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Small business confidence still going strong in B.C.

May 28, 2015
British Columbia’s small business confidence remains the strongest in the country at 73.5. The May results now have B.C. head and shoulders above both the national average and other western provinces.

B.C. small business confidence still strongest in Canada

April 30, 2015
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), British Columbia’s small business confidence remains the strongest in the country.

Entrepreneurs in B.C. most positive in the country

Vancouver, March 26, 2015 – The results of the latest monthly Business Barometer survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) show British Columbia’s small businesses once again lead the country in optimism, with its Barometer index climbing back above 70 in March. As a result, entrepreneurs in the province are now the most optimistic in the country about the future of the economy and the performance of their business.

Public sector workers earn more, work less

Vancouver, March 23, 2015 – If you work in the private sector, you’re making up to $8,150 less per year, and working up to six hours more each week, than someone doing the same job for the government. This is one of several key findings from the latest Wage Watch report released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Small biz worry mayors would hike TransLink tax

Vancouver, March 2, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released another round of results from a survey asking business owners in the Metro Vancouver about the proposal by the Mayor’s Council to add a half point to the PST in the region to fund additional transportation spending by TransLink.

B.C. small business confidence cools off in February

Vancouver, February 26, 2015 – According to the results of the latest monthly Business Barometer survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), confidence among small business owners in B.C. dipped in February by 2.6 points to 69.1, the first time it has dropped below 70 points since the fall of 2013.

Small business overwhelmingly reject TransLink Tax

Vancouver/Victoria, February 12, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today released the initial results of a survey of business owners in Metro Vancouver about the Mayors’ Council proposal to add 0.5% to the PST in the region to fund transportation improvements.

CFIB president in Vancouver to talk labour shortage, TFWs, immigration

January 21, 2015
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) president Dan Kelly will be in Vancouver tomorrow (January 22nd) to meet with small business owners and promote CFIB’s new proposal to address the shortage of labour through a replacement to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).
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