Canada’s current account deficit narrows

The reduction reflected a lower deficit in trade in goods and services and was moderated by a lower surplus for investment income

Canada’s current account deficit narrowsCanada's current account deficit narrowed by $4.6 billion in the second quarter to $8.6 billion, reported Statistics Canada on Thursday. The federal agency said the reduction reflected a lower deficit in trade in goods and services and was moderated by a lower surplus for investment income. “In the financial account (unadjusted for seasonal variation), inflows…

Advice for entrepreneurs

Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, gives some advice to entrepreneurs who may be going through some tough times now due to the economic downturn

Five Questions with Mario Toneguzzi: Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, gives some advice to entrepreneurs who may be going through some tough times now due to the economic downturn. Be our Next Guest on Five Questions: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Immigration to Alberta has slowed due to the pandemic

The number of permanent residents admitted into Alberta from other countries over the second quarter of 2020 was down by 65 per cent (-8,130 people) compared to the same period last year

Immigration to Alberta has slowed due to the pandemicInternational immigration accounted for over half of Alberta’s population growth last year, but has been severely hampered by the pandemic, says a new report by ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team.  In its daily economic update, The Owl, the financial institution said the number of permanent residents admitted into Alberta from other countries over the…

Consumer confidence tumbles in August

Alberta had been recovering the fastest across regions so far, with the smallest gap (17.9 points) between its August index and its pre-pandemic index

Consumer confidence tumbles in AugustConsumer confidence in Canada tumbled in August as coronavirus cases were on the rise, according to a report released Wednesday by the Conference Board of Canada. The report said the Index of Consumer Confidence declined by 4.1 points to 78.4, reversing three consecutive months of increase. “This month’s decline pushed the index to 42.2 points…

Small business owners concerned about consumer spending

66 per cent of small businesses are fully open; 40 per cent are fully staffed; and only 28 per cent have resumed their normal sales levels

Small business owners concerned about consumer spending A survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business finds that 62 per cent of small business owners in the country fear reduced consumer spending is here to stay even after the COVID-19 crisis ends. The survey, which was released Wednesday, also found that a bigger concern for small business owners is the impact of…

Alberta launches new agency to attract foreign investment

Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the importance of attracting foreign investment to the province.

Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi: Tanya Fir, Alberta Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism, talks about the importance of attracting foreign investment to the province. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

The ideal franchisee for DMA Global

Doc Cassama, Vice President of Business Development for employment agency DMA Global, talks about  what the company looks for in an ideal franchisee.

On today’s episode of Five Questions with Mario Toneguzzi, Doc Cassama, Vice President of Business Development for employment agency DMA Global, talks about  what the company looks for in an ideal franchisee. Be our Next Guest on Five Questions: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube…

#3Things4Neighbours Campaign supporting community

Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, talks about the #3Things4Neighbours campaign he started.

On today's episode of Five Questions with Mario Toneguzzi, Usman Jutt, President of Chirp Foods, talks about the #3Things4Neighbours campaign he started. Be our Next Guest on Five Questions: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Vetsie makes veterinary telemedicine an easy process

Alex Chieng and Dr. Steve Boyer, co-founders of Vetsie, talk about the frontrunner in veterinary telemedicine and how their system works.

On today’s episode of Business Insider with Mario Toneguzzi, Alex Chieng and Dr. Steve Boyer, co-founders of Vetsie, talk about the frontrunner in veterinary telemedicine and how their system works. Be our Next Guest on Business Insider: Click on the icon below to book a call: Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our…

Growing anger among Canadian small business owners

CFIB estimates 158,000 small firms (one in seven) may close

Growing anger among Canadian small business ownersThere’s a growing anger on the part of Canadian business owners that they are slipping through the many cracks of government support programs and they’ve launched an online petition demanding changes. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is leading the initiative. “Small businesses have been battered by months of closures, reduced sales and new…
1 2 3 50