We are hosting our monthly business owner forum on Wednesday 19th of October. Obama mentioned small business” or small businesses” only three times during the State of the Union address in January, touching on issues such as credit and exports—none of the top issues that NFIB members routinely cite in NFIB’s Problems & Priorities report (the most recent top issues were cost of health insurance; uncertainty over economic conditions; and cost of natural gas, propane, gasoline, diesel and fuel oil).
Our mandate is to provide current events and community information to residents, visitors and cottagers in Peterborough and The Kawarthas and all surrounding communities — from Lindsay and the City of Kawartha Lakes to Campbellford, north to Haliburton and Bancroft and south to the Lakeshore — and all places in between.
Rick Scott of Florida proposed benefits for small business in his 2014-15 fiscal year budget, including decreasing the tax rate on commercial rentals, increasing the corporate income tax exemption from $50,000 to $75,000, and lowering annual corporate filing fees for all businesses by more than $33 million.
Just a fortnight after people of UK voted in favour of Britain’s exit from the European Union, UK Business Secretary Sajid Javid started dialogue with India’s Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to explore the possibility of inking a separate Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and UK. When asked about the issue, Sitharaman said that the informal talks will transform into a formal framework but didn’t divulge whether the agreement will be FTA or a preferential one.
Join Daniel Hecht, General Counsel at Freepoint Commodities, Michael Goldstein, General Counsel at Castleton Commodities International, and Maria Ines Raij, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley for this panel discussion of the current legal challenges and business opportunities for companies in the energy sector, including managing gap risk when contracts don’t match up, credit risk in a distressed environment, and insolvency risk when counterparties fail.