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FORWARD: Setting up for Success: Accounting Essentials for Start Ups and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

  • 121 Studios 211 King. St London, Ontario N6A 1C9 (map)

UnLondon & BDO Canada are pleased to present Setting up for Success: Accounting Essentials for Startups and Early-stage Entrepreneurs.

Mark Snyders (CPA, CA) and Rene Zwinkels (CPA, CA) of BDO Canada will present a comprehensive talk geared toward entrepreneurs looking to establish and optimize a business for legal and tax purposes. This talk will benefit entrepreneurs of all stripes, from freelance artists to tech startups.

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Proprietorship, partnership and corporations – differences
  • Steps to establish
  • Income tax basics
  • Business registration with CRA
  • HST
  • Payroll deductions
  • Eligible and ineligible expenses
  • Filing and due dates
  • Tax installments
  • Audit considerations
  • Bookkeeping – systems
  • Records retention
  • Insurance
  • Invoicing
  • Business management / cash flow management

Q&A and discussion to follow.


Brought to you in partnership with the London Economic Development Corporation.

This workshop is part of FORWARD, an educational series for entrepreneurial and creative development in #ldnont, brought to you by UnLondon Digital Media Association and our community partners. FORWARD workshops, classes and events endeavour to inspire, educate and enable the entrepreneurial, creative and startup communities across Southwestern Ontario. Visit for a comprehensive list of past and upcoming workshops and events.