Canada Small Business News Round-up – 30/09/2008

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:

  • Small Business Tax Strategies: Here are more small business tax strategies to reduce the amount of income tax you pay if you operate a Canadian business, including tax strategies for maximizing your Capital Cost Allowance claim, home-based business tax deductions, and income splitting.
  • Optimism wanes for small business: A report released Wednesday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests small business optimism in Alberta has slipped.
  • Small businesses in B.C.’s say they’re losing confidence: B.C.’s small businesses are increasingly pessimistic about the future.
  • Ontario failing small business on apprenticeship training: Toronto – Representatives for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) will be available at Queen’s Park tomorrow (September 25) to comment on a private member’s bill dealing with apprenticeship training. CFIB, which has 42,000 members in the province, has just completed an addendum to its apprenticeship training report – Lessons Not Learned – that shows Ontario falling further behind the rest of country on training apprentices.
  • Vehicle fee hits small business: Taxi drivers among those paying $60 licence fee intended to apply only to personal-use vehicles
  • As crisis deepens, business loans dry up: TORONTO AND WASHINGTON — For 22 years, Doris McMillon has relied on hard work to build her small consulting business in a Washington, D.C., suburb.
  • American Express Canada Makes Aggressive Push into the Small Business Market: Launch of the American Express Business Gold Rewards Card offers Cardmembers greater choice, more value and increased earning capabilities –

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

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