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:
- A small business perspective, an optimistic outlook: Catherine Swift in conversation with Gordon Pitts, with exclusive video
- Cultivating a corporate culture: New companies start with a clean slate — the perfect opportunity to spell out values and expectations for employees
- Making the move into U.S. markets: Small companies often underestimate cost of doing business south of the border
- A remedy for the operating room: The challenge Persuading hospitals to buy Blue-Zone’s anesthetic gas recovery and recycling service The plan Build up a stock of recycled gas and sell it back to cash-strapped hospitals, which could reduce their anesthesia costs by 25% The payoff Signing up Ontario hospitals, then expanding service across Canada and around the world
- Budget gives Quebec firms access to capital: Quebec Finance Minister Monique Jérôme-Forget unveiled a new stock savings plan in Thursday’s budget aimed to improving access by Quebec companies to much-needed capital
- A smart startup in a tough economy: Despite the gloomy state of the global economy, Stuart Lombard believes his tiny Toronto company, Ecobee Inc., will attract customers who are interested in the green — both the environmental kind as well as the monetary variety.
- Being Prepared Is the Key to Getting a Small Business Loan: Christopher Yuskiw writes about what you have to have to get a small business loan in the Small Business Canada Forum. This is an excerpt from his post:
- Media Advisory – Ontario kicks off salute to Small Business Month: TORONTO, Sept. 30 – Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services, will kick off Salute to Small Business Month at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto. Joining Minister Takhar will be Carissa Reiniger, President of Silver Lining Ltd., a successful Ontario-based small business that helps other businesse…..
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.