Sask small biz optimism gains ground in August

According to the latest monthly Business Barometer® index, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan increased 1.5 points to an index of 65.0 in August from 63.5 in July, and remaining in line with the national index of 65.5.

CFIB pleased Province will waive penalties for flood-affected businesses

With over 79 Sask communities declaring local states of emergency and countless acres of farmland flooded, we know many entrepreneurs will find it challenging to meet their filing requirements. CFIB asked the Saskatchewan government to extend tax deadlines for flood affected businesses and we are pleased the Province has announced it will waive penalties for these businesses.

Anti-spam law confusing for small business

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), comes into force July 1st 2014, but a CFIB survey found that only 15% of small business owners are fully aware of CASL’s requirements, and 62% have taken no steps to comply.

How much will Sask’s new recycling regulations cost you?

Businesses that sell packaged goods or supply printed paper to Sask residents will be required to pay a fee to a company called Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) to cover the costs of recycling these materials. We don’t know the potential cost to you – so would you sign a blank cheque to MMSW?

No appetite for property tax hikes in 2015

We are concerned many Saskatchewan Municipalities may increase property taxes again in 2015. Help us tell municipal leaders to spend wisely and avoid a tax hike!
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