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 around the world.
- Ignatieff proposal risks boosting seasonal unemployment: Economist: OTTAWA – Some economists and small business leaders fear Michael Ignatieff is trying to revive employment insurance reforms that proved disastrous to the economy and Liberal political fortunes 38 y
- Entrepreneurs Leverage New Orleans’s CHarm to Lure Small Businesses: Entrepreneurial hubs are using low rents and tax incentives, along with the city’s music and culture, to attract more small businesses.
- Banking on Time: The exchange of hours, rather than currency is a growing trend and could benefit small business.
- In case of emergency; Business contingency plan needed: It’s imperative for small business owners to look for easy ways to create continuity plans using resources such as the city’s Ready New York for Business program.
- Small Business: Home-based means making some adjustments: NEW YORK — First, they had to deal with being laid off. Then the challenge became figuring out how to run a business From a spare bedroom while the kids are fighting and the dog is barking.
- Ignatieff pushing risky El reforms: economists: Some economists and small business leaders fear Michael Ignatieff is trying to revive employment insurance reforms that proved disastrous to the economy and Liberal political fortunes 38 years ago.
- 5 Keys to Leadership for Small Business: It’s not having followers that defines leadership. Cool-headed, farseeing, visionary, courageous – whichever adjectives you choose, leadership is a winning combination of personal traits and the ability to think and…
- Why Do Small Businesses Fail?: Why do small businesses fail? Because of poor planning mainly. This article presents five areas of planning that need to be thought out before you start a small business and…
- Startup Mistakes: Cherilyn Lester explains ten mistakes many entrepreneurs make when starting a business – and how you can avoid these business startup mistakes with your own new business.
- GST Definition: Definition of terms GST (Goods and Services Tax) and HST and how the GST and HST apply to Canadian small businesses.
- Emerson’s tough love: CRAIG Emerson is unlikely to ever be confused with a typical small business minister anxious to protect his constituency.
- Tanya Thomson: Why the Commerce Act matters to small businesses: Most small businesses don’t think about the Commerce Act much. They might know it is the legislation that governs how competitors can (or can’t) interact with each other, but there is a perception that it is only relevant for big…
- Kevin Rudd speaks in Townsville: PM: First of all it’s great to back in Townsville, and great to be back in North Queensland, and to talk to this fine community who work in the Townsville Hospital.
- New tax agent rules ‘will lift standards’: NEW regulations requiring tax agents to join a national register and meet minimum training requirements have been published by the Federal Government, 15 years after the idea was mooted
- Duel of the fates: Atlassian and Omnidrive: One of these companies has gone on to become an international success story, while the other flamed out under obscure circumstances and bitter recriminations. Only a few years ago they were the flag carriers for Australia’s Web 2.0 movement. But recent developments have shown just how different the outcomes for start-up companies and entrepreneurs can be.
- Small Firms still struggling with slowdown, says survey: A majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India are still struggling to cope with the global slowdown and remain unaware about the stimulus measures taken by the government to help them, says an industry survey.
- Indian Stock Market: StanChart set to buy RBS’ SME business in…: StanChart set to buy RBS’ SME business in India, China, Malaysia. Standard Chartered is set to seal a deal to buy Royal Bank of Scotland’s retail and small and medium enterprises (SME) operations in India, China and Malaysia, …
- India survived slowdown because of banks nationalisation: July 26th, 2009 NEW DELHI – A majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India are still struggling to cope with the global slowdown and remain unaware about the stimulus measures taken by the government to help them, says an industry survey. “Ninety-four percent of the respondents reported that their overall business has been affected severely or moderately due to the current economic slowdown,” said the survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of …
- Giving Voice to the Voiceless/ The Better India: Chhotou Kam Badou Munafou – This programme is for those people who want to do small business. Small entrepreneurs give tips to take up small business. The programming, based on issues and content identified by the communities,
- FIIs up ante on Ambani stocks, small investors pull out: MUMBAI: In the midst of a continuing legal battle over gas dispute between two Ambani groups, foreign investors seem to have got more confidence
than the small individual investors of the country in the strength of the businesses run by the two industrialist brothers.
- Banks lending less,’say small retailers: Cash-strapped small business retailers are still being denied finance, with a third saying lending has decreased over the last three months.
- Companies urged to pay SMEs on time: More companies are being urged to sign up to the government’s Prompt Payment Code.The code is a written agreement launched last year for organisations to pay suppliers within the time stipulated within their contracts, but so far only 350 companies have committed to it.
- Majority of small businesses not online: More than half of small businesses in the UK do not have an online presence, according to a survey by website company Mr Site and payment service provider PayPal.
- FPB says Government needs to help small business grow as Britain heads out of recession: The FPB has urged the Government to help small firms grow when Britain’s economy begins to pick up.
- Small business rates relief plan still on track: Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has reaffirmed his commitment to press ahead with a small business rate relief scheme for Northern Ireland.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. —ST