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.
RBC Purchasing Managers’ Index continues decline
Weaker global conditions and ongoing spending cuts in the energy sector to blame.
Small, medium businesses less confident in November: CFIB
Manufacturing, natural resources, business services unusually low.
Profitability index edges up 0.2% in August
Conference Board of Canada index shows automotive manufacturers put in a strong performance.
Manufacturing is on an upswing
Manufacturing was on an upswing in December as Canadian small businesses gained confidence and manufacturers saw production and new orders rise.
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).