September/October 2020
BACD's physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open virtually weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm

COVID-19 Resources and Toolbox: Invest Durham and BACD Biz Toolbox
Starts in 48 days!
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We are looking for experts in the following subjects:
Globalization • Pivoting and innovating • Opportunities abroad
Enhancing digital presence • Developing new markets • Sales skills
Build your skills with BACD's Expert Workshops
Tue, Sep 29, 2020 5:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Tue, Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Ask an Expert - Pathwise Credit Union
Tue, Oct 6, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Etsy 101: Launch your Maker Shop
'Not to be Missed' Workshop
Microsoft PowerPoint is the leading business tool for creating professional presentations. When used to its full potential, it can help you engage your audience, tell your story and inspire action.

During this workshop, participants will not only learn the essential skills for building each slide step-by-step.
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Creating PowerPoint Slides that Sparkle!
Thu, Oct 8, 2020 1:00 PM EST
Using Pinterest for Business Growth
Fri, Oct 9, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Branding Mistakes and How to Cure Them
Thu, Oct 15, 2020 5:00 PM EST
How to Organize Your Entire Business with Trello
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Maker Meet Up
Thu, Oct 22, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Online Creators Mastermind
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 9:00 AM EST
Monetizing Facebook Groups
BACD FREE Business Fundamental Training Workshops
Start Up Session: Sept 28, Oct 8, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 27
Business Planning: Oct 14
Marketing & Sales: Oct 22
Financials & Operations: Oct 28
Business Plan Masterclass: Oct 6, Oct 21
Checkout BACD's Services
Grow your business with the Digital Transformation Program
Listed below are 3 new digital transformation programs to help small businesses to get online during COVID-19.
ShopHERE - help to get an online store.
Digital Main Street Transformation Grant for main street businesses.
Digital Durham Starter Company Program for businesses operating between 1 to 5 years.

Please contact us via email at today to find out how we can help you to improve your digital footprint and market your business online.
Get business support with our free Advisory Services
Talk to a Business Advisor for free!
We can help you write a business plan, create a marketing or sales strategy. Email us today or call 905-668-4949 and let us know how we can help. By appointment only.
Entrepreneurship Program to help you start your business
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. For businesses operating less than 6 months. Learn more
Expert Network - Bookkeeping
Erin Rochon, Erin Rochon & Associates
Erin Rochon is the owner and creator of Rochon & Associates, a boutique bookkeeping firm specializing in working with Legal, Medical and Dental clients, as well as small business owners needing training and mentorship with Quickbooks.

Taking care of everything from, Expense and Income Tracking, Monthly Bank Reconciliations, Weekly Expense Reporting, Vendor/Supplier Cost Reviews, Income vs Expense Reviews, Expense Management, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, HST Remittances, Payroll & Payroll Remittances, WSIB Submission, Trust Account Reconciliation, On-site and off-site services, Human Resource needs and more!

Client Pivot Profile
Sunny Wishart, À La Carte Financial
In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Sunny Wishart, the president and founder of À La Carte Financial.

Sunny talks about how her business is thriving during the pandemic and her passion for helping others with their finances as she helps clients from all walks of life and financial circumstances from the family struggling with their monthly cash flow to the high net worth household whose focus has turned to estate and tax planning.

Connect with Sunny:
Resource Article from
How To Set Up a Home Photography Studio
Being able to set up a home photography studio is not only convenient but breaks down any barrier holding you back from showcasing your products with your audience. From photography tips, equipment and software suggestions, this is a great blog article. Read more
BACD Partner Events
Join Daniel Condon, Partner in this webinar as it addresses the options that are available to employers such as leaves of absences, temporary layoffs, inducements and terminations. Presented by Ajax Pickering Board of Trade.
Join Dan Carter and the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce on a virtual discussion.
Oct 1, Oct 8 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn more about the ShopHERE program, including:
  • Who is Digital Main Street?
  • What is ShopHERE?
  • What does it mean to sell online, and why should my business?
  • Do I qualify for this program?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Do you have any examples of completed websites?
Join Canadian Club Toronto when industry giants Sabrina Geremia (VP and Country Manager, Google Canada) and Gillian Riley (President and CEO, Tangerine Bank and Executive Sponsor of The Scotiabank Women Initiative) provide their valuable insight and tools for women in tech with tips and strategies for navigating startups and preparing for VC funding pitches.
Oct 2 | 9 - 10 am | The Journey of an Entrepreneur
Join Clarington Board of Trade and a panel of entrepreneurs as they describe their business journey before and during the pandemic. Presented by CBOT.
Oct 15 | 7 - 8 pm
Join world-renowned photographer and TED Prize winner, Edward Burtynsky to discuss the global water crisis. Recharge and expand your knowledge on critical issues with global disruptors. Presented by Trent University, in partnership with the Innovation Cluster.
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