Need a Source for Small Business Week?

    KPMG Enterprise - Private Company Advisers Available

    TORONTO, Aug. 17 /CNW/ - For reporters covering Small Business Week in
Canada, professionals from KPMG Enterprise(TM) across the country are
available for comment.
    Possible questions, themes, and topics they can address include:

    -   Preserving value and net worth in your private company during
        uncertain and volatile economic times
    -   The credit crunch and obtaining alternative sources of financing when
        traditional sources of capital dry up during challenging times
    -   The value of strategic planning for your private company
    -   Succession planning and what to consider when "passing the torch" to
        the next generation
    -   Wealth preservation and how you can increase your familial wealth for
        generations to come when your savings are tied up in your business
    -   Operations improvement and "trimming the fat" to survive
    -   HR issues-from hiring resources to employee compensation-and the
        relevance of performance based reviews to keep employees engaged and
    -   Key success factors when starting a new business
    -   Tax, tax, and more tax - from income splitting and R&D tax credits,
        to the tax benefits of working from your home office, find out what
        tax benefits exist for your private company
    -   Risk management - establishing a clear link to the fulfillment of
        business objectives, and reducing the element of surprise
    -   Growing value - looking for news ways of developing future growth,
        both tangible and intangible
    -   The monetary impact of HST (harmonized sales tax) in both Ontario and
        BC for private companies.

    About KPMG

    KPMG LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the
laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm affiliated with KPMG
International, a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax,
and Advisory services. Member firms operate in 144 countries and have more
than 137,000 professionals working around the world.

For further information:

For further information: To arrange a media interview or discuss article
placements, please contact: Mark Klein, Manager, Media Relations, KPMG,, (416) 777-3895; Julie Bannerjea, Head of Media Relations,
KPMG,, (416) 777-3243

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