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

Mandate – CFIB's member publication

Mandate is CFIB’s member publication where small business newsletters, surveys and results are available.

Avoiding heat stress in your workplace

Depending on the type of work being done, heat stress can happen at any time of year, but summer in Canada can mean extreme temperatures. Learn how to identify and prevent heat induced illness at your place of business.

Does your business send emails? New rules in effect July 1st!

On July 1st 2014, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) enters into force. This new legislation will affect any business that promotes their products/services electronically via email, social media or instant messaging. Find out more here.

Minimum wage increased in Nova Scotia effective April 1, 2014

On April 1 2014, minimum wage increased in Nova Scotia by 10 cents, going from $10.30 an hour to $10.40 an hour. In addition to this increase, the inexperienced wage rate has also increased by 10 cents bringing the wage to $9.90 an hour.

Do you sell lottery tickets? New tax rules will affect your bottom line!

Effective January 1, 2014, CRA changed its administrative position on bulletin IT-404R "Payments to Lottery Ticket Vendors", from March 31, 1981. The change indicates that any lottery retailers who are awarded a prize in relation to selling a winning lottery ticket must now declare these prizes as business income, thus making them taxable. Prior to this change, these monies were not taxed.
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