CFIB Encourages Shopping At Small Businesses

Canadians are spending more at big box stores (60 per cent) and less time shopping at small businesses, says a survey by CFIB. This is despite nine in 10 Canadians saying they wish they could do more to support small businesses in their community. Therefore, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is encouraging Canadians to support small businesses by bringing back its #SmallBusinessEveryDay contest. The program allows consumers to go online and send a thank you message to a small business and potentially win a prize of almost $300,000. "With reopening finally, a reality in most parts of the country, we now have a big opportunity to show small businesses the love and support they desperately need," said Laura Jones, executive vice-president at CFIB.