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 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.
Recovery to be difficult for small businesses that survive COVID
CFIB shows only 26% of small businesses are reporting normal sales volumes, leaving the remainder at risk of insolvency.
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.
Quebecers who don’t follow COVID-19 mask guidelines to face fines
Dollar amount of the fines has not been decided, province-wide sanctions to begin Sept. 12.
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.
Small business owners rank government aid programs
While CEBA, CEWS well used, CECRA continues to fall short, according to CFIB
Small business sales struggle after reopening: CFIB survey
More than three out of five business owners are worried that consumer spending will remain low, according to CFIB
Businesses could qualify for one more month of rent relief as program extended
About $613 million has been paid out to 63,000 tenants as of July 30
Canada could lose an additional 158K small businesses to COVID-19: CFIB
Government and consumer support are make-or-break for small business survival
CERB a top reason workers refuse to return to work: CFIB
Emergency benefit appears to be impeding small companies from staffing up as they reopen their businesses.
Manitoba offers more subsidies for businesses hit by COVID-19
Until now, the Back To Work program paid businesses who hired or brought back staff up to $5,000 per employee.
Small business confidence increases slightly in June: CFIB
Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.
Small businesses face troubling return to ‘normal’ from pandemic
Frustration over confusing messages, staggered deadlines for financial and rent support, and a lack of clarity around COVID-19 support systems.
Significant changes to wage subsidy and CERB programs required: CFIB
Small business owners face significant barriers hiring or recalling staff as they return to work.
44% of small firms now fully open, normal sales for only 15%: CFIB
Latest survey shows many regional and sectoral differences remain and some sectors.
Small business confidence flat in May: CFIB
Thirty-nine per cent of reporting manufacturing firms identified business health as bad.
More small companies are back to business: CFIB
Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick lead the way with companies fully open.
Small business confidence is rising, but half are in bad shape: CFIB
39% of manufacturers describe the general state of their business health as bad.
20% of small businesses too small to qualify for CEBA loan: CFIB
Smallest businesses with payrolls under $50,000 are not eligible for the support.
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.
Canadian Chamber, StatCan creating massive business conditions survey
Will be in the field this week and collect data on how businesses are currently coping with COVID-19.
COVID-19 sapping the confidence of small business
CFIB Business Barometer tumbles 29 points to historic low in March.
Half of small firms report a drop in sales due to COVID-19: CFIB
A quarter say they won’t survive a month with a big drop in income.
Small manufacturers’ confidence edges up in February: CFIB
Following national trend but below the Canadian average, skills shortage still top constraint.
25% of small businesses impacted negatively by rail blockades: CFIB
Survey says companies have lost an average of $60,000 since the start of the disruptions.
Better access to immigration needed to address worker shortages: CFIB
Study shows more than 75% of SMEs have had difficulty hiring workers over the past five years due to skills and labour needs.
CFIB issues priorities for upcoming federal budget
Taxes related to business succession, carbon tax and payroll taxes top the SME priority list.
Small business optimism is weak in January: CFIB
Businesses across Canada are moderating their expectations for the year ahead.
Death by 1,000 cuts: Confront your local candidates
Your chance to confront candidates about policies that drive away investment.
CFIB delivers small business election priorities to federal parties
Signed letters address their biggest concerns around affordability, labour and financing.
CFIB calls for action on federal and provincial payroll taxes
Report says small business is getting crushed under their weight.