Small business optimism steady in May

Business optimism in New Brunswick saw little change in May. The current level of 57.0 is slightly below the national average. Short term hiring plans improved slightly, with 20 per cent of business owners planning to hire full-time staff and 9 per cent expecting to cut numbers. Wage costs as well as tax and regulatory costs are—by far—the main cost constraints on small firms.

Workplace safety at your fingertips

WorkSafeNB launched a new smart phone app to help New Brunswickers better access workplace health and safety information.

Tips to help you stop scammers

Arm your business in the fight against fraud. Avoid common scams with our practical tips, webinars, and videos.

Soaring Power Rates Limit Small Business Growth

Members in Atlantic Canada tell us that energy costs, followed closely by tax and regulatory cost, are of top concern. As a result, we would like to present our research report that focuses on small business perspectives on power utilities and the cost of electricity in Atlantic Canada.

Spending: CFIB delivers strong message to Premier Gallant

Over the past year, CFIB members in New Brunswick have been signing Action Alerts to voice their deep concerns over the fiscal situation in the province. Small business owners want the provincial government to balance the books by reducing spending and the size of government.
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