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:
- Collapse of Kleenmaid should ring warning bells: Small Business minister Craig Emerson needs to act on recommendations that can protect franchisees.
- Ruthless lenders can be your ruin: SMALL business owners on the brink of defaulting need to be careful not to lose the lot if they go belly-up
- SMEs not ready for IR changes: MORE than a third of business owners don’t understand new industrial relations laws being phased in on July 1.
- Can surfing save the world? This man thinks so: Adventurer and entrepreneur Yvon Chouinard believes a simple philosophy helped him ride out the global crisis.
- auDA caps Bolton’s fizz: Australia’s domain name administrator has terminated the accreditation of Nicholas Bolton’s domain business Bottle Domains on the same day the IT entrepreneur has won a controversial investment battle.
- Stats show crunch severity: Severity of the credit crunch on business confirmed as figures show supply of commercial credit has halved.
- Happiness is … your own business: Being your own boss is more satisfying, especially if you are a woman, writes Ross Gittins.
- Signs of stability in Aust as firms tough it out: SYDNEY – Australian business conditions continued to falter in March although at a slower pace than in February, a survey shows.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.