Canadian Government Funding

Government Grants For Small Business—Think You Qualify?

Women-owned enterprises represent about 10% of all MSMEs in India and employ over eight million people. Business continuity is a big issue in the past few years – with all the natural disasters (earthquakes, snow storms, etc.) and people movements (such as Occupy Wall Street) – businesses need to do strategic planning in ensuring their business continuity – or seek help from others to help them in their disaster planning, to the least.

News January 2016: Though the Small Business Administration does not award grants to businesses directly sometimes other government entities do. For example, at the moment the Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has announced a new funding opportunity (their term for a grant) for their Small Shipyard Grant Program.

Program Assists Uninsured to Get Health Coverage Because of passage of HB276 in 2006, the Utah Department of Health launched a new rebate program for health insurance premiums that would reduce the number of uninsured citizens in Utah by helping workers pay for their employer- sponsored health insurance.

Missouri allows small and large businesses to pool together to purchase health insurance for their employees, but the plans must be underwritten and rated as a single employer, uphold a uniform health plan design, guarantee issuance to all members and comply with all other federal and state insurance requirements.

If you are just starting a business as a sole proprietor / contractor or a very small business owner without employees, you can probably get by with a basic online invoicing/billing package like Sage One or FreshBooks that can handle invoicing, expense tracking, and produce basic reports to keep tabs on your business and satisfy your accountant and the taxman.

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