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

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…

#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

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…

Nearly 60% of small businesses planning to rehire

According to Wagepoint research, layoffs in March represented 60 per cent of layoffs this year, but by the end of June, 55 per cent of those employees had been rehired, an upward trend that continued into July

Nearly 60% of small businesses planning to rehireA new survey conducted by Wagepoint, creators of online small business payroll software, finds that 58 per cent of small businesses that laid off staff due to COVID-19 are now planning to rehire in the next three months. "Small businesses employ more Canadians than any other part of our economy. So, when they got hit…

82% of Canadians concerned about small business future

CFIB's research shows that Canada may lose 158,000 small businesses before the end of the pandemic

82% of Canadians concerned about small business futureA new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business indicates 82 per cent of Canadians are worried that their favourite local businesses will close down. The new public opinion research, conducted by Maru/Matchbox, also found that 69 per cent are concerned the economy is not recovering fast enough; 76 per cent believe we need…

How to get through challenging times like today

Jamie Sale, a motivational coach and speaker with Jamie Sale International, and a former Olympic gold medalist in figure skating, talks about getting through tough times

On today's episode of It's Your Business with Mario Toneguzzi, Jamie Sale, a motivational coach and speaker with Jamie Sale International, and a former Olympic gold medalist in figure skating, talks about getting through tough times. Click on the icon below to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

Very few small business owners using rent assistance program

"It’s not working for anyone—tenants or landlords—yet no major changes have been made to the program since it was announced, beyond an extension to July and August."

Very few small business owners using rent assistance programThe majority of Canadian small businesses are taking advantage of the support offered by the federal government through the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and Canada Emergency Business Account programs. But only 15 per cent of small business tenants have used the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program, said the Canadian Federation of Independent Business in…

Small uptick in small business confidence

But only 11 per cent of Alberta business owners say their business is in a good state, compared to 48 per cent who say their business is in bad shape

Small uptick in small business confidenceSmall business outlook for the next 12 months is on the mend, but other measures of business health remain far below historic norms, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)’s Business Barometer.  In Canada, the index rose by 6.7 points in July to 61.3 while in Alberta it moved up 2.4 points to…
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