Business Support



Members can get advice, counseling and support in dealing with governments and small business issues from CFIB's Business Counsellors, at no charge.

How can the Competition Bureau protect your business?

The federal Competition Bureau, Canada’s watchdog for unfair business practices, has released an animated short video that breaks down the Bureau’s various roles and functions.

Save on energy costs for your Manitoba business

Consider our tips for using less hydro in your farm or business. Learn about Manitoba Hydro's Power Smart programs and rebates.

Avoiding heat stress in your Manitoba workplace

Depending on the type of work being done, during the summer a combination of high temperatures, high humidity and physical work can put workers in danger of experiencing heat stress. Learn how to identify and prevent heat induced illness at your place of business.

Is your small business hurt by forest fires? Why not ask CRA for relief?

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) understands that natural disasters like forest fires force business owners and self-employed persons to focus their efforts on protecting their company, home and family rather than completing tax-related obligations. If forest fires are causing you to miss a filing or payment deadline, we can help you learn about seeking relief from penalties and interest.

Microsoft discontinuing Windows Server 2003

On July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer provide service or upgrades to its popular Windows Server 2003. A large number of small businesses in Canada presently use this system. However, beginning July 14th of this year, it will no longer be a supported system by its maker and plans must be made to switch or upgrade to a new system.
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