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Financial Literacy Month: Vubiz, CFIB, M is for Money™ partner to offer financial elearning experience to kids

November 15, 2016 – Are we teaching our children the lessons that will help them grow into healthy, prosperous and happy adults? To mark Financial Literacy Month, Vubiz has partnered with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Teresa Cascioli, award-winning entrepreneur and author of the M is for Money books, to launch a ground-breaking series of online lessons focused on financial literacy and business skills…for kids.

New Halifax Tax Tool Not a Magic Wand

Halifax , November 1, 2016 – New Halifax Tax Tool Not a Magic Wand
 

NS confidence continues to climb as the temperature drops

October 27, 2016
Optimism among Nova Scotia's small businesses gained four points in October (65.5)—its index is tied with BC’s for the second highest score across the country. Full-time hiring intentions are in neutral, with equal share of owners planning to hire as to lay off (16 per cent). The share of business owners saying their firms are in good shape has increased also in October, to 44 per cent, while only 8 per cent say they are in bad shape.
 

NS confidence continues to climb as the temperature drops

October 27, 2016
Optimism among Nova Scotia's small businesses gained four points in October (65.5)—its index is tied with BC’s for the second highest score across the country. Full-time hiring intentions are in neutral, with equal share of owners planning to hire as to lay off (16 per cent). The share of business owners saying their firms are in good shape has increased also in October, to 44 per cent, while only 8 per cent say they are in bad shape.

Beyond the big idea – redefining innovation to include small business

Halifax , October 19, 2016 – Innovation is a key driver of economic growth, but there is a need to reframe the thinking around what defines innovation, why it’s important and how small- and medium-sized businesses fit into this conversation.

Kentville, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial Community

Halifax , October 17, 2016 – Entrepreneurial Communities shows some NS communities making gains, while NL municipalities struggle

Nova Scotia’s small business optimism maintains recent gain

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.

Nova Scotia business optimism sags again despite some positive conditions

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.

Premier McNeil should follow British Columbia and Quebec's lead and consult on CPP Hike

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).

Nova Scotia’s small business optimism continues to erode

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.

Nova Scotia small business confidence slipping

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.

A $15/hour minimum wage is bad economics

May 11, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s small businesses would be negatively impacted by a $15/hour minimum wage.

Nova Scotia small business confidence remains strong

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.

CFIB gives NS 2016 budget a B- for balanced but burdensome

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.

Fisheries Minister at odds with Premier’s direction on regulation

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.

Nova Scotia continues to lead Canada in small business confidence

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.
 

Despite dip, Nova Scotia leading Canada in small business confidence

February 25, 2016 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index has seen a second consecutive multi-point drop since December 2015. Despite this decrease, Nova Scotia businesses remain the most optimistic in the country.

Soaring power rates limit small business growth in Nova Scotia

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.

Nova Scotia continues to lead Canada in small business confidence

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.

Premier McNeil earns honourable mention in national red tape reduction awards

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.

Red tape report card: Nova Scotia makes the most improvement

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.

Red Tape Awareness Week in Nova Scotia

January 18, 2016 – January 18th to 22nd Highlights the Impact of Red Tape on Small Business.

Nova Scotia records highest ranking since 2010

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.

Nova Scotians to Ring in 2016 with a Tax Hike

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.
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