Business Barometer®: optimism among small biz steady in September

Canada’s small and mid-sized business optimism has been steady in September. CFIB’s Business Barometer® Index is holding at 65.6, only a fraction of a point from August’s 65.5.
 

Big breakthrough on payroll taxes: Small Business Job Credit announced

CFIB joined federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver to announce the creation of the Small Business Job Credit (SBJC), a credit that will result in a 15% net reduction in EI premiums paid by small businesses over the next two years.
 

Anti-spam law confusing for small business

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), came into force July 1st 2014, but a CFIB survey found that only 15% of small business owners are fully aware of CASL’s requirements, and 62% had taken no steps to comply.
Employment Insurance
 

Are you paying Employment Insurance for family members?

Many family-run businesses pay into EI. Yet, many of them have little chance of collecting should the need ever arise.
 

Our focus on agri-business

We represent 7,200 agri-businesses like you on the business related issues of farming. Find out more about what we’re doing to help your bottom line here.

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