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Two-thirds of small business owners close to burnout, despite pandemic restrictions easing

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By Kevin Gallagher

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    May 6, 2022 (CTV Network) — After more than two years of rolling COVID-19 lockdowns, capacity restrictions, and supply chain disruptions, half of small business owners report difficulty coping with mental health challenges. The data, released by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Nexim Canada, shows 66 per cent of small business owners are close to burning out, and report seeing a rise in mental health issues among their employees too. “For many small business owners it’s layered on with the fact they had to deal with closures. They’re not always sure how they’re going to get their next payroll together?” said Corinne Pohlmann, senior vice-president of National Affairs and Partnerships at CFIB. “If they’re going to find the employees that they need to get their business back up and running?” Employers surveyed say…

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