Five Minutes for Business

“The resiliency of Canada’s economy will be increasingly tested as trade conflicts and uncertainty persists. We are not an island. We are in a good position to cope with whatever comes our way,” announced Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Canada’s economy is shifting into a lower gear. It’s losing steam as our growth engines sputter in the face of global uncertainty and competitive challenges.

So, what is in store for our economy as we head into a new year and new decade? Find out in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business where we take stock of Canada’s economic performance and consider what the future might have in store for us!

Click here to read 5 Minutes for Business – Sluggish Growth: The New Normal for Canada.

Top 5 business articles of 2019

Leading a business is never easy, but you’re not on your own. Our most popular articles of 2019 will give you practical advice to help grow your business or start one from scratch.

Whether it’s deciding how much your product is worth, what market research you need to do, or how to retain your employees, we hope these articles will help you build a stronger business that can continue to grow in 2020, and beyond!


Improving Regulatory Regime Fundamental to Economic Prosperity

December 12, 2019

(Toronto, December 12, 2019) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the passing of Bill 132, the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act.

“As the indispensable partner of business, we support the government’s efforts with Bill 132 to develop a modern regulatory environment that is flexible and easy to navigate, keeping Ontario an attractive place for businesses to invest, grow and create high-quality jobs.”



The Board of Directors of the KLCFDC is continuously looking for ways to assist Community Economic Development in Kawartha Lakes. Also known as C-E-D, we can sometimes provide small grants that can help get a new idea going, support an activity that may have lost its main funder, and/or simply assist a community or group in getting something done.



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