Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks:
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.
January 14, 2014 | Ned Devine's, Milton | Meetup #51
Richard Weber of Weber, CA, Tax and Accounting and Grant Buchan-Terrell, JD, Business Lawyer, know independent contractors (“ICs”) are key to and commonplace in the IT sector. ICs reduce employers’ wage, administration and termination costs, and individuals realize greater tax relief through business deductions and, therefore, increase their after-tax compensation.
However, the independent contract vs. employee distinction is an area of considerable scrutiny by CRA. The seminar will touch on themes such as can CRA overrule a well-drawn contract and which party suffers if an IC is deemed to be an employee for tax purposes.
Richard and Grant will highlight the biggest pitfalls if your IC structure is successfully overturned by CRA, and they will offer tax and legal tips to minimize your risks either as i) the employer or ii) the individual in question.
Richard is a CPA, CA who has extensive tax expertise as a result of practising tax exclusively since 1996. He has been a trusted tax advisor to numerous entrepreneurs at various stages of their business. Richard was formerly a tax partner at a mid-size accounting firm before he established his own tax and accounting firm in Oakville in 2012. Due to his varied and specialized tax knowledge, other local accounting firms often engage Richard to assist with complex tax matters for their clients. Richard focuses on corporate reorganizations, the purchase or sale of a business and tax planning for business owners.
Grant is a seasoned business lawyer, and an early and active member of Silicon Halton. He enjoys assisting many entrepreneur members to grow their business and protect their assets. Grant focuses on startups, buying or selling a business, financings and shareholder/partner dispute resolution. He provides the kind of “general counsel” expertise that is needed by emerging business, but which is not otherwise affordable in the early years.
Topic: Playing the Independent Contractor Shuffle
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track: Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2013 @ 7pm
Location: Ned Devine's, Milton
How much it costs: Nothing but your time.
Pre-Event Q&A Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the organizers and facilitator in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.
Pre-Event Q&ASilicon Halton members can participate in a pre & post-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.
How to registerMeetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. Registering helps us with forecasting headcount when we work with the venue.
Dec 19, 2013 | Burlington HiVE | SoloP2P #30
This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.
The Solo Peer2Peer group meets on the third Thursday of the month, for 90min starting at 8:30am.
Learn more about the SoloP2P here.
Dec 19, 2013 8am - 6pm | Burlington HiVE | Drop in anytime | FREE Parking
Join fellow members at the first Silicon Halton Day at the new coworking space in Downtown Burlington, the Burlington HiVE.
Our ideas are products of our environment. They are influenced by the conversations around us.
Clive Thompson, Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine
If you’ve experienced the favourable collisions that regularly occur during the short span of a Silicon Halton meetup, imagine the possibilities during a full day? Collisions are the probable introductions to other local tech businesses or professionals or ancillary tech services. These collisions routinely produce economic and/or professional growth. Can you afford not to come?
Thursday December 21 is our second Silicon Halton Day at The HiVE. Come prepared to do your work. This is not an 8 hour business networking event. Other than the SoloP2P group regular meeting at 8:30am, there are no other planned structured activities during the day.
The time you spend at The HiVE is your decision. Come for an hour, the morning or afternoon, or all day. Come in, find a desk, get to work.
When: Thursday Dec 19, 2013. Open from 8am - 6pm
Cost: No cost for Silicon Halton members. Must pre-register, here. Parking is FREE for December.
Location: Burlington HiVE, Downtown Burlington. [map]
Discuss: Silicon Halton members can discuss the event here.