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Business Advisory Centre Durham

3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby ON, L1R 2G6
905-668-4949 ||
New Year, New BUSINESS!

We've all got new years resolutions (*cough* pizza is still a healthy food, right?) but does your business have 2017 Resolutions? 

Want to start a new business? Want to sell more? Want to increase return customers? 

Whatever your resolution, there are resources and tools available to you! 
We can help - ask us how!
Talking about more Sales? 
Learn from the best!  Join our experts as they share their personal stories about their success in selling and buying.

Cost: Free
Location: Whitby Centennial Building
Dates: January 25th + 8 others 
Proudly Sponsored by: 

Need Professional Headshots? 
JANUARY 17 from 10AM-3:30AM

BACD will have a photographer taking professional headshots! 
Free to BACD Clients
$25 for the public

REGISTER HERE (first come, first serve) 

Contact Kristen for more information: 905.668.4949 ext 224 or

Photographer: Chelsea Cunningham Photography

Year End Business Tax Workshop

Learn how to file your own  T2125 and other deductions / tips for correct record keeping

Year End Tax Workshop
January 11, 2017 - 5PM-8PM 
Presented by Afshan Ahmad CPA, CGA 

Beauty Vendor Opportunity
This event will bring together Canadian Holistic brands that focus on skin care, self-care, and self-love. The sense and feel of the event will not be vanity focused and instead focus more on self-love, teaching, and inspiring attendees on how to take care of themselves by loving who and how they are. 

There are vendor opportunities - the event details:
Date: May 12th, 2017
Event Time: 10am-8pm (load in and load out are before and after the event)
Location: The Burroughes - 639 Queen Street West, Suite 301, Toronto
Questions -

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Want to sell online?

Learn about your options for integrating e-commerce and shopping carts into your business!
E-Commerce & Shopping Carts
January 18 ; 2PM-4PM
Presented by Smash Local
Business Model Canvas

Starting a business? 
The Business Model Canvas methodology is for start ups looking to design and summarize key elements to the business; setting the foundation to a successful business. This workshop is hands on and will leave you with great takeaways.

Business Model Canvas Workshop
January 19; 9AM-11AM
Presented by BACD Advisors

Canada Summer Jobs Program
Canada Summer Jobs Program 2017

The Canada Summer Jobs initiative provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year are eligible to take part in the program.

Wage subsidies are available for full time summer jobs (30 - 40 hours per week) with employment terms lasting between six and sixteen weeks. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.
Success Story Spotlight
A. OK Landscaping - Adam O'Kane

A.OK Landscaping was  founded in 2010 by Adam O'Kane. A.OK Landscaping offers regular property maintenance, lawn cutting, aeration, fertilization, hedge and shrub trimming, garden mulching and  snow removal. Adam has over 10 years of experience in the industry and provides good quality workmanship.

"I started this business in 2010. I was a part of the Summer Company where I started my
business as a summer business while I was going to school. A.OK Landscaping started out as a local lawn cutting business where I was mostly looking  after clients in the neighbourhood . A.OK Landscaping now provides a wide variety of services t o all  of Durham  Region." 

"BACD provided me with so much support when I started my business and they continue to help me with the growth of my business. BACD helped me with providing business guidance, networking opportunities and skills through their workshops and industry experts." 

To contact Adam || ||   (289) 928-6596
Access to Professional Spotlight
Dan Beresford -

Dan is a writer. He started telling stories before starting school. Being a prolific reader, Dan studied the masters, reading thousands of books and writing thousands of projects. Dan has an unconventional background; left home at seventeen and joined the navy, survived the heartache of marital breakdown, had a promising career destroyed by injury, made mistakes and had huge successes. He has seen sites that left him breathless and others that left him heartbroken. He has been an electrician, a salesperson, managed sales teams, been in a senior corporate role and now self-employed.

What does this mean when you are looking for a writer? Dan has life experience and an understanding of people. When he writes for you he takes the time to understand how your products or services benefit your customers. He works to produce content that tells your story so that your prospects take action!

Contact Dan - ||  ||  905-999-6153
Mentorship Program

Discover and Master the Art of Desire Mapping for Business

Program for Heart-based business owners, wellness-preneurs, speakers, coaches and healers who want to learn how to profit from their passion and enjoy a life by their own design! 

Jan 19th - 8 week mentorship program held at the BACD and presented by Amanda Willett

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Jump Start YOUR Business - Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events!

Business Fundamentals 1: Business Planning
Jan 10 | 9:30am-11:30am

Start Up Session

Start Up Session 
Jan 12 | 2pm-3: 30pm

Consumer Journey
Business Fundamentals 2: Marketing & Sales
Jan 24 | 6pm-8pm
Visit to see the full listing of events
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