Canada-China Trade Deal – Are We Really Protected?

The local MP Larry Miller’s comments on the Canada-China investment deal are an insult to the intelligence of voters in Grey/Bruce. To say we “misunderstand” and the deal is, “to protect Canadian interests who are investing in China,” is ludicrous when we have nothing of consequence there to protect and little hope of ever getting […]

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Province Closed While Business Knocking on Door

In the blink of eye – they’re gone! Goodbye Ontario parliamentarians and more importantly our democratic process. Suspended! Squelched! Indefinitely! By arbitrarily proroguing the legislature our petulant Premier, Dalton McGinty, put personal position and party preservation ahead of the democratic interests of all Ontarians. We have been without our essential legislative branch for months as […]

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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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Downtown Storefronts Tell a Story

The storefronts in any city tell a story of success, failure and transition. The storefronts of downtown Owen Sound tell a great deal about the financial health of the local community. Take the east side block of 2nd Avenue East between 10th and 9th street. Within this entire stretch of main street the only retail […]

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Learn to Network

Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)


Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
Site: gbbj.biz
Email: editor@gbbj.biz
Address: 954 1st Ave W.
Owen Sound, ON CAN N4K 4K5

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