Yahoo! Finance: Small businesses face triple threat of inflation, recession and looming pandemic loan deadline
The cost of doing business has gotten more expensive, with everything from wages, materials and debt repayment to overhead expenses now pricier than before the pandemic. At the same time, companies are still trying to recover from lost sales from COVID-19 restrictions.
The Globe and Mail: Agreement between Treasury Board and public service workers shows working from home is here to stay
In 2016, about 4 per cent of Canadian workers worked from home. In the third quarter of last year, according to a Canadian Chamber of Commerce survey, more than a third of all workers spent at least part of the week at home.
Ottawa Business Journal: Strong sales but lower profits for many local businesses, retail reports suggest
Strong consumer spending patterns across Canada and particularly in Ottawa seem promising, but the data show only part of the picture, experts agree.