Telecom providers take more and give less, hurting small biz

A CFIB survey shows that almost 50% of small business owners are unhappy with the current options provided by telecom providers. From internet to a variety of wireless technologies, businesses expect telecom providers to offer fairly priced options, good customer service, and a variety of service providers to choose from.

Federal Budget gets a bronze from small business: CFIB

Toronto/Montréal, February 11, 2014 – Canada’s small business owners welcomed several measures from today’s federal budget, particularly efforts to eliminate the deficit, reduce credit card processing fees for merchants and consumers and cut the cost of the public service.

All signs point to trouble for Canadians: CPP/QPP battle won, but war not over

Federal and provincial governments were considering an increase to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits and premiums, but small business owners and employees can breathe a sigh of relief for the time being. Finance ministers did not reach an agreement on increasing CPP and QPP premiums, but it is clear that this threat is not going away.

Paying with credit costs consumers and small merchants more in the long run

Every time you pay with a credit card at your local restaurant, drycleaner, craft store, or other business, the credit card company takes a 2%-3% cut. For many small shops, this will wipe out their entire profit margin.

Shop Small Biz – It’s THE big thing

Canadian small and medium independent businesses have, for the first time, come together to speak directly to consumers through an online directory and deal finder made exclusively for them. Shop Small Biz is a made-in-Canada business directory that connects small businesses with thousands of potential customers.
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