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

Creating a workplace free from violence

One of the requirements of Occupational Health and Safety is conducting a workplace violence risk assessment. But what constitutes workplace violence, and how can you best protect your employees? We offer guidance on how to conduct an assessment and how to use the information to create a workplace free from violence.

Ask the health and safety inspector: Tips for small business owners

Every business has health and safety requirements to meet, regardless of size and industry. As an employer, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities. Atlantic Canada’s CFIB Business Counsellors talked to Health and Safety Officers to get information on inspections and what to expect.

New program aims to bring immigrants to Atlantic Canada - and keep them there!

A new employer-driven immigration program, piloting in Atlantic Canada, hopes to bring 2000 skilled workers to the region over the next 3 years.

Compliance woes? Business Counsellors are the solution.

Regulatory compliance is frustrating and stressful; Business Counsellors take approximate 27,000 calls a year with the majority being on this very topic. Members are often pleased to discover that one or two calls to business resources a year can cover the cost of their membership.

Friendly fraud: When dishonesty meets credit card transactions

Have you ever had someone buy a product or use your services and pay with a credit card only to later deny they received it or say it wasn’t to their satisfaction? Were you left to absorb the costs weeks or even months later? Find out what Friendly Fraud is and how you can limit the effect on your business.
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