Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The City Did What?!

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Lorne Wiebe has written another article about issues important to business owners, for the local online hub serving Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry - http://www.ourhometown.ca .  What follows is an introduction to that article. The full article can be read in his column, "Risky Business"


Have you ever surfed a city’s official website? If you own a business, check out the section covering their building bylaws. It’s enough to make your head spin. Every town and city has a seemingly endless list of construction does and don’ts and that list gets longer every year.
PHOTO CREDIT - OurHometown.ca
 It’s all well intentioned of course, as city planners try to manage commercial development and keep it as orderly as possible.  As businesses become more complex, so do the rules which govern them. The scary part for a business owner is trying to keep up with it all.  Usually you can’t and that can lead to a serious business risk ...

Read the rest of the article here: "Risky Business"