Halifax , September 29, 2016
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer Index remained almost unchanged in September (61.6). Full-time hiring intentions improved somewhat with 19 per cent of owners planning to increase personnel versus 7 per cent expecting cutbacks.
July 28, 2016
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer Index dropped another three points in July to 58.5, which is close to levels seen in mid-2014.
July 19, 2016
In advance of the meeting of the Council of the Federation, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is asking the premiers to listen to small business and do proper consultation on any expansion of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
June 30, 2016
Nova Scotia’s small business optimism continued on its downwards path in June with its sixth consecutive drop. The Business Barometer Index dropped 10 points since December 2015 to reach 61.5 in June, just above the national average.
May 26, 2016
Nova Scotia’s small business optimism saw a little backslide in May to reach 63.9. While the current level of optimism is still above the national average and very positive for the province, it has been slowly eroding since the beginning of 2016.
May 11, 2016
Nova Scotia’s small businesses would be negatively impacted by a $15/hour minimum wage.
April 28, 2016
Nova Scotia’s small business optimism saw little change in April. The current Business Barometer® Index of 64.6 is the third strongest in the country, but there was a decrease of 1.2 per cent from March.
April 19, 2016
According to CFIB, small business owners across Nova Scotia will be pleased to see the provincial budget brought into balance however Nova Scotians will continue to live under some of the highest tax burdens in the country.
April 6, 2016
CFIB is concerned the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture is ignoring the Premier’s own legislation by imposing a lobster handling course on lobster processors and buyers.
March 31, 2016
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index has seen a third consecutive decrease since December 2015, reaching 65.8 in March. Despite the decrease, Nova Scotia businesses remain the most optimistic in the country.
February 22, 2016
A new research report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) shows small business owners in Nova Scotia are not only concerned with increasing power rates but also the lack of rate stability.
January 28, 2016
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index suffered a two-point downward correction since December 2015 and reached 69.0 in January—but it remains the country’s most optimistic region by far.
January 22, 2016
To close out Red Tape Awareness Week™, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announced this morning that Nova Scotia Premier, Stephen McNeil, has received an Honourable Mention Golden Scissors Award.
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, grading the provinces and territories on their commitment to red tape accountability. The report card looks at measurement, public reporting and political leadership.
January 18, 2016
January 18th to 22nd Highlights the Impact of Red Tape on Small Business.
January 5, 2016
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index gained more than three full points to reach 71.0 – making it the most optimistic province currently.
January 5, 2016
If you live in Nova Scotia, the new year means that you just fell further behind your fellow Canadians in terms of how much personal income tax you pay.