September 1, 2015
As new Statistics Canada data confirms that job vacancies remain stubbornly high despite persistent unemployment levels, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is releasing new data on what’s on the minds of small business owners when they look to hire.
August 31, 2015
The construction season is in full swing with an abundance of activity underway in Halifax. While development and infrastructure renewal is positive, small businesses are more and more becoming collateral damage in the process.
August 27, 2015
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Business Barometer® Index is stable in August, registering 65.7—second highest in the country.
July 17, 2015
The provincial premiers approved an important agreement yesterday in Newfoundland and Labrador that will permit apprentices to have mobility between the provinces.
Halifax , June 29, 2015
Halifax, June 29, 2015 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is applauding the Council of Atlantic Premiers for taking steps to eliminate red tape and improve labour mobility in the Atlantic region.
Halifax , June 25, 2015
HRM’s Transportation Standing Committee received a staff report on construction mitigation that did nothing to address the concerns of small business in Halifax Regional Municipality.
Halifax , June 25, 2015
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index showed a modest upturn in June, rising to 65.6—one of the best results from the past four years. Short-term employment plans continue to excel, with 28 per cent of owners planning to add full-time staff—a post-recession high.
April 30, 2015
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer Index fell for the second consecutive month in April, but at 63.3, it remains better than that recorded in all of 2014 and late 2013.
April 28, 2015
Positive steps for small business but still lots of work ahead on size of city hall and taxes.
April 9, 2015
Finance Minister Diana Whalen delivered a budget which set a path for economic growth but there is still a lot of work to do getting public spending under control.
Halifax , March 24, 2015
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is applauding the creation of a new joint Regulatory and Service Effectiveness Office by the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Premiers of both provinces announced the move at Armour Transportation Systems in Burnside, saying the move is designed to "create a modern, consistent and fair regulatory environment driven by high-quality, client-focused service."
January 5, 2015
Small business confidence took a big hit across the country in December while optimism in Nova Scotia continued to slide slightly.