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  • April 1, 2016
  • Written by Meridian Admin

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SMALL BUSINESS NEWS

2016 federal budget breaks election promises to small businesses

The federal government’s first budget contained a number of broken commitments to small- to-medium-sized business owners.

http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/article/8225-federal-budget-2016.html

 

Federal Liberals defend decision not to cut small business tax

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a tax break isn’t much good if the economy is weak, so the Liberals are focusing initially on jump-starting the economy through major spending initiatives in areas like infrastructure.

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/federal+liberals+defend+decision+small+business/11805081/story.html?__lsa=0518-8f42

 

Fraud Prevention Month: Groundbreaking report on fraud and small business

One out of every five small businesses is victimized by fraud, but at what cost? For the first time ever, CFIB has been able to put a price tag on scams, finding that small businesses impacted by fraud lost, on average, $6,200 to scammers in the last year.

http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/english/article/8146-fraud-a-big-threat-to-small-business.html

 

The Challenge Contest (Globe and Mail)

What could $100,000 cash do for your small business?

The contest asks small businesses across the country to share their biggest business challenge and explain how they would use the $100,000 cash prize to solve the problem.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/the-challenge/what-could-100000-cash-do-for-your-small-business/article29287968/