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Now it’s some Canadians complaining about self-employment

Monday, February 09, 2015

You’d think the Canadians would be pleased. Canada’s jobless rate has just dropped further to 6.6 per cent after adding 34,500 jobs in the last month. But this is entirely accounted for by the fact that the number of self-employed individuals has gone up by 41,000. However according to this report this is terrible. The article claims that ‘self-employed does not equal making money’. What planet is this author on?  More...


ACCC wins for fairness

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Congratulations to the ACCC for its win against the supermarket giant Coles. Business Spectator explains that:  More...


Entrepreneurial Index launched in Canada: Some interesting results!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Ken Phillips is in Canada at the moment launching the Entrepreneurial Index (EI) in partnership with the Frontier Centre. ICA has been working on this for four years and finally it’s all go!

The Entrepreneurial Index assesses the impact of government laws, regulations and their administration on the ability of people to be self-employed and hence entrepreneurial. It gives a score out of 100.  More...


ICA's GEEIndex launched in Washington DC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ICA's Global Entrepreneurs Enabler Index (GEEIndex) was officially launched this week by Executive Director Ken Phillips at the annual conference of the International Council for Small Business in Washington, DC.

A long time in the making, the Index pulls together into a ‘package’ the major issues on which we have been pushing for more than a decade concerning the rights of self-employed people. More...


Tax headaches

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Huffington Post reports that the US IRS can’t conceive of people being ‘businesses of one’ and it’s holding up needed tax reform.

It’s all part of the surprising US attack against independent contractors. We’ve discussed the trend hereMore...


Show us the (union) money: Canada

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Canada is considering legislation which will require unions to provide full public disclosure of their finances. They will have to report to the Canadian tax authority, with their finances posted on the authority’s website. Details here.  More...



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