Canadian small businesses want quality employees that stay off Facebook

According to a survey of small Canadian businesses by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), employers are having hard time finding quality employees that will stay off Facebook during work hours –

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

CASL destined to be challenged on grounds it violates Charter rights: lawyers

Canada's regulations to limit unwanted email messages from businesses have been four years in the making, but if organizations representing the business community get their way, it could unravel much faster than that.

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Facebook Canada reaches out to small business by teaching them to market

Facebook Canada is reaching out to the small business crowd through a new program called Grand for Good – with the first trial run happening in Toronto. Running from September to November, Grand

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Candice So

CFIB releases its naughty and nice list for 2012

What's been naughty and what's been nice for Canada's small businesses this year? That's what their lobby group the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) looks at it it's best or worst for

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Tax man starts answering questions online

The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has extended its My Business Account online service to allow business owners to ask questions and have them answered, federal ministers announced in Toronto yesterday.Minister of National Revenue

Published on: April 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 4, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. A Toronto entrepreneur is ready to expand his Internet startup, small businesses are responding well to the federal budget, and

Published on: April 4th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Federal budget diverts research funding to commercial innovation

The Conservative government has earmarked a sizeable amount of money in the federal budget for new technology research and development but is also shifting its focus to commercialization of existing tech companies.The move

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Head of ‘costly and cumbersome’ e-waste program quits

The head of Ontario's e-waste program has left the heavily scrutinizedagency for another job, a move that could give the program a cleanslate to make much needed changes, critics say. Carol Hochu has

Published on: January 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Small business confidence deserves closer analysis

by Shane Schick When things look bleak, we tend to say that “no news is good news.” When things start looking up, on the other hand, good news is sometimes treated as if

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Shane Shick

Deja vu: Federal budget seeks to cut red tape for small business

Small businesses will get some help cutting through red tape via government-funded Web tools, but will have to say goodbye to the recession-era 100 per cent capital cost allowances on IT investments, as

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson