The Great Mosaic
Reviving Ontario's Regional Economics
“We are only as strong as our weakest link and our ability to prosper depends on the strength of our different regions. Our communities – and the province as a whole – risk falling behind if we do not leverage the rich and diverse competitive advantages of our local economies. We urge policymakers to take a modern and comprehensive approach to economic development by leveraging the existing competitiveness advantages of Ontario’s regions, and implement deliberate strategies to support long-term growth in communities across the province.”
• Today, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
September 20, 2019
5 Minutes for Business
It is easy to think international trade is all about convoluted acronyms that describe trade agreements that take a long time to negotiate. A sampling of the ones you have probably heard about recently include CPTPP, CETA and CUSMA.
Indeed, the trade world is not short of acronyms, but here is another crucial one for businesses to know called Incoterms®, which stands for International Commercial Terms.
Updated every 10 years, Incoterms® are developed by the International Chamber of Commerce to act as a common set of rules between exporters and importers in the course of international
September 20, 2019 - Mark Agnew, Senior Director of International Policy
Vote Prosperity - A Brighter Future for Canadians
Vote Prosperity reflects the priorities and concerns of job creators in communities across Canada. Developed in partnership with Canada’s provincial and territorial chambers of commerce, Vote Prosperity lays out our seven priorities, along with a series of specific measures to attract investment to Canada, and help businesses create jobs, grow and strengthen our communities.
Click on a specific issue to read more, as well as, see the recommendations or read the full report below.
Taxation - A tax system that is fair, efficient and modern.
Regulatory - A regulatory system that
September 1, 2019
Cornerstone Citizenship 2019 - Dennis McCullough
The Cornerstone Awards were created to help acknowledge and celebrate the people behind the businesses that are part of the Chamber, believe in the Chamber network and embody the spirit in which people decide to take on the challenge of owning or running their own business or take an active role in the business’ ultimate success. The CITIZENSHIP award is presented to a Chamber member who has embraced the spirit of the community by their selfless acts and support to causes that improve the lives of Belleville’s citizens.
Kristin Crowe, recipient of the Cornerstone
August 19, 2019
3 Most Common Business Challenges and Ways to Slay Them
Being a business owner has its rewards and its challenges. If you’ve been in business longer than a hot second, you’ve likely experienced both. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The earlier you recognize the most common challenges of business ownership, the more likely you’ll be able to take them in stride.
This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a business owner and it will color all areas of your business. The first challenge for most businesses when it comes to
August 15, 2019 - Christina R. Green