• Business

    Ottawa announces support for Black entrepreneurs and business owners

    (REUTERS) The federal government says new financial supports for Black entrepreneurs and business owners is a first step in its plan to tackle systemic racism, while working to identify barriers to success. Ottawa says COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated existing systemic barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian banks, including up to $93 million from the Government of Canada over the next four years. The program is the first of its kind in Canada. Trudeau says the ideas and the ability to succeed are all there within the Black community, but access to funding remains an…

    Comments Off on Ottawa announces support for Black entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Business

    Majority of business owners support Trump over Biden: UBS

    The presidential election is the top concern of business owners — and most of them want President Trump to win another term in the White House, according to a new survey from UBS. More than half – 53{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} – of business owners surveyed said they support Trump, while 47{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} said they support former Vice President Joe Biden. The survey showed Washington is top of mind for business owners — 64{09c3c849cf64d23af04bfef51e68a1f749678453f0f72e4bb3c75fcb14e04d49} said the presidential election was their biggest concern, followed by politics, the national debt, COVID-19 and health care costs. Heading into the election, the economy is business owners’ top election concern, followed by COVID-19 management, job growth, health care and…

    Comments Off on Majority of business owners support Trump over Biden: UBS