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Businesses at high risk in pandemic’s final days as subsidies fade, reopening delayed

June 1, 2021 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

HALIFAX – Lisa Drader-Murphy opened her first store in 1997 with $250 in the bank. Over more than two decades, the Canadian fashion designer built her luxury clothing brand debt-free by reinvesting her earnings back into the business. “I was

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Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

April 13, 2021 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — A group representing thousands of the country’s small businesses says many hope the Trudeau Liberals heed their concerns and reshape aid in the upcoming federal budget to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Federation of Independent

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How your business clients feel about Canada’s chances for economic recovery

March 25, 2021 by Adam Malik

The size of your commercial client appears to influence their optimism about the future as Canada’s vaccination program starts to roll out, a trio of recent reports suggests. Bigger commercial clients are feeling a sense of optimism when looking ahead,

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Nearly two-thirds of small businesses would use rapid testing of employees: survey

February 19, 2021 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Nearly two-thirds of Canadian small businesses would consider using rapid testing to screen employees if it would help their business to stay open, says a recent survey. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says 63 per cent would

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CFIB raises estimate of small businesses at risk of closing permanently

January 22, 2021 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – More than 200,000 Canadian businesses could close permanently during the COVID-19 crisis, throwing millions of people out of work as the resurgence of the virus worsens across much of the country, according to new research. The Canadian Federation

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Canadian small businesses ask insurers for more relief

November 11, 2020 by Adam Malik

With commercial insurance premiums on the rise in a number of business classes, and some unable to even find an insurer, a national association representing Canadian small businesses is calling on insurers and provincial governments to do more to ensure

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Your list of business clients is at risk of shrinking: CPA Canada chief economist

October 16, 2020 by Adam Malik

The longer the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, the longer businesses will struggle and the risk that they close their doors for good, an economist is warning, and that spells bad news for the insurance industry. Canada is navigating through a

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Commercial clients that may take the longest to recover from the pandemic

September 23, 2020 by Adam Malik

After early hopes that brokers and insurers might be able to sell more commercial premium early next year as small businesses activity normalizes, a new report finds that it may be upwards of a year-and-a-half on average for a return