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On-line Shopping Suits Change in Customer Buying Trends

What do you do under the pressure of unrelenting competition from larger businesses that carry a broader range of merchandise, at lower prices and have a fraction of the fixed overhead costs? This is the situation that many retailers now face with the growth of ecommerce. For many business owners, the Internet has become a […]

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How to Preserve the Family Farm During a Divorce

Collaborative Family Law is a new system where each spouse is represented by a lawyer who helps navigate them through the separation process by negotiating a Collaborative Settlement and therefore avoiding the need to proceed to Court.

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Don’t Bet the Family Farm…Without Professionals

In Bruce County alone, 62% of the land is dedicated to the agriculture industry with 63% of farms being family-owned. Over $255 million in gross sales annually is generated by 3,750 different farm operators. Incorporating a family farm can most certainly bring real benefits to both the estate’s planning and to the taxation rate of […]

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The Real Cost of Paper Records

The real cost of paper records are underestimated. It is not only the cost of creating them but the ongoing costs of storage, retrieval and filing. Paper documents can only be in one place at a time causing workers to exacerbate the problem by making additional copies for their own filing cabinets. The more people […]

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Do Nothing Strategy Pays Off

It appears that doing nothing can be the best way to achieve results.  Owen Sound proved it with the March 2013 MoneySense magazine’s annual list of the 200 best Canadian cities to live.  Using the high risk ‘do nothing’ approach, the city’s gamble paid off improving its ranking by 166% in just one year. To […]

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Hi-speed Internet: Red herring or Holy Grail?

Hi-speed Internet is not the answer,  just one part of an economic plan. It’s seldom that the Mayors of Owen Sound, Georgian Bluffs, Meaford and Chatsworth speak with one voice.  This uncommon act of unity happened at the recent Mayor’s Forum hosted by the Owen Sound Chamber of Commerce. They unanimously declared that the future […]

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Retirees: Is Owen Sound Missing the Obvious?

Is it just me or does the city of Owen Sound just not get it.  If you’re business was given nation-wide free publicity promoting your product or service as the best in Canada, would you exploit it or bury it?  You guessed it. Owen Sound has buried it. In August, the Canadian edition of MSN […]

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