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Manitoba small business optimism falls again in October

October 26, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba fell 1.8 points in October to an index of 55.5, compared to 57.3 in September.
 

Manitoba small business optimism tumbles in September; all provinces see declines

September 28, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba declined 7.9 points in September to an index of 57.3, compared to 65.2 in August. However, Manitoba’s index still sits 2.6 points above its September 2016 index.
 

Manitoba small business optimism declines in August; still well ahead of national average

August 31, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba declined 3.7 points in August to an index of 65.2, compared to 68.9 in July. However, Manitoba’s index still sits well above the national index of 59.8, and 9.1 points above its August 2016 reading.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism increases again in July; reaches 5 year high

July 27, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba increased 1.8 points in July to an index of 68.9, compared to 67.1 in June. The Manitoba index now sits well above the national index of 60.7, and has reached a five year high within the province.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism and hiring plans increase again in June

June 29, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba increased 0.7 points in June to an index of 67.1, compared to 66.4 in May. The Manitoba index now sits well above the national index of 60.9.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism climbs in May

May 25, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba increased three points in May to an index of 66.4, compared to 63.5 in April. The Manitoba index now sits slightly above the national index of 66.0.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism declines slightly in April

April 27, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba declined slightly again in April to an index of 63.5, compared to 64.5 in March.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism decreases slightly in March, but remains strong

March 30, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba decreased in March to an index of 64.5, compared to 66.9 in February. This index level is again above the national index of 62.9.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism leads the country in February

February 23, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba remained very strong in February at an index of 66.9, compared to 67.1 in January. This index level is again above the national index of 62.9, and now ranks as the highest in the country.
 

Manitoba small biz optimism holds steady in January

January 26, 2017
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer®, optimism among small business owners in Manitoba held steady in January at an index of 67.1, up 0.4 points from 66.7 in December. This index level is above the national index of 60.1.
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