Sask small biz optimism declines further in January; well below national average

According to the latest monthly Business Barometer® Index, optimism among small business owners in Saskatchewan fell slightly to an index of 55.1 in January, down from an index of 56.0 in December, and well below the national index of 63.5.

Sask maintains B” in national red tape report card

As part of our sixth annual Red Tape Awareness WeekTM, we released the CFIB’s annual Red Tape Report Card. Saskatchewan maintained a grade of “B” for its commitment to red tape accountability.

Small biz pleased changes made to flawed Sask recycling program; still more work to do

We welcome the Saskatchewan government’s decision to make some major adjustments to the new province wide Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP), which will address most of small business owners’ concerns about its costs and confusing reporting requirements. However, outstanding concerns remain including MMRP’s impact on franchise companies and chains.

Pushing your priorities for the 2015 Sask Budget

We recently presented our 2015-16 pre-budget recommendations to Hon. Ken Krawetz, Deputy Premier, and Minister of Finance. See CFIB’s key recommendations.

Ranking best & worst property tax gaps in Saskatchewan

CFIB's annual comparison of property taxes between Saskatchewan municipalities revealed mixed results for 2013. On average, commercial property owners paid 2.31 times the municipal property taxes of residential property owners.
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