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Archive for June, 2006

Free Business Web Applications

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Software can be more expensive for business owners then the actual computer. There are online programs that could replace traditional ones that you may use. All of the programs listed in the article are free for your business to use.

Growing E-Business Markets

Monday, June 26th, 2006

E-Business entrepreneurs are always looking for new markets, so here are a few examples of growing markets.

It is no surprise that the baby boomers will soon be retiring but what is surprising is the growth of the age 55+ populations use of the Internet. More then ever, this 55+ group are using the Internet and lots are making e-commerce purchases. Another area of growth is in the size of North Americans market. North Americans have been steadily getting larger due to the plentiful diet of food. This size increase has caused specialty market to emerge and some e-businesses are already cashing in.

Interactive Business Planner (IBP)

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

“The IBP is the first business planning software product designed specifically to operate on the World Wide Web. The IBP uses the capabilities of the Internet to assist entrepreneurs in preparing a 3 year business plan for their new or existing business.” Source: Government of Canada

VoIP For E-Business

Friday, June 9th, 2006

VoIP is becoming more popular, there are TV commercials and banner ads on web sites promoting it, but what is it?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, simply speaking “talking over the Internet”.

GST/HST Change

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

This is the third e-business blog that deals with GST (HST) reduction on July 1, 2006. The GST change is rapidly approaching and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has a pdf document called “GST/HST Rate Reduction: Checklist for Small Business“. This document has a very useful checklist to small or medium sized enterprise it will answer your question “Is your business ready for the GST/HST Rate Reduction?”
In addition to the checklist there are some general transition rules which answer most of the questions surrounding the GST/HST change.