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Nova Scotia Small Business Confidence Remains Strong

November 26, 2015
Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index remained very strong at and relatively unchanged from October at 67.6 and the second highest in the country.

No Tax Solutions for HRM Small Business

November 10, 2015 – Halifax, November 10, 2015 – Last April, HRM Council asked HRM staff to present options by October to ensure changes can be made for small businesses in the municipality for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

CFIB Applauds Maritime Premiers Enterprising Action on Red Tape

November 9, 2015 – Halifax, November 9, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is commending the three Maritime Premiers for ambitious action to tackle red tape and inter-provincial trade barriers.

Nova Scotia leads Canada in Small Business Confidence

October 29, 2015 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index reached its highest level since 2010 at 68.0 and, for the second consecutive month, the highest in the country.

CFIB Reveals Top Entrepreneurial Communities for 2015

October 20, 2015 – In the lead-up to Canada's Small Business Saturday on October 24th, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) unveiled its list of the best and worst places to start and grow a business for 2015.

October 24th is Small Business Saturday

October 19, 2015 – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) asks Canadians to celebrate the invaluable contributions of small businesses in their communities, by shopping small on Small Business Saturday this October 24th.

Nova Scotia business confidence highest in Canada

September 24, 2015 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer index decreased slightly in September but at 63.7, it is the highest in the country.

New Recycling Tax and Regulations on Hold ... For Now

September 2, 2015 – Nova Scotia Environment Minister, the Honourable Andrew Younger, has met with CFIB to say that the government has decided to “pause” implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in Nova Scotia.

Finding new employees tough: small businesses

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.

Construction mitigation policy needed now

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.

NS business confidence second highest in Canada

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.

Nova Scotia Business Confidence Still Strong

July 30, 2015 – Nova Scotia’s Business Barometer® Index slipped a little in July, but at 63.7 it remains third-best in the country.

CFIB applauds Premier McNeil’s work on labour mobility

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.

Atlantic Premiers Start Unravelling Red Tape

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.

Nova Scotia business confidence highest in four years

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.

Construction mitigation kicked down the road

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.

Nova Scotia business optimism slipping, but stronger than national average

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.

CFIB give Halifax Budget a B-

April 28, 2015 – Positive steps for small business but still lots of work ahead on size of city hall and taxes.

Nova Scotia Budget: Small Business will benefit from structural changes

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.

CFIB Applauds New NS-NB Red Tape Reduction Plan

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."

Atlantic business attitudes mixed over oil price drop

January 5, 2015 – Small business confidence took a big hit across the country in December while optimism in Nova Scotia continued to slide slightly.
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