The Dufferin Board of Trade offers many educational and networking opportunities to help you build your business skills, increase your connections, and gain exposure for your business.

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February 2019

Tax Seminar with Canada Revenue Agency

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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A representative of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will explain common tax errors and how to avoid them. Participants will be shown how to use financial benchmarks for relevant industries and learn best practices for staying on top of their finances and maintaining a healthy relationship with the CRA. This session offers an excellent opportunity to speak directly to a CRA representative and to ask any questions concerning business tax issues.

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Table Talk: Does your customer service SUCK?!?

February 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Edge, 205467 County Rd 109
Orangeville, ON Canada
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  Join the Dufferin Women in Business for networking, table discussions & light lunch. The best way to connect with others is to talk. Join us for this interactive session where we will pose questions to the group to discuss. Get meaningful insight from your peers. Wed., Feb 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm The Edge  

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Key Tools for Successful Online Marketing

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alder Street Recreation Centre, 275 Alder Street
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 5H6 Canada
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$15

An effective content marketing strategy focuses on creating valuable, relevant and consistent content for your customers. Search engine optimization (SEO) and social media are two key tools that can help your business distribute content while engaging with your audience and building your brand. But how do you know if it’s working? Kellie Anderson, Digital Marketing Specialist at Treefrog Inc. will explain why content should be the focus of your digital marketing strategy. She will share insights to help you enhance…

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Industry Lunch

February 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Best Western PLUS Inn & Suites, 7 Buena Vista Drive
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 0A2 Canada
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    Join Dufferin and area's business and political leaders for the annual Industry Luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker Korey Jarvis - Sponsored by RBC. Korey started wrestling at age 14. At this time he moved to Guelph from his hometown of Elliot Lake to pursue both his sport and welding. Adding to his wealth of accomplishments, Korey is the recipient of Guelph’s 40 Under 40 award (2016) and is the proud father of a beautiful five-year-old girl.     Pinnacle Sponsor Keynote…

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Tax Planning for Small Business

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Alder Street Recreation Centre, 275 Alder Street
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 5H6 Canada
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$15

Rescheduled due to inclement weather on February 12. Gerry Hogenhout of Hogenhout and Associates will discuss taxes from an entrepreneur's perspective. This session will complement the information presented in the CRA seminar (February 7) by providing valuable tips and essential rules for operating a small business. Discover ways to successfully navigate your business through the tax system. Gain relevant information about home office deductions, effective tax deferral techniques, the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating your business, and much more.

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March 2019

RLB: Human Resources Legislative Update

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monora Park Pavilion, 500 Monora Park Drive
Mono, ON Canada
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Free

How will changing legislation affect your small business?   There has been many recent changes to the Employment Standards Act as a result of Bill 47 - Making Ontario Open for Business, and the legalization of cannabis in October 2018.  Topics of the day will include minimum wage, revised sick & family leave, scheduling, equal pay for equal work, the three hour rule, and much more.  We will review these changes and help decipher what you need to do to…

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HST for Small Business

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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Free

A specialist from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will present a general overview of how the HST impacts business operations and provide owners with information on their responsibilities with respect to the tax. Topics covered will include input tax credits, filing and reporting, collecting HST, Place of Supply rules, HST return and payment options, Point-of-Sale rebates, quick methods of accounting, and E-service options.

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Dufferin Women in Business – Like Attracts Like

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Community Living Dufferin, 065371 County Road 3
East Garafraxa, ON Canada
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Selling Food in Ontario

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, 6 Northmen Way
Orangeville, Ontario L9W 3B2 Canada
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$15

In this resource-packed session, a panel of experts will provide current information about food business regulations and supports available to entrepreneurs in the Agri-food sector. Whether you are just starting your food business or planning to expand, this session has comprehensive advice to help you succeed. Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health will be on hand to explain how to ensure you are meeting safety standards and provide guidance on pricing,…

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Community Resource Fair

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Orangeville District Secondary School, 22 Faulkner St
Orangeville, ON L9W 2G7 Canada
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Community Resource Fair for students, self-advocates, parents/caregivers and families in Orangeville/Dufferin County with developmental disabilities Orangeville & Dufferin County Community Resource Fair (Cafeteria) Ministry Funded Developmental Service Agencies Private Day Programs Community Supports and Services Employment and Volunteer Agencies Camps, Sport, Recreations and Respite Facilities Legal, Financial and Investment Consultants

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