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:
- Data Backup: Every small business has sensitive data that needs to be protected and data backup is the best data protection. These data backup tips will help you establish a data backup system that will protect your critical business data from disaster.
- GST Definition: Definition of terms GST (Goods and Services Tax) and HST and how the GST and HST apply to Canadian small businesses.
- Mogens Smed: Some chaos, a little bit of anarchy, no meetings: Remember Mogens Smed? The colourful Calgary entrepreneur made his mark manufacturing high-end office furniture and interiors, before selling out to U.S. giant Haworth Inc. in 2000. Now, he’s back with a three-year-old private company, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, which uses advanced software to design, build and organize modular “green” interiors for North American companies. And he’s still shooting from the hip about design, labour and manufacturing in Canada.
- How to raise money during a credit crunch:To grow your business in this tough economic environment requires a good relationship with investors
- How to get their money: Credit is crunched. IPOs have all but dried up. Banks are pulling back and investors are in full retreat. Need cash? You better know how to impress these guys
- My Account Income Tax Service: If you need to find out the amount of your income tax instalments, your tax account balance, tax return assessments or other personal income tax information, try using the My…
- Business Registration Alberta: Starting a business in Alberta? This business registration guide explains the process of registering a business in Alberta in detail.
- Community Loan Funds: Have you tried to get a small business loan from a bank or credit union and been turned down because you don’t have enough collateral or sufficient credit history? You may be able to get the start up money you need or the necessary funds to grow your business from a Canadian Community Loan Fund.
- Part – Time Business: The best time to start being self-employed is when you’re already employed. You’ll only be able to work at or in your business part-time, but you’ll have these three big advantages that will smooth your business start up and give your new business a better chance of success.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.