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Minimum wage increase

December 11, 2014 – Following the announcement by the Labour Minister, Mr. Sam Hamad, concerning the minimum wage increase, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) notes that this increase shows some stability compared to last year.
 

Big news for small business: first-ever credit card fee reduction announced

Visa and MasterCard have announced the first-ever reduction in the interchange fees that small business owners pay to accept credit cards. CFIB and its members played a key part in this announcement.
 

Entrepreneurial Communities: Canada’s top places to start and grow businesses in 2014

CFIB has found entrepreneurial characteristics to be strongest in Canada’s prairie cities and the urban areas that ring large urban cores.
 

Big breakthrough on payroll taxes: Small Business Job Credit announced

CFIB joined federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver to announce the creation of the Small Business Job Credit (SBJC), a credit that will result in a 15% net reduction in EI premiums paid by small businesses over the next two years.
 

Business Barometer®: confidence among small biz takes a dip

Small business optimism slipped back in November, erasing most of the strong gains noted in the previous month. CFIB’s latest Business Barometer® Index fell almost two points for the month, down to 65.9. Despite the decline, though, the latest reading is the third-best seen so far in 2014.
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