News Manufacturing Economy General
November 26, 2020  

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.

News Economy General
September 24, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
May 28, 2020  

Small business confidence flat in May: CFIB

Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.

News Manufacturing Economy General
April 8, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 30, 2020  

Small business optimism is weak in January: CFIB

Businesses across Canada are moderating their expectations for the year ahead.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 31, 2019  

Small business confidence rises, but behind 2018 levels: CFIB

Manufacturing was down 1.5 points from a 58 in December.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
August 29, 2013  

Small business gains confidence in August: CFIB

Manufacturers among the top three expressing the greatest optimism.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
January 31, 2013  

SME’s kick off 2013 feeling plucky

Confidence is up three points on CFIB’s business index.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
December 5, 2012  

Small, medium businesses less confident in November: CFIB

Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
August 27, 2012  

Manufacturers are less confident in Q2: PwC

Bets on foreign markets and energy investments as holding the key to growth.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
February 10, 2012  

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.

News General
September 7, 2011  

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).

News General
October 6, 2010  

Small business confidence dips in September

TORONTO: Optimism among Canada’s small- and medium-sized business owners