Canada Small Business News Round-up – 2009/06/02

Canada Home & Small Business News RoundupHere 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:

  • Business Number Definition: A definition of business number and an explanation of how to get a business number for Canadian small business owners.
  • Media Advisory – Ontario to announce support for aspiring fashion designers: TORONTO, May 26 – Harinder Takhar, Minister of Small Business and Consumer Services will be joined by renowned Canadian fashion designer, David Dixon at Youth Employment Services (YES) to make a funding announcement. YES has teamed up with the Toronto Fashion Incubator to reach aspiring fashion designers. << Date:…..
  • Business Registration Alberta: Starting a business in Alberta? This business registration guide explains the process of registering a business in Alberta in detail.
  • 24 Hour Support – Get help and advice 24 hours a day, when you do your admin work – free.
  • (Just like) starting over: When I compare companies that succeed with those that fail, the key difference is the degree of teamwork, alignment and accountability among their employees. It’s relatively easy to ensure high levels of those three things when you have 20 or 200 employees; it’s a different ball game when you have more than 2,000 employees spread across 46 states and nine provinces. Knowing I was no longer the guy who could create and maintain a high-performing team of that size, last June I hired someone who could make it happen: Launi Skinner, the former president of Starbucks’ U.S. operations.
  • Ontario Invests In Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Ontario is giving youth with a flair for fashion a chance to hone their business skills through the Youth Entrepreneurship Partnerships (YEP) program.
  • Tech for tough times: Springboards to salvationTo prosper despite the slump, you need affordable ways to boost sales and cut costs. It’s a tall order, but these five technology tools fit the bill.
  • Join the Conversation in the Forum: Here’s what people are talking about in the Small Business Canada Forum right now. Why not pop in and see what other people have said about these topics and add…

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

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