No new cheer for small business sector this holiday season
Economist says business owners can’t afford to think too far into the future right now, especially with new restrictions on business activities.
Small business 12-month outlook holds at 59.2 on CFIB index
Three-month Business Barometer outlook considerably more pessimistic at 39.7 over the year-long outlook.
Small business confidence flat in May: CFIB
Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.
Small businesses more optimistic in April: CFIB
Only 5% foresee adding on full-time staff in the next three months, 63% say they will have to cut back.
Small business optimism is weak in January: CFIB
Businesses across Canada are moderating their expectations for the year ahead.
Small business confidence rises, but behind 2018 levels: CFIB
Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.
Small business gains confidence in August: CFIB
Manufacturers among the top three expressing the greatest optimism.
SME’s kick off 2013 feeling plucky
Confidence is up three points on CFIB’s business index.
Small, medium businesses less confident in November: CFIB
Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.
Manufacturers are less confident in Q2: PwC
Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth.
Manufacturers’ confidence is picking up for 2012: PwC study
Canadian manufacturers have started the year feeling confident about their prospects, according to a PwC study.
SMEs are less confident, but not cowed: CFIB
Bad news in the first half of August soured small business confidence, according to the results of a monthly index tracked by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).
Small business confidence dips in September
TORONTO: Optimism among Canada’s small- and medium-sized business owners…