AB small business confidence trails nation again in March

The latest Business Barometer survey results that show Alberta’s small business outlook halted its downward slide in March and remains relatively unchanged at 48.1. For the second consecutive month, Alberta maintains its nation trailing position and is more than 25 points below its October 2014 peak.

Small business priorities for AB Budget 2015

Budget Day in Alberta is set for March 26th and entrepreneurs have shared their opinions on how the province should move forward. Balancing the budget through spending constraints not tax hikes is what small businesses are looking for.

Alberta Small Business Strategy to cut red tape

The Government of Alberta is giving small businesses a stronger voice in government, easier access to information, regulatory guidance, and a single identifier to streamline interactions between small business and government.

Municipal Government Act review underway

The Government of Alberta is currently reviewing the Municipal Government Act (MGA). CFIB outlined our concerns with additional tax powers for municipalities, excessive municipal spending, red tape, and property tax gaps across the province.

AB municipal governments have work to do to win over entrepreneurs

As mayors and councils across the province deliberate budget issues, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released survey data that shows Alberta's elected officials face a major challenge in winning over entrepreneurs.
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