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Alberta launches 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.
 

Alberta dominates list of top entrepreneurial cities

According to the 2014 Entrepreneurial Communities report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), Alberta continues to dominate the annual rankings of Canada’s best places to start and grow a business, with eight of the top ten municipal areas in the overall national rankings located in the province.
 

Canada-Alberta Job Grant now accepting applications

The Government of Alberta has partnered with the Government of Canada to introduce the Canada-Alberta Job Grant to help employers train workers to meet their specific workforce needs.
 

AB small biz confidence highest in a year and a half

Alberta's small business confidence jumped 2.1 points in September to 73.8, the highest level for the index in a year and a half. The national Business Barometer Index stayed virtually unchanged in September (65.6) compared to August (65.5).
 

A special message from Dan Kelly to small business owners regarding changes to TFWP

On Friday, June 20, the federal government announced massive changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that completely disregard the legitimate needs of some small businesses. Please read a message from Dan Kelly regarding this development and what CFIB is doing to help affected members.
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