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Month January 2007

Tracking down the home truths

While this is a small number for European or US markets, in Australia it represents two-thirds of all small business.In recent discussions with Australia's Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources, they admitted that they know very little about the needs and activities of home based businesses. Among he questions they ask are:Why do people start home based business?What impacts on their ability to grow or remain in business?Are home based businesses viable away from home?Which industries have home based business components?What skill level do home based business entrepreneurs have?The question I asked why they don't ask the small accountants all these questions about home based business.

Watch out, watch out, the taxman’s about

According to recent reports tax inspectors are being offered financial incentives, of up to £2,000, to encourage them to collect more tax. According to a recent article in the Timesonline, tax compliance teams throughout the country have been told to increase the amount of tax that they recover, by one quarter in 2007. The fear…

New Year, New rules ….

Here's a new piece of regulation that will have passed most small business owners by. Having come in on the 1st January 2007, The E-commerce Regulations applies to limited companies with websites and those that use e-mail as a means of communications. The regulations say that every company now has to list its vat registration…

Wishing everyone a prosperous new year

Happy New Year to everyone, and wishing you all a very Prosperous 2007 from all at The Small Business Blog.Due to work/client commitments we at The Small Business Blog may have been quiet over the last month or so but we will be bringing you plenty of fresh views and ideas to help the small…

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