Small Business News Round-up – 2009/09/29

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.

US Home & Small Business News Roundup

Canada Home & Small Business News Roundup

  • Health; Crisis in the making: Five in six small businesses have no health-related contingency plan. There’s a one-in-six chance of a massive H1N1 outbreak. It’s time to do more than the math.
  • How to Get People to Be on Your Advisory Board: Figuring out that having an Advisory Board to help you manage your small business – easy. Getting the people with the expertise and experience to serve on the Advisory Board…
  • Startups see upside of down economy: W hen Devin Spackman put together a business plan for his coffee shop venture, he didn’t expect to make a profit for the first six months.
  • Retail Sales Tax (RST) And…: An outline of the process of charging, collecting, and remitting retail sales tax (RST) in Ontario, using the example of a small retail business. This provincial sales tax explanation also applies to small businesses in BC, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Home Office Organization: Is a messy cluttered home office slowing you down? Need to know how to organize your home office but don’t know where to start? If you’re not quite ready for a full makeover but desperately need more home office organization, here are five small manageable things you can do to organize your home office right now

Australia Home & Small Business News Roundup

UK & Ireland Home & Small Business News Roundup

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  • Assessing Your Business Idea – Pre Business Start-up: Over 50% of business start-ups fail within only five years, and most of those fail in the first twelve months. There seems to be a commonality in the reasons why businesses fail at this early stage. Question is, does it really have to be like this? We think not!
  • Recession Survival -Re-Activation & Retention Of Your Small Business Customers: There is no easier sale to make than to sell to people who are already customers. Why? They know your business and they know you, so they know what they get – since they will hopefully have been served well by your business when they bought from you last.
  • Has your small business been given the swine flu “vaccine”?:Last week the numbers of swine flu victims has doubled in the UK. How is your business prepared for the apparently coming wave of swine flu infected people? The northern hemisphere is going to suffer this winter with more swine flu victims than last summer, according to experts. How can you make sure your business is […]
  • Blog Action Day 2009:- Climate Change: At WinWeb we are very interested in our environment – as you may know our OnlineOffice is one green or better eco-friendly business tool you and your colleagues can use to help the environment.
    So when this years Blog Action Day was announced to be about climate change we signed up without delay. On October […]
  • Online Tools Aid Globalization Of The Kitchen Table Home Business: Running a business from home is already a reality for many of us. But how well do we really understand the real potential of home businesses using web 2.0 online business software? Do you have a website and are you aware that this makes your business a global business? Yes, your kitchen table business is […]

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

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