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From Brexit to trade wars, 2020 is shaping up to be a tough year for Canadian CEOs

If there were enemies of growth for any medium-sized business, risk and uncertainty would surely top the list. It’s fair to say they’re probably entrepreneurs’ main adversaries in the current macroeconomic climate. That’s because business owners are facing unusually high levels of business complexity that are poised to rise further in the months ahead. Worse, […]

You own a small business in Ontario—Here’s how to survive a trade war

When U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum in June, executives in those industries recoiled at the potential fallout, and warned of pending job and revenue losses. Economists promptly cautioned that the ripple effect wouldn’t be contained to those two sectors. Indeed, entire supply chains could face widespread disruption as the […]

The major business challenges facing Ontario entrepreneurs in 2018

If there’s one truism for entrepreneurs, it’s that no two years are ever the same. Whether they’re focused on growing their business or managing the myriad number of challenges that can make it difficult to achieve success—think everything from satisfying client expectations to managing costly HR issues—owners of small and medium-sized businesses have no shortage […]

After outcry from entrepreneurs, federal budget introduces watered-down passive income rules

  Owners of small and medium-sized businesses across Canada can finally breathe a sigh of relief. For the most part, they’ve won this round in the ongoing fight with the federal government to halt contentious tax reforms for corporations. Indeed, the 2018 federal budget will be remembered for what it didn’t do, rather than introducing […]