B.C. entrepreneurs most optimistic in the country

B.C. climbed two points in November to 73.9. As a result, entrepreneurs in the province are now the most optimistic in the country about the future of the economy and the performance of their business.

BC Municipal Elections 2014

Municipal elections across B.C. took place Saturday, November 15th. Congratulations to all the 2014 municipal election winners.

Spending threatens fiscal sustainability of BC municipalities

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report today that reveals the vast majority of British Columbia’s municipalities have been increasing their operating spending at an unsustainable pace since 2000.

BC Municipal Property Tax Gaps 2003-13: A 10-Year Perspective

CFIB's newly released report BC Property Tax Gap Report that takes a ten-year look at the disparities between residential and commercial property tax rates across the province, also known as the “tax gap”. In BC, the overall tax gap has started to narrow in recent years. After rising from 2.48 in 2003 to 2.93 in 2008, the gap had closed to 2.65 in 2013.

Do You Know a Small Business that Deserves an Award?

Nominations and voting for The Small Business BC Awards are open from October 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014, and are accepted by both the business owners themselves and third-party nominations. Winners will receive the Premier's Prize of $1,500 cash and other prizes!
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