Canada Small Business News Round-up – 2009/03/17

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:

  • Top Ways to Get Known: As a small business person, the more of a celebrity you become, the higher the fees you’ll be able to command. Learn how with these ten marketing strategies to get known.
  • Media Advisory – Minister visits Ottawa area business groups and businesses: TORONTO, March 16 – Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services, will be meeting with business groups and visiting two local companies in Ottawa. << Date: Tuesday, March 17,2009 Time: 10:30 AM Event: Meeting with Orleans Chamber of Commerce Minister will make remar…..
  • Baby Boomer Business Ideas: How can your small business get a piece of the profitable baby boomer market? By capitalizing on a particular baby boomer trend. Here are five more baby boomer trends and small business ideas that you could start or invest in based on those trends.
  • Sustainable Development: A sustainable development definition and how small businesses can play a meaningful role in sustainable development.
  • Attracting Employees: Employee recruitment is becoming increasingly difficult for small businesses. These tips for attracting employees will up the odds of attracting the people you need.
  • The Self-Employed Program: If you’re starting a business and looking for small business grants in Canada, you have to check out the federal government’s Self-Employment Program. It’s one of the best small business grants in Canada, providing business start up money and so much more for those who qualify. Find out what the Self-Employment Program offers and if it’s for you in this article.
  • Federal Budget 2009: What’s in the federal budget 2009 for Canadian small businesses? This article examines the Budget 2009 proposals that directly target small businesses and a few that, while they don’t directly target small businesses, will have a strong effect on them.

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

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