Recovery efforts for small businesses are continuing to go a bit slower than anticipated.
That’s according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which states only a third of Manitoba businesses are back to normal sales for this time of year and less than half are fully staffed.
Kathleen Cook, senior policy analyst for the CFIB, adds staffing shortages are something a number of businesses in northern communities continue to contend with.
As a way to assist small businesses, particularly in the retail sector, the CFIB is commemorating Small Business Saturday this weekend, coinciding with the Black Friday weekend.
People are encouraged to shop local this weekend, and have an opportunity to win cash prizes. Visit smallbusinesseveryday.ca to enter or for more information.
Hear the full interview on Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 this afternoon for more on Small Business Saturday.