Saskatchewan Party Leader touts support for small business
Moe in final week of the election says he would boost the economy through job creation and growth, and rules out tax increases or major cuts.
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.
Feds expand regional relief fund to support more Western businesses
Minister Joly announces that additional funding for small and medium-sized businesses is now available.
Small business faces unsustainable slow recovery if sales crawl
CFIB says with current slow recovery, businesses will take a year and five months to return to normal sales.
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
COVID-19 may turn back the clock on women’s entrepreneurship
Female entrepreneurs in Canada have been heavily impacted by the pandemic
Small business confidence increases slightly in June: CFIB
Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.
Customer experience will help retailers overcome the financial hit from coronavirus
When COVID-19 put a stop to physical retail, many small- and medium-sized businesses moved their business online
Remote work: Employers are taking over our living spaces and passing on costs
Who will benefit if working from home becomes the post-pandemic norm?
American Express Canada launches campaign to support small business revival in Canada
More than half of Canadian business owners say they need a sharp recovery for their business to remain viable
Trudeau pushes wage subsidy as another small business program delayed
CEBA to include companies with payrolls of less than $20,000 and with non-deferrable expenses.
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.
Canada’s economic recovery needs a small business rebound
RBC releases a five-point plan to help small business pivot to a post-pandemic economy.
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 is rising, but half are in bad shape: CFIB
39% of manufacturers describe the general state of their business health as bad.
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.
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.
Ryerson University organizations launch cybersecurity accelerator
Initiative is billed as Canada’s first commercial accelerator specifically designed for scale-up companies in cybersecurity and related fields.
Startup Edmonton announces collaboration with Microsoft
Community of companies will benefit from Microsoft for Startups expertise and resources.
Small businesses say Trump’s stop order on China will hurt them
Revenue and profits have been hurt by the trade wars that began with Trump’s imposition of 25% tariffs.
US small business slows as trade wars continue: economists
ADP and Institute for Supply Management report manufacturing activity and job growth have slowed.
Small business to get rebates for some costs of energy projects [UPDATED]
Plan should provide incentives for business to invest in energy-efficient projects – McKenna.
Tips to help small business owners choose a marketing method
Many owners find that low-tech marketing methods can work for them.
Bad review? Owners should address online reviewers’ concern
Negative reviews are likely inevitable for many companies.
Are you a small manufacturer thinking of partnering?
Here are five tips for business owners to help make the right choices.
The loudest voices against tax reform are not neutral
Almost absent in the debate are any voices defending the idea of tax fairness.
Corporations play a vital role in society
“Private business creates the vast majority of jobs and drives social progress by funding essentially all social services…”
Avoiding start up obstacles
There are financing options outside of the banks.