We are excited to announce a partnership with Belliveau Veinotte Chartered Accountants for 2016. They will be offering advice and support to HUB membership and free events to the HUB community (you!). Here's a bit about Belliveau Veinotte and why they are doing this:
"As a member of the AC Group of locally owned and independent accounting firms across Atlantic Canada, AC Belliveau Veinotte Inc. is committed to providing professional services to clients while giving back to our communities. AC Belliveau Veinotte Inc provides personal and corporate tax services, business advisory services, HST advice, business valuation and estate planning services throughout the South Shore and Halifax.
As part of our commitment to the area all AC Group firms have endeavored to identify a local business to provide a yearlong mentorship program. We are pleased to be parterning with the Hub South Shore and its members to use our experiences and expertise to aide the Hub and its members in growing their businesses."
Below is what we have planned for 2016 in more detail:
Events running though the year
Different members of the Belliveau Veinotte team will do public seminars at the HUB, whether it is over a Q&A sandwich lunch or a more formal evening presentation. We have some events already on the books and the subsequent events will be tailored to the questions and concerns raised throughout the days at the HUB and at the first series of events. Here's what already firmed up:
Open for questions once a month at the HUB
Different members of the Belliveau Veinotte team will work in the HUB office space once a month. They will be made available to all HUB members for questions or concerns. The Belliveau Veinotte team has expertise including HST, US tax, personal tax, corporate tax, business advisory and business valuations to hopefully find the answers folks are looking for. As Michael from Beliveau Veinotte said:
Collaboration and more to come ...
Lastly, we'd like to say that we are proud to be partnering with Belliveau Veinotte in this way. It is a great example of the collaboration and openness to work across differences that this region needs to further reinvigorate and sustain our economy and communities. Watch this space, more to come ...
We are very excited to be hosting the next Mash Up Lab Lightning Talk at the HUB on Thursday, January 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm ... because it is profiling HUB member and branding genius Meg Craig! Meg has branded the HUB at the last iteration, designed and supported the build of our website, videos ... you name it! She has been supporting small businesses lift off all over the South Shore and we're happy to invite you to hear more of her story ... we asked her to say a few words for this blog, here's what she had to say (followed by the event details):
I’m really honoured to be sitting down with Andrew for the Mashup Lightening talk this Thursday. The decision to move back to N.S., leaving a well paid, highly regarded position in Toronto and starting out on my own from scratch, has indeed been a journey that’s come with both struggle and triumph.
Thursday Jan 14th, 7 - 8:30pm // Cost: free // Location: HUB South Shore
'THE START UP LIFE' LIGHTNING TALK: Meg Craig
In this Mashup Lab Lightning Talk Meg will share her story of working with some of Toronto's top branding agencies ...and what it took to find the courage to finally step out on her own.
Welcome to 2016! A bright new year the HUB. We have a had a busy start to the year with lots of people working in the space and planning ahead for upcoming evening events and sandwich lunch speakers (more to come on that in the next blog). For now, we wanted to give you a heads up about this event looking at what newcomers mean for businesses in our region. Coming to Mahone Bay on January 21st.
We firmly believe this is not just about welcoming Syrian refugees but also about building a more welcoming culture in our communities and businesses for anyone moving in. The Ivany Report stated that Nova Scotia as a whole needs 7,000 immigrants a year to keep our economy going with Lunenburg County needing 800 a year. There are currently 15 newcomer families being privately sponsored to come to Lunenburg County. Others continue to move in, choosing our county as a place to raise their families, retire or come home after being away for a while. It is exciting times as the face of our communities change, and inevitably we must change with it. Check out Tim's blog from last year talking about bringing in large numbers of immigrants to rural Nova Scotia .
Here's the info on the event on January 21st and we looking forward to seeing you in 2016.