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Ranking Atlantic Canada’s entrepreneurial friendly communities: Where does your community

October 18, 2016
Our 2016 Entrepreneurial Communities report uses 14 indicators to determine which communities offer the best entrepreneurial environment while giving insight into what’s working and what can be improved to assist small- and medium-sized businesses like yours.

Business optimisms cools in September

September 29, 2016
Optimism among New Brunswick's small businesses has cooled off slightly in September. Its Business Barometer Index dropped almost four points to 59.2—in line with the national average.

Short-term hiring plans remain positive but trending down.

August 25, 2016
Short-term hiring plans are positive but not by much with 16 per cent of business owners planning to hire full-time staff and 9 per cent expecting to cut staffing. Almost half of respondents (52 per cent) characterize their firms in good shape and only 12 per cent see them in poor shape. Optimism in New Brunswick remained virtually unchanged in August with a Business Barometer Index of 63.0.
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