VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - CGA-Canada congratulates the federal
government on its declaration of 2011 as 'the Year of the
Entrepreneur,' and encourages policy-makers to continue to drive
meaningful change to promote a successful entrepreneurial climate where
small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can thrive and grow.
"The federal government has a role to play in encouraging a culture of
entrepreneurial thinking so SMEs will prosper," says Anthony
Ariganello, President and CEO of CGA-Canada. "To this end, we have
produced several research reports on entrepreneurship and the small and
medium enterprise business sector in Canada. Our work in this
area clearly demonstrates time and time again that there are three
crucial areas to be addressed in order to harness the potential of the
SME community: tax simplification, improved access to finance and a
reduction in red tape."
CGA-Canada has long been committed to advocating for the needs of
entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are leaders in the business community and
as such can stimulate job creation in Canada and drive economic growth.
Supporting this sector must be a top priority for the government's plan
for economic recovery.
"As the Red Tape Reduction Commission's work gets underway, we will
continue to encourage and support initiatives not only in the area of
red tape reduction but also in relation to tax simplification and
access to finance," noted Mr. Ariganello. "With tangible improvements
in all three areas, the 'Year of the Entrepreneur' could be the
catalyst that drives the evolution of the Canadian entrepreneurial
spirit to reach its true potential."
More information on CGA-Canada's advocacy in the SME and entrepreneurship sector:
Laying the Foundation for a National Entrepreneurship Strategy: The CGA Entrepreneurship Report
Report commissioned by CGA-Canada, based on a research survey of more
than 1,500 CGAs across Canada who work with, or for, small and
medium-sized enterprises / Published October, 2010.
Access to Finance Report: Re-Building a Foundation for Post-Recovery Growth
Report based on joint research conducted by CGA-Canada, the Association
of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CNDCEC, the professional
body of certified accountants in Italy. It includes a series of
recommendations for governments, banks and business / Published December, 2010.
Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
serves 75,000 Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and
more than 90 countries. Respected accounting and financial management
professionals, CGAs work in industry, finance, government and public
practice. CGA-Canada establishes the designation's certification
requirements and professional standards, offers professional
development, conducts research and advocacy, and represents CGAs
nationally and internationally.
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