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Charlottetown shows its #SmallBizLove…And the winner is…

Charlottetown, July 8, 2015 – Charlottetown’s Hill Island Farm is one of four small businesses across the country feeling the love today as a co-winner of CFIB’s #SmallBizLove contest.

P.E.I. government delivers prudent, post-election budget

Charlottetown, June 19, 2015 – Charlottetown, June 19, 2015 – While the 2015-16 budget tabled today by the Government of Prince Edward Island shows that the province will remain in the red for another year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) was pleased to see significant restraint on the spending side of government’s ledger rather than tax hikes.

Business optimism in Prince Edward Island holds steady in May

May 28, 2015 – Business optimism in Prince Edward Island held steady for the second consecutive month—with its Barometer index holding at 69.4—second best among the provinces.

Lots of small business votes are still up for grabs

Charlottetown, May 1, 2015 – Charlottetown, May 1, 2015- The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released its final member poll in the lead up to the provincial election on May 4th and the results show that almost one-third of small business owners remain undecided about who they will cast their ballots for on Election Day.

Small businesses haven’t seen their priorities reflected in platforms

Charlottetown, April 24, 2015 – Charlottetown, April 24, 2015- While all parties have spoken about the importance of economic development, small businesses, who drive the P.E.I. economy, still don’t see themselves or their priorities adequately reflected in party platforms. According to a poll conducted this week by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), political parties are struggling to gain traction with small business owners in the province.

Small businesses want to be a priority in P.E.I. election

Charlottetown, April 16, 2015 – Charlottetown, April 16- With a provincial election underway in Prince Edward Island, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is sharing a small business election platform with all political parties. It outlines the issues facing small business and identifies ways to address concerns.

Island small business confidence leads Canada

Charlottetown, February 26, 2015 – Charlottetown, 26 February 2015– Business optimism in Prince Edward Island is now the highest we’ve seen since 2002. In February, the Barometer index climbed another three points to a nation-leading 72.4. Forty-seven per cent say their businesses are in good shape, versus the only 11 per cent who say they are in bad shape remains well above national norms.
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