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Brexit causing headaches for many Canadian exporters

In about a month the United Kingdom could unceremoniously stumble its way out of the European Union—the patchwork of nation states that came together in the wake of the Second World War and gradually formed what was intended as a lasting political and economic federation unlike anything the world had ever seen. It would be […]

Canadian entrepreneurs worried about doing business in China should rest easy—for now

It would be an understatement to say that relations between Canada and China have hit an all-time low. For the business community, the rift is causing major uncertainty and trepidation. The question on many a Canadian CEO’s mind: Should we be doing business in China right now? The short answer is: yes. But more on […]

How trade wars can be the key to business diversification and growth

There’s nothing like an impending crisis to force Canadian entrepreneurs to become more creative in their business dealings, explore new markets and generally seek new ways to become even more innovative. Our slowly-escalating trade conflict with the United States is just such a moment in time when many business owners will begin to re-think their […]

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 […]