Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Business Barometer shows manufacturing slips a little but still confident.
Manufacturers among the top three expressing the greatest optimism.
Manufacturing among the sectors with the most potential for openings.
Manufacturing among the weakest sectors.
Credit unions best for small business; among the big banks, CIBC still the worst.
SMEs report Q1 vacancy rate steady at 2.5%, small companies struggling to fill positions.
Report points to steep costs, far-off benefits.
Manufacturers among the least confident during April’s slight decline.
They’ll stand behind it and help sell the deal to Canadians.
Confidence is up three points on CFIB’s business index.
Red Tape Report Card says province has made no progress in eliminating bureaucratic burden for small business.
Action reduces regulatory burden for small businesses: CFIB.
Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.
CFIB calls for alignment with private sector polices.
SMEs coping with highest average shortage of qualified employees.