Latest Issue: January 18, 2022

When 80 Per Cent Is Not Good Enough

Businesses ready for more supply chain issues in trucking

It used to be that a score of 80 per cent in school would land you near the top of the class. Not so for the federal government when it comes to truck drivers. Although 83 to 87 per cent of Canadian truck drivers are fully vaccinated, and despite their being a massive supply chain issue across Canada, the federal government (health, transport and public safety) have told the industry they simply don’t care. They would rather further impact the supply chain than work with the industry.

CEBA Loan Repayment Deadline Extended

The repayment deadline for Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans is being extended to December 31, 2023 for all eligible borrowers in good standing.

December Overview: Renfrew County Real Estate

Dollar value of home sales sets record for December in Renfrew County

Government News In Brief

Business relief supports, site readiness, agricultural funding and MPP resignations

Election Watch

Municipal and provincial election information

Marketing – When Someone Copies Your Ideas

In most cases it is more irritating than impacting

One of the situations that can bring someone to my door is when a competitor has “copied” their marketing. Different people have experienced a competitor copying their advertising, running the same promotions, recreating menus and misleading customers about the person’s business. I remember one client saying, “I feel like every time we think of something new we should just call [the competitor] and tell them what we’re going to be doing…”


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