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Workers’ compensation boards have $6.8 billion more employer money than they need

Vancouver, November 1, 2017 – BC’s system one of the most over-funded; refund would help smaller firms mitigate impact of other aggressive federal and provincial policy changes

Optimism rises for BC small business owners

Vancouver, October 26, 2017 – The latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveal British Columbia’s small business optimism increased 2.0 points in October to 61.9.
 

Broken arbitration system driving municipal spending

October 25, 2017 – With one year to go until municipal elections in the fall of 2018, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released its annual BC Municipal Spending Watch report today, showing that local government operating spending outpaced population growth nearly four-fold between 2005 and 2015.

BC small business optimism falls for third straight month

Vancouver, September 28, 2017 – VANCOUVER The latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveal British Columbia’s small business optimism fell 3.4 points in September to 59.9.

BC small business optimism continues to fall in August

Vancouver, August 31, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism fell 2.6 points in August to 63.3.

BC small business optimism falls in July

Vancouver, July 27, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism fell 3.6 points in July to 65.9.

Small business welcomes new provincial cabinet, appeals for policy support

Vancouver, July 19, 2017 – Vancouver, July 19, 2017 – On behalf of 10,000 independent businesses in BC, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) today congratulated Premier John Horgan and his newly sworn in cabinet, and called on the new government ensure any new policies are looked at through the lens of a small business owner.

BC small business optimism stays steady in June

Vancouver, June 29, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism stayed steady in June, rising 0.1 points to 69.5.

Entrepreneurs worried about impact of BC election results

Vancouver, June 21, 2017 – VANCOUVER, June 21, 2017 – With the BC Throne Speech set for tomorrow, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released new survey results. The results show a strong majority of BC’s entrepreneurs are concerned the election outcome will hurt their business, and are skeptical the parties will work together to support BC’s small businesses.

Media Statement: CFIB challenges parties to put policy ahead of politics

Vancouver, May 24, 2017 – Following yesterday’s announcement of the final BC election results, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates all newly-elected MLAs. CFIB now challenges the political parties to make sure they look at all new policies through the lens of a small business owner.

BC small business optimism continues to grow in May

Vancouver, May 24, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism rose 2.3 points in May to 69.4.

BC small business optimism continues rebound in April

Vancouver, April 27, 2017 – VANCOUVER, April 27, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism was up 2.2 points in April to 67.1.

BC Small Business Confidence Rebounds in March

Vancouver, March 30, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism was up 1.2 points in March to 64.9.

Forty per cent of BC small business owners are undecided

Vancouver, March 17, 2017 – With the election less than two months away, a large portion of small business owners remain unsure who they will vote for and say there is more effort needed by party leaders to support small business in order to win their vote. Over the past months, CFIB has conducted two pre-election surveys of its members to get the perspective of small businesses in BC.

BC small business confidence slips in February

Vancouver, February 23, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism was down 1.5 points in February to 63.7.

Small business welcome tax relief in 2017 Budget

February 21, 2017
Today’s BC budget brought some good news for small businesses. The government balanced the budget, began phasing out the PST on electricity costs, reduced Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums, and lowered the small business tax rate from 2.5 to 2 per cent. In all, the budget brings over $100 million annual tax savings for small businesses across British Columbia.

BC small business confidence inches down in January

Vancouver, January 26, 2017 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism was down 4.3 points in January to 65.2.
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