Manitoba small biz confidence falls to 5 year low

Winnipeg, August 27, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its latest Business Barometer® index, which shows small business optimism in Manitoba fell to an index of 53.8 in August from an index of 58.2 in July. This index level is Manitoba’s worst performance since June 2010 and well below the province’s five year average (63.8) and the national average (56.7).

Manitoba’s Payroll Tax Burden Still Increasing 33 Years Later

For all Manitobans, July 1 is a bittersweet date. While we enjoy and celebrate Canada’s birthday, it’s also the unhappy anniversary of the province’s infamous PST increase. But that’s not the only tax hike entrepreneurs bemoan at this time of year. Since 1982, June 30th is the anniversary of an equally costly moment in Manitoba’s tax history: the creation of the “Payroll Tax”.

What Manitoba’s Decreasing Tax and Utility Competitiveness Means for your Family

According to the 2015 provincial budget, families now pay up to $3,285 more in provincial taxes and crown corporation utility fees in Manitoba compared to Saskatchewan.

Cutting municipal Red Tape for your business

You’ve told CFIB reducing red tape is one of the best ways to help you expand your business and create jobs. We’ve listened and are lobbying your local governments on simple, cost effective 4 point plan to make it easier to comply with regulations.

Entrepreneurs disappointed by 2015 broken promises provincial budget

Unfortunately for entrepreneurs, Manitoba’s 2015 Budget ignored your priorities and will do little to encourage small business growth and job creation. Here’s how the 2015 budget will impact your business.
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