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MAY 2017
We're getting closer and closer to summer! This May we celebrate Mother's Day, BACD programs, and financial events tailored to help get you organized. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Starter Company Plus! 
Are you or know anyone 18+ with a business idea?
Training, mentoring and a chance to get $5,000 in funding
Read more/Apply   bacd.ca/starter-company-plus
For more information contact:
Patrice Esper, Program Coordinator x 227 pesper@bacd.ca

Financial Survival for Entrepreneurs
Presented by members of the CPA Association.  Valuable information and content.  
Session on May 18 - 4:30-6PM | Free |BACD Offices
UP! Sales Talks 
Join us a series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches. This month's speaker:
Frank Valeriani, Vice President Rewards, Air Miles Group
May 24 8-9:30AM | Free
BACD CLIENT PROFILE
REBECCA MUNN
Rebecca is a Fashion Designer and a Summer Company & Starter Company graduate who designs #fearless clothing and offers sewing classes within the Durham Region. As Rebecca puts it, "My business focuses on empowering and inspiring women with clothing. I design and create clothing for women of all sizes. I also offer sewing and design lessons at my studio in Oshawa."

We asked her how she got started in her business and how BACD has helped. 

"Sewing has always been a passion of mine. When I was six I started to formally learn how to sew. My parents fostered my desire to be creative.
I took part in the Summer Company program at the age of 17 and with their guidance two new passions emerged; business and mentoring. I became a teacher and a proprietor. There isn’t anything else I can imagine doing.

Without the BACD I would not have had the confidence to keep my business alive for the past 11 years. It has changed names, focus and direction but the support I have received remains invaluable. Most recently, the financial boost the Starter Company program has given my business has enabled me to launch three new campaigns and expand my business to places I had only imagined."

Check out Rebecca's designs: www.rebeccamunn.com

UPCOMING EVENTS
MAY 5
9:00AM-11:00AM
Business Mentoring
Connect with fellow business owners and to learn from each other in a peer sharing format, while being guided by our Entrepreneur in Residence.
MAY 10
9:30AM-11:30AM
Business Fundamentals 3: Financials & Operations
Understand the accounting and financial basics and develop  operational strategies that you can use to create effective and efficient systems for running your business
MAY 11
9:30AM-11:00AM
Start Up Session
Learn the fundamentals to starting a business
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Rap Battle of Entrepreneurship! Sell yourself, sell your business, sell a mystery!
$1,000 prize!
MAY 16, 2017  |  8PM-11PM | Tap & Tankard Whitby
Startup Foundations Financial Bootcamp
Join Start Up Durham on May 18 for an interactive Startup Foundations Bootcamp, to learn where you stand financially, how to manage cash flow, track your business finances day-to-day, get investment ready, and how to leverage this information to plan for your future.

May 18, 2017| 8:30AM-12:30PM | Pickering Recreation Complex Learn More / Register
"Presented by SheEO and sponsored by the City of Toronto, this event is aimed at early stage women-led ventures in Toronto who have an idea, have started a venture, are growing a venture or are contemplating starting a venture."

June 1, 2017 - Toronto - Learn More / Register
ARE YOU IN A FAMILY BUSINESS?
B etween now and 2023,  30% of private business  owners are looking to retire – however, only  5% of the rising generation  is interested in taking over those businesses.  

The solution?    Intrapreneurship.
An alternative to traditional succession offering the next generation an opportunity to lead their own project, while developing both managerial and ownership skills.


The Intrapreneurship Initiative was developed to support t wo generations of entrepreneurs in the creation of a new intrapreneurial project that will contribute to a stronger economic future. 

Read more: www.intrapreneurialinitiative.org

Ideation Session: June 20, 2017 - Toronto - Free - Learn More
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