3 Business Insights for This Week

Everyone needs to stay up-to-date on what's applicable to business now.

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Number 1.

The federal government has granted Foreign Trade Zone Point designation (FTZ-VI) to the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance. The FTZ Point is a single point of access to government support to solve import/export issues. It includes duty-relief on some imported goods. viea.ca

Number 2.

Along with being the time of Thanksgiving, October is Small Business Month, a time to be thankful for the important contributions of entrepreneurs to the B.C. economy — and their local communities. Check your local chamber  for opportunities to network with other small-business owners.

Number 3.

Smart businesses will want to read Victoria Vital Signs. Published annually by the Victoria Foundation and launched Oct. 2, this must-read community check-up measures the region’s vitality, flags concerns and supports action on critical issues. victoriafoundation.bc.ca

This article is from the October/November 2018 issue of Douglas