Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, or a business owner with years of experience under your belt, Connect Now is here to offer you a unique mixture of in-person and online meetups, events, seminars, summits, resources, and training to help you take your business to the next level. With chapters throughout the lower mainland, you get access to our tried and true in-person networking meetups, new and exciting online platform, and robust and inclusive online social network of members.
If you are leader who’s looking to level up and build credibility and visibility locally and internationally, then you’re also in the right place. We offer various membership levels for you to choose from below. Connect Now (Basic Membership) gives you the ability to attend our live in-person meetups, and Connect Now Leadership Training (Leader Membership) gives you access to leadership training and access to the world of facilitating a chapter and/or becoming a Connect Now Ambassador.
Our leaders provide each member attending their local meetups with an invaluable resource as a networking facilitator during the meeting. Leveraging their experience within the Connect Now Business Network, as well as business networking in general, they help provide an open and accessible atmosphere for connecting with other businesses.
Our leaders are also a valuable source of insight and knowledge into the business landscape within your community, providing critical experience from their particular fields, and as business owners in general, to help inform you as an entrepreneur. It is the varied mix of industries that these leaders come from that makes up one of the strengths of the Connect Now Business Network – while each meetup is a Connect Now meetup, it is also run with the experience and expertise of each unique leader. Each location is truly unique, and each leader provides their own area of expertise to the table.
Directory Listing: Each membership level comes with a listing in the Connect Now business directory. Why have a business listing? Having an approved business listings linking to your website from reputable sources such as Connect Now can help to increase your SEO.
Tools, Templates and Self-Paced Learning Programs: When logged in, members of the Coaching Consortium can access the tools in the Coaching Toolkit, and all members can access the tools in the Learning Lounge.
Pricing: Pricing is per individual per year, not per company. In addition to annual group fees, every event has member and non-member pricing. For example, many of our meetups are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Visitors can attend an Connect Now event only once, and then they must become a member if they want to attend any other Connect Now events. Connect Now membership and events are low-cost for the benefit of the members.
Taxes and Membership Dues
Here are some tax tips from CRA about membership dues and possible rebate of any GST/HST you paid as part of your dues:
All income and GST from Connect Now are reported as a marketing program under _________ under GST# ___________.
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