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What the budget means for small business


March 5, 2010
By Amanda Ryder

March 5, 2010 – The Conservative government unveiled the 2010 federal
budget yesterday. Here's a look at how the budget will affect small
business, according to business groups and media analysts.

March 5, 2010 – The Conservative government unveiled the 2010 federal
budget yesterday. Here's a look at how the budget will affect small
business, according to business groups and media analysts.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business reacts to the budget
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
is pleased to see some measures to tackle the deficit and recognize the
contribution of small business in growing the economy and creating jobs
but more could have been done. READ MORE

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Victory for retailers in 2010 Budget: RCC
There was good news for retailers in
yesterday's federal budget, which clearly addressed concerns voiced by
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) regarding the fees charged to merchants
for credit card acceptance and the imminent entry of Visa and
MasterCard into Canada's debit market.
The Retail Council of Canada reports. | READ MORE

Few targeted measures for small business

Canada's small and medium-sized businesses saw few targeted measures
for them in the budget as the federal government announced few new
spending or tax measures. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE

Canadian federal budget: What small businesses can expect

There were a number of items in the budget that will affect small
businesses such as frozen Employment Insurance premiums and a reduction
to red tape. Here is a quick look at what small businesses can expect
from the Canadian 2010 federal budget. CanadaOne.com reports. | READ MORE


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