News Manufacturing Economy General
October 29, 2020  

Small business confidence wanes as COVID-19 cases rise

Still haven’t recovered from the first wave of COVID-19 lockdown measures, 37% reporting they’re losing money every day.

News Manufacturing Economy General
August 27, 2020  

Small business outlook points to sluggish recovery

Proportion of businesses in bad shape has dropped and is now on par with those who say they are in good shape.

News Manufacturing General
February 27, 2020  

Small manufacturers’ confidence edges up in February: CFIB

Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.

News Manufacturing Economy
March 27, 2014  

Small business confidence dips in March: CFIB

Business Barometer results buoyed by stronger levels in the Prairies.

News Business Operations Operations Technology
October 31, 2013  

Small business optimism rises slightly in October, says CFIB

Manufacturers among the companies with the strongest results.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
September 26, 2013  

Small businesses less optimistic in September: CFIB

Business Barometer shows manufacturing slips a little but still confident.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
July 25, 2013  

Small business confidence jumps in July

CFIB’s Business Barometer registers an almost five-point jump.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations
April 25, 2013  

SMEs a bit less optimistic in April: CFIB

Manufacturers among the least confident during April’s slight decline.

News Manufacturing Business Operations
March 7, 2012  

Small biz even more optimistic: CFIB

The latest Business Barometer Index from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows confidence at 66 in February, up 0.8% from January.