Business

Nearly half of all businesses now struggling with low sales says CFIB report

Small business confidence hit a lowpoint of 45.6 per cent in the November Business Barometer report put out by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Although numbers below 50 have occurred in the past few months, it has not been the case since the 2008/2009 and 2020 recessions. […]

Business

Big business and online giants cost majority of small business sales during the Black Friday shopping weekend

The American transplant Black Friday is coming to Canada again this weekend, and shoppers are reminded that a majority (65%) of small retail businesses expect to lose sales to big businesses and online giants. This from recent data by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). […]

Business

Business: 3 reasons you should have business insurance

Businesses are exposed to risks on a daily basis, such as customers injuring themselves, break-ins or theft, or being involved in a collision while making deliveries. If you are a small business owner, having the right insurance coverage can bring peace of mind that you are covered in unexpected situations. […]

Business

Dairy Queen Locations in Northern Alberta Raise $10 Million for Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Dairy Queen (DQ) Canada announced the successful culmination of efforts from their locations across northern Alberta, resulting in $10 million raised for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. These funds, which provide care to sick and injured children and their families, are channelled through the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. […]

Business

Chamber picks its award winners for this year

The annual Morinville & District Chamber of Commerce Gala took place on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Morinville Community Cultural Centre with an Around the World theme and the largest roster of nominees in recent history. […]

Business

CEBA Forgivable Deadline Looms: Small Businesses Seek Government Clarification and Extension

In a recent press release, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has raised concerns over the approaching deadline for small businesses to repay Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans, emphasizing that many businesses may be under a mistaken impression about the deadline extension. […]

Business

CFIB’s #SmallBusinessEveryDay Big Thank You Contest Returns for its Fourth Year

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched its annual #SmallBusinessEveryDay Big Thank You contest once again, marking its fourth year. This contest celebrates the spirit of local, independent businesses across the country, encouraging Canadians to express their support for these vital establishments. […]