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JULY 2017
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The Money Side of Business
Presented by members of the CPA Association. Learn about the basic tools and techniques of financial management, including budget creation and monitoring and cash management.
July 12 - 9:30-10:30AM | Free |BACD, Whitby
BACD BIZ LUNCH
Our networking lunch is for BACD clients who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual and fun setting. This is a great time to learn to network effectively and to share ideas, opportunities and challenges.
July 25 - 12-2PM | Free |Jack Astors, Whitby
BACD CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES
Taylor-FUNctional Accessories


Taylor is a graduate from BACD's Starter Company Program. She is a Canadian designer, distributer, and manufacturer in the music industry. Her company FUNctional Accessories serves beginner, youth and hobby player markets. FUNctional Accessories currently carries four product lines – two FUNctional brands in ‘Freshly picked’ picks and ‘Acouskins’ decorative guitar covers.


HOW DID THE HELP YOU GOT FROM BACD IMPACT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS?

My mentor Karen was a huge help to me as she went above and beyond to answer my questions and helped with me the administrative aspect of the business. The training that Patrice provided me was very helpful and she always had excellent advice and tips that guided me through the development of my business. Lastly, the grant helped me provide the minimum amount needed in order to get my distribution rights.


WHAT WAS MOST IMPACTFUL FOR YOU BEING IN THE STARTER COMPANY PROGRAM?


The training and mentoring at BACD were the most impactful for me because it gave me the encouragement I needed to develop my business. I found that writing my daily logs is something that has given me guidance as to what aspects of the business I need to focus my attention on.

UPCOMING EVENTS
JULY 11
4:30PM-6:00PM
Start Up Session
Learn the fundamentals to starting a business
JULY 19
2:00PM-4:00PM
Consumer Journey
Business Fundamentals 2: Marketing & Sales
The Marketing and Sales session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy.
JULY 20
4:30PM-6:00PM
Start Up Session
Learn the fundamentals to starting a business
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Public Hearings on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs will be holding public hearings across the province on Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.


For those unable to attend a Public Hearing, comments on the Bill can also be submitted in writing to the Clerk of the Committee by 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017

July 10-21, 2017|Across Ontario
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Climate Action Grant Program

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) are reaching out to all dynamic, forward-thinking organizations across Ontario for new and innovative ideas to motivate more Ontarians to take action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 


The grant program is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan to fight climate change, reduce GHG emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy.


Partners in Climate Action will provide funding to applicants to test and evaluate projects that identify and remove barriers to adopting low-carbon choices and motivate behaviour change to reduce GHG emissions.


July 19,2017|Application Deadline
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6th Annual Bikes on Bond
The Downtown Oshawa Business Improvement Association (BIA) would like to extend a special rate to emerging entrepreneurs to take a vendor space at our annual Bikes on Bond event. This is a great opportunity for businesses with ready to sell consumer products that appeal to the attendee audience, which consists of motorcycle enthusiasts and spectators who attend in downtown Oshawa. 
This event draws close to 1,000 riders, and a similar number of walk-in visitors, to enjoy live music, a Show and Shine competition, food and community. There is a vendor alley, and door prizes. 
AUGUST 12, 2017 | OSHAWA
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