5 Minutes for Business: Business As Usual
Article Courtesy of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
‘Business as usual’ was a thing we used to hear people say. However, this edition of 5 Minutes for Business will help you to better understand just how unusual business has now become amid COVID-19, as well as what the new normal will look like.
Business as usual was a thing we used to hear people say.
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has launched a website to support businesses in Peterborough County looking to sell gift cards online. Officially launched on April 8, the website kawarthachamber.ca/shop was built by local agency acorn30 in partnership with the Kawartha Chamber as a way for the community to support local business during these times.
COVID-19 Affected Services & Closures in the Kawartha Chamber’s Primary Service Area
Updated: 3:05 pm, May 27, 2020
We have compiled a list of local businesses and organizations – who is open, closed or offering limited services and what this means – for the Kawartha Chamber’s local service area. We will be adding and updating as information becomes available. To help us keep this current please email changes to email@example.com and for those not already on the list, but would like to be, please send us info.
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Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) – A Visitor Tax
In 2018 the Provincial government passed a regulation allowing for a MAT. Many municipalities across Ontario have passed by-laws to implement this tax for transient accommodation, which is paid by the visitor. Each municipality determines which transient accommodation is included – hotels, inns, motels, resorts, B&Bs, trailer parks, campgrounds, and/or short term rentals (such as Airbnb). Here is the Provincial Legislation regarding the tax.
Article Courtesy of: Canadian Chamber of Commerce
In today’s global world, systems are more interconnected than ever. It stands to reason then, if a pandemic strikes in one part of the world, the opportunities for it to spread are that much greater.
Pandemic Preparedness for Business
Should COVID-19 escalate in Canada, some of the things businesses need to plan for include: