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Understanding how to claim credits under Canada’s sales tax regimes will help you stay ahead of the game & boost your business’ bottom line.

📅On April 14th, @MNP_LLP will give you tips & best practices around registering, collecting, & reporting GST/HST: https://t.co/5ihigG5wNy https://t.co/5Oguw5cxo1

8 hours 48 minutes ago


This past year entrepreneurs, professionals, families & companies alike were forced to change the way they operate at the drop of a hat.

🗺️As we extend our Black History Month series, here are four coaches who can help you navigate these challenging times https://t.co/6PzUph6WtH https://t.co/fYCeN3mZj8

9 hours 7 minutes ago


📅Join @ExportDevCanada and @RBC on April 22 for the free workshop: “Indigenous Entrepreneurs: How to Access Funding to Scale Your Business” Don’t miss your chance to learn the keys to growing your Indigenous-led business! Register today: https://t.co/lB92iAEgY8 https://t.co/lTdLBkWA5w

12 hours 32 minutes ago


Are you a start-up tech company interested in defining a compensation strategy?

📅Join Julie Brisson from @CowanInsurance on April 20 for a one-hour workshop designed to look into the life cycle of start-ups & the possible benefits plan.

Register today: https://t.co/tp9M2xm8Md https://t.co/M4jQU4kv5j

1 day 4 hours ago


📅The Future of the Workplace Part 2: Building a Sustainable Workplace

Join @OttawaTech_CRE @AvisonYoung @zibiCanada @Dreamultd to learn how a sustainable workplace will enhance your employees experience in a post COVID environment.

Register today: https://t.co/0aL7MWtz46 https://t.co/W09WPS1oTp

1 day 8 hours ago


We’re proud to be a partner of @techtalentnorth, presented by @HRTechGroup, Canada’s conference about people and culture in tech on May 12-13.

🎟️The Early Bird deadline is April 15. Use the promo code IO20 to save 20%!
https://t.co/gv12B0IwiX https://t.co/b5lBb4j6GV

1 day 10 hours ago


Want the world to know about your growing business?

Nominate it for the third-annual @ROBmagca ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies! Deadline is May 31, 2021.

🔗https://t.co/YTTPmE4wcp #TopGrowing21 @globeandmail https://t.co/R1VlwT4M1n

2 days 1 hour ago


With many working from home, the 2020 tax season is going to be different than previous years. Our own @KaraEusebio sat down with tax, legal and HR experts from @MNP_LLP & @MDKPC to get the answers to some basic questions you might have. 💰

Learn more: https://t.co/fjxhJxzYE3.

2 days 11 hours ago


Have you registered yet?

David Bird of @Birdseyemktg is hosting a FREE webinar designed specifically for business owners who want to learn more about how Google Ads work, and how well it could work for them.

✍️Register today: https://t.co/0EV7IHbPdE @FedDevOntario https://t.co/xYH7mZPTWz

3 days 4 hours ago


Are you looking to learn more about @CowanInsurance’s TechLife Association Program and how it can work for you?

📅Techlife: Understanding Your Benefits Options for Growing and Scaling Tech Companies, happening on April 20th at 1:00PM

Register today: https://t.co/tp9M2xm8Md https://t.co/jBXy3W0jto

3 days 5 hours ago