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BC small business confidence grows in April

Vancouver, April 28, 2016 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism increased 2.9 points in April to 65.4.

United States interested in Canada’s red tape lessons

Vancouver/Toronto, April 20, 2016 – CFIB invited to Washington to share success in encouraging governments to cut red tape

Banked sick days costing governments in BC millions

Vancouver, April 5, 2016 – The practice of government employees “banking” sick days is costing the provincial government $399 million, Vancouver $35 million, and Victoria $7 million, according to the latest research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Small business confidence sees small rebound in March

March 31, 2016
According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism increased 1.4 points in March to 62.5.

2016 budget breaks election promise to small business

Vancouver, March 22, 2016 – In reacting to the 2016 federal budget presented today, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is deeply troubled that the federal government broke an election commitment to middle class small business owners across the country.

Fraud cost small businesses $6,200 last year

Vancouver, March 17, 2016 – Fraud is a major threat to the Canadian small business community, hitting victimized small businesses an average of $6,200 in financial costs in the past year, according to a groundbreaking new new Canadian Federation of independent Business (CFIB) report.

Four in 10 small businesses don’t report fraud

Vancouver, March 9, 2016 – Forty-four per cent of small business owners who were defrauded in the past year did not report it, according to the latest research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

Stop paying government workers to retire early

Vancouver, March 3, 2016 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling for an end to the unfair and costly “bridge benefit” perk – a little known incentive for government workers who retire early.

Fraud hits one in five small businesses

Vancouver, March 2, 2016 – Fraudsters have scammed 20 per cent of Canadian small businesses in the past year. This alarming finding is contained in a first-of-its-kind report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

BC small business confidence on downward trend

Vancouver, February 25, 2016 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism dropped 1.7 points in February to 61.1.

BC small business confidence down to start 2016

Vancouver, January 28, 2016 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer survey results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), BC’s small business optimism dropped 3.1 points in January to 62.8.

Quebec ministers win national Golden Scissors Award

Vancouver, January 22, 2016 – To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced this morning that Quebec ministers Sam Hamad, and Jean-Denis Girard, are joint winners of the Golden Scissors award for leading and implementing measures to reduce red tape on small businesses.

Farmers continue to bear the brunt of red tape

Vancouver, January 21, 2016 – Government rules and paperwork continue to hit farmers even harder than other small business owners, according to survey data released today by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), on day four of Red Tape Awareness WeekTM.

Halifax ‘patio police’ win red tape crown for burdening small business

Vancouver, January 20, 2016 – On the third day of Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced the winners of its annual Paperweight Award, citing the worst examples of government agencies and departments at all levels that are holding back small businesses with misguided rules, hard-to-follow processes and bad customer service.

Canada’s red tape report card: BC best in country

Vancouver, January 19, 2016 – On day two of Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) issued its annual red tape report card. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.
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