The local home-based business community is welcoming the
possibility of new cuts to business licensing fees.
council voted Tuesday to seriously consider a new fee system that
would see $162 annual fees for commercial businesses, home offices
and music teachers. They would also lower the license fee for
home-based operations and workshops or visiting customers to $243.
Compare those new rates they're considering to the current system,
where commercial businesses pay $88 per year and home-based
businesses pay anywhere from $220 to $545 per year.
Leland, a local entrepreneur who spoke for a representative group of
home-based businesses, called the change a significant step for
businesses and business in general drive the city,” Leland told
Country 95 News. “There are businesses that operate nationally that
have started as ideas on paper napkins in living rooms in Lethbridge.
So fostering business, encouraging entrepreneurship in general is
just really important.”
will officially vote on the changes Monday.
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 3/11/2014 8:02:08 PM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News - stock photo of city council meeting by Country 95 News