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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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