Prime Minister Harper announces more money for small business

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the federal government plans to make it a little easier for small business to access certain financing.Most companies with gross annual revenue of $10 million or less — up from $5 million — will now be eligible under the Canada Small Business Financing Program.They can borrow up to $500,000 each.Ottawa urged to defer individual capital gains tax to shore up financing for small businessNew online loan platform Evolocity offers entrepreneurs up to $200,000 in financingThe changes will allow more small businesses to borrow money to buy or improve land or buildings. Harper made the announcement Thursday in St. Catharines, Ont.He said the program, which aims to help new businesses get started and existing ones to grow, will help create jobs.