Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/01

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

Australia Home & Small Business News Roundup

India Home & Small Business News Roundup

  • Small businesses changing hands despite recession: Even in recession, entrepreneurs buy and sell local small businesses. Plenty of Indianapolis-area companies are for sale.
  • Lessons from recession will help SMEs’ future roadmap courage and…: Learning lessons from recession important for future upswing SMEs should graduate from growth by default. … Addressing the need gap of SMEs’ needing small funding, R. Ganesh, Deputy General Manager of ICICI Bank, underlined the bank’s commitment to SMEs, which gets addressed by a separate dedicated SME unit, which addresses the needs of SMEs, which are not big enough to attract the attention of venture capital funds or angel …
  • British airways launch business opportunity grants in India: British Airways today announced the launch of British Airways Business Opportunity Grants across India as part of the airline’s commitment to help the country’s more than 13 million Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to help stimulate local business.
  • Many India SMBs are turning to SaaS CIOL News Reports: KOLKATA, INDIA: India SMBs (Small and medium business or companies with up to 999 employees) are on track to spend US$30 million on accounting software in 2009, showing a 5 per cent growth over 2008. Small businesses (SBs or companies …

UK & Ireland Home & Small Business News Roundup

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  • Marketing Tips For Your Small Business: David Paget, owner of UKSMF Ltd – a free sales and marketing advice site, has put together 5 top tips to consider with your business marketing
  • And the £10,000 Finalists are….: Thursday the 26th November sees the finalists from WinWeb’s Business ‘09 campaign compete for the winning prize at the Business Startup Show in London. Each finalist will have 5 minutes to present their idea to our panel of judges for a chance to win £10,000 to invest in their business.
  • Career Path: WinWeb Local Partner: During this recession many more people start a new business with WinWeb OnlineOffice or OnlineOffice ProEdition. Supporting these businesses with local services is in itself a great way to earn a living and help entrepreneurs in your local area to succeed.
  • And The Winner Is….: The five finalists for WinWeb’s Business ‘09 gave their presentations at Olympia in London last Thursday to try and win the first prize of £10,000.

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

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