:The peak body representing small businesses in Australia is urging banks to pass on tomorrow’s expected interest rate cut to their small business customers.
- How to start up successfully during a recession: When recession hits and money gets tight, the last thing people think of doing is jacking in the day job or risking their redundancy money on starting a business. But if you did, you’d be in good company.
- WinWeb Offers Low Price Guarantee To Small Businesses & Home Offices.: Winweb offers all small business owners a low price guarantee on it’s OnlineOffice product, resulting in savings of over 75% on essential small business IT spend. In real numbers this means a saving of over $1,100 for US small businesses and over £680 for UK small businesses.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.