Canadian health sector businesses struggling to survive

88 per cent are concerned PPE will become a significant expense for their business while almost half (49 per cent) are worried about accessing PPE

Canadian health sector businesses struggling to surviveMost Canadian small businesses in the health sector are worried about their financial wellbeing and are expressing concerns about accessing PPE (personal protective equipment), according to new research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). “Small businesses in the health services sector are struggling with the costs to follow hospital grade operational guidelines without…

58% of Canadian businesses are now fully open: CFIB

23 per cent are making normal sales for this time of year and 34 per cent are back to normal staffing levels, says the national organization

58% of Canadian businesses are now fully open: CFIBThe Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said on Tuesday that its weekly small business recovery dashboard saw a slight improvement since its launch last week as part of the #SmallBusinessEveryDay campaign, which will run through the fall.  Fifty-eight per cent of businesses are fully open (compared to 53 per cent last week), 23 per…

Alberta launches relaunch grant for struggling businesses

Relief from the grant for businesses and non-profits can be used to offset the costs they are facing as they reopen their doors

Alberta launches relaunch grant for struggling businessesThe Alberta government is launching on Monday its Small and Medium Enterprise Relaunch Grant which offers financial assistance to Alberta businesses, cooperatives, and non-profit organizations that faced restrictions or closures from public health orders, and experienced a revenue loss of at least 50 per cent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible job creators can apply…

Battered small businesses need help with looming bills

Rent is due on Wednesday with many still not able to access any rent relief and the existing relief program not covering rent beyond June

Battered small businesses need help with looming billsGST/HST payments that had been deferred to June 30 are coming  and many small businesses are worried that costly penalties and interest will start accumulating on amounts they can't yet afford to pay, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Adding to the high anxiety around cash flow, rent is due on Wednesday with many…
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