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Business Advisory Centre Durham
3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby ON, L1R 2G6
Launch and Accelerate Your Business

I think we can confidently (and sadly) say Summer has come and gone, but at least we can proudly welcome Fall! 
Tip(s) of the Month
Top 7 Tips For Surviving Your First Year As An Entrepreneur (
1)  Set short-term goals - setting S.M.A.R.T goals keeps you on track
2) Recruit cheerleaders - have people on your team cheering you on!
3) Get organized - Oganization is key, do so efficiently to maximize time 
4) Get help before you need it - hire people to help you
5) Make decisions fast - avoid indecision leading you into a whirlwind
6) Get the critics behind you - in some cases you may have some 'haters'. Ignore them! 
7) Pivot, pivot, pivot - Pivot =to "change direction quickly, adapt and stay grounded
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2016 Summer Company Successes!
BACD's  2016 Summer Company participants  faired very well over the summer. Check out what some of them had to say about their experiences.

Do It In Durham 2016

'Do It In Durham' and be part of our Entrepreneurial Community!

Do It In Durham is a collaborative series of events held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It is brought to you by local businesses and organizations who are already 'Doing it in Durham!" and who want to share their expertise and experience with other entrepreneurs in the community.

Success Story Spotlight
GLITZagain has established itself in the Durham Region as the destination for one-of-a-kind headpieces and accessories that are made cost-effectively by using existing costumes to REDESIGN, RESALE and REUSE.

Julie Eismont, founder and owner of GLITZagain has found great success within the dance community in Durham Region, by designing and upgrading existing costumes. GLITZagain received a "Costume Award" last dance season for a group of 6 dancers at one of their competitions. Julie had designed the costumes using 3 older costumes that had been donated.

To find our more about Julie and GLITZagain, click here
Community Partner Spotlight

Digital Marketing & Social Media Management Certificate
The Management Development Centre is pleased to introduce our re-designed social media program - "Digital Marketing & Social Media Management Certificate Program".
Taught by our "social media dream team", Andrea Kennedy (Spread Your Word Marketing Group) and Leslie Hughes (PUNCH Media), this program will transform your Social Media Marketing plan and help you to implement a successful ROI for your organization.

Register now - classes run (Wednesdays), October 26th, November 2nd and November 9th, 2017.
Click Here for more information  or call MDC at 905-721-8668 ext. 3290.

Employer Survey!
Future community planning takes work and a lot of research. We need your help!  

"The survey will assist in providing the DWA, Economic Development, Durham College and partners with labour market information that can be used for future community planning.

The survey will be conducted between September 2016 and December 2016, and the results will be used to gather the experiences of Durham Region employers.


Get Down to Business Conference!

The Business Advisory Centre Durham has partnered  with Heart of Networking, Constant Contact and Webrite Design to bring to you our annual Get Down to Business conference. This 1/2 day conference is a highly anticipated event that brings small and medium sized business in Durham Region together.

Whatever your level of marketing expertise, you'll come away with a tangible roadmap to grow your business.  Make new connections. Get inspired or re-invigorated. It's a small investment of time with long-lasting impact.

Date: Oct 18th 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Forest Brook Community Church, Ajax
Read more and to register click HERE
Small Business Expo
Small Business Expo in Port Perry
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Small Business Expo on Oct 17 in Port Perry. This expo will coi ncide with the Canadian Small Business Week.   Click here to find out more.
Drone Fair at UOIT
Brings together vendors, innovators, professional pilots and enthusiasts for an event that will entice, educate and elevate drone technology.    The ultimate purpose is to educate the growing market of recreational and commercial drone operators while celebrating the various local and international industries who have incorporated this technology into their current practices.

To find out more visit
Jump Start YOUR Business - Upcoming Events

Business Mentoring
Oct7 | 9a m-11am

Quickbooks  201 
for Business Owners
Oct 13 |  9:30am-12:30pm

Blissful Biz + Lifestyle Design 101
Oct 20 | 6:45pm-11am
Visit to see the full listing of events
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Digital Ink Canada

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