Business Barometer®: Small biz optimism up but uncertain in January

Small business optimism picked up a little in January, but the tectonic shifts in their perspectives are still very much on display. CFIB’s January Business Barometer® Index rose about a point and a half to 63.5--but only from relative optimism gains in 3 of 10 provinces.

Red Tape Awareness Week 2015

For years, Canada’s entrepreneurial spirit has been held back, a captive of government red tape. It's robbing small businesses of the time and money to grow our communities and economy. During Red Tape Awareness WeekTM - January 19-23, 2015 - join thousands of other small business owners to help Free the Entrepreneur from the burden of red tape.

Free Small Biz Webinars to Celebrate Red Tape Awareness Week

To celebrate Red Tape Awareness Week (#RTAW), CFIB will hold two webinars, open to all small biz owners across Canada. You do not have to be a CFIB member to participate, and the webinars are free to attend.

Pre-employment screening: Conducting criminal background checks

It is always important to ensure you are hiring the best candidate for the job. For certain positions you may want to screen your final candidates with a criminal background check but the question is do you really need to?

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