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News Government General
October 19, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
October 19, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 5, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
September 22, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 10, 2020  

Small business owners rank government aid programs

While CEBA, CEWS well used, CECRA continues to fall short, according to CFIB

News General
August 5, 2020  

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

News Government General
August 4, 2020  

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

News Manufacturing General
July 30, 2020  

Canada could lose an additional 158K small businesses to COVID-19: CFIB

Government and consumer support are make-or-break for small business survival

News General
July 2, 2020  

COVID-19 may turn back the clock on women’s entrepreneurship

Female entrepreneurs in Canada have been heavily impacted by the pandemic

News Manufacturing Economy General
June 29, 2020  

Small business confidence increases slightly in June: CFIB

Many fear future COVID-19 outbreaks could renew closures and interruptions.

News General
June 24, 2020  

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

News General
June 24, 2020  

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?

News General
June 24, 2020  

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

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
June 19, 2020  

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.

News Government Business Operations General
June 12, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General
June 8, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 25, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
February 5, 2020  

CFIB issues priorities for upcoming federal budget

Taxes related to business succession, carbon tax and payroll taxes top the SME priority list.

News Manufacturing Economy General
January 30, 2020  

Small business optimism is weak in January: CFIB

Businesses across Canada are moderating their expectations for the year ahead.

News Electronics General
January 28, 2020  

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.

News Electronics General
October 24, 2019  

Startup Edmonton announces collaboration with Microsoft

Community of companies will benefit from Microsoft for Startups expertise and resources.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 26, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Economy General
August 6, 2019  

US small business slows as trade wars continue: economists

ADP and Institute for Supply Management report manufacturing activity and job growth have slowed.

News Energy Manufacturing General
March 4, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General
January 31, 2019  

Tips to help small business owners choose a marketing method

Many owners find that low-tech marketing methods can work for them.

News General
December 13, 2018  

Bad review? Owners should address online reviewers’ concern

Negative reviews are likely inevitable for many companies.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 8, 2018  

Are you a small manufacturer thinking of partnering?

Here are five tips for business owners to help make the right choices.

Insight Government Manufacturing Economy General
September 27, 2017  

The loudest voices against tax reform are not neutral

Almost absent in the debate are any voices defending the idea of tax fairness.

Insight Manufacturing Business Operations General
November 13, 2014  

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…”

Feature Manufacturing Business Operations General
October 24, 2014  

Avoiding start up obstacles

There are financing options outside of the banks.