Autumn's economic outlook: Unstable weather ahead?



    The latest PROFIT/BMO Business Coach podcast

    TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Autumn has arrived and so far it's been like an
economic hurricane: collapsing investment banks, plunging stock markets,
rising inflation and volatile commodity prices.
    So with his eye on potential economic storms ahead, Ian Portsmouth,
editor of PROFIT Magazine, gets an autumn economic forecast from Sal Guatieri,
senior economist with BMO Bank of Montreal. Topics covered include:

    
    -   The true strength of Canada's economic fundamentals.
    -   How the Wall Street shakeout will impact small business.
    -   Where the dollar is headed - and whether it will become more
        export-friendly
    -   How commodity prices will effect the rate of inflation.
    -   Which provinces will win and lose in the 2009 economy.
    

    The Business Coach podcast offers insight and information to help
entrepreneurs run their small business better. Launched in October 2006, The
Business Coach podcast is available for download from iTunes, bmo.com and
PROFITguide.com. The Business Coach is co-produced by PROFIT Magazine and BMO
Bank of Montreal.
    Previous episodes of Canada's leading podcast for small business include:
Going Global, The ABCs of "Generation Y," Recession-proofing, Lessons from the
Dragons' Den, Personal Finance, Better Workplaces, Social Media, Tax Planning,
Going Global, Retire Rich, Cash Management, Fortune Hunters, Economic Outlook,
Search Engine Optimization, Selling Your Business, Marketing Taglines,
Currency Hedging, IT Security, Community Investment and Small-Business
Branding.
    The Business Coach podcast is offered in both English and French. The
English-language interviews are hosted by Ian Portsmouth. L'actualité
magazine's Pierre Duhamel leads the French-language episodes.

    About PROFIT

    PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's preeminent publication
dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and
mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a
vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a
timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase
their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve
for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year
by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the
chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and annual revenue of
$1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000 readers across Canada.
Visit PROFIT online at http://www.profitmagazine.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Louise Leger, louise.leger@rci.rogers.com,
(416) 764-4125


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