BACD Happenings
Let's Celebrate! 
BACD would like to celebrate the success of our Summer Company Youth Entrepreneurs. Register Now

  • Visit Summer Company businesses at their pop up booths
  • Guest Speaker: Marlon Shaw
  • Light Refreshments
New BACD Podcast Series
BACD is thrilled to announce our new Step Up Your Business Podcast . The weekly podcast offers relevant business content, events & workshops, tips, resources, interviews with experts, local businesses and BACD clients.

Subscribe Today - the Step Up Your Business podcast is available on all major podcasting platforms including Apple, Google, Spotify & Breaker.

Want to be a guest on the show?
 Connect with Teresa Shaver:
Applications Now Open!
Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program
Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who are market ready, looking to expand or buying a business in Durham Region.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not available to persons who are in school, working full time or who are in or have received funding and assistance from other entrepreneurial government programs. This is a competitive process and space is limited.

For more information and to apply:
BACD Expert Network Profile
Shelley Harrop, Beyond Insurance Brokers Inc.
Investing in business insurance may seem like something you just can’t afford until the worst happens. When the worst happens it can threaten and/or destroy everything you worked so hard for. It doesn’t matter if your business big or small we can create a business insurance plan that matches your needs. Let Shelley offer her experience and expertise to help you.

Specializing in: Business Insurance, Professional Liability, Commercial Automobile, Administration Bonds, Personal Home and Personal Automobile Insurance.

For more information, visit
Eva Chen
Chen Law Office
Eva received her Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 2007, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

Since her graduation from law school, Eva has practiced in many areas of business law: business agreement drafting and negotiation, commercial and residential tenancy, all aspects of employment law, complex commercial litigation, debt collection, residential to commercial real estate transactions, and wills and estate planning.

For more information, visit
BACD Client Profiles
All About Communication
 Christina Lochrie

We are a speech and language clinic that provides service to children and adults throughout Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland.
Bloomingdale Wedding Couture
Debra Wright

We do provide planning services for wedding, social events, launches as well as corporate events. Event decor and floral design is also a part of our repertoire.  
Eat My Shortbread
Trisha Bower

Eat My Shortbread is meeting the need for a delicious and indulgent treat that is affordable and feels luxurious. The benefits of buying from me are that they know where the treat is made, who made it and that is it a quality product.  
BACD Client News
Hire and Fire your Kids App launches Saturday, August 17th to stores!
Hire and Fire Your Kids is a "real world" game for both parents and kids. Ready To Play?

This "Chore App" mimics the workforce allowing parents to Hire their Kids for jobs around the house and Fire them when they don’t follow family values and expectations.

For more info, visit the website: or follow them on social media.
BACD Expert Workshops
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Use Email Nurturing to Stand Apart and Connect With New Businesses
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, Aug 15, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Employment Standards Act Overview
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, Aug 20, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Doing Business with Government
BACD Offices, Whitby
Tue, Aug 27, 2019 12:00 PM EST
BACD Biz Lunch
Jack Astor's Bar & Grill, Pickering
BACD Start Up Business Fundamental Workshops
Learn the foundations of business at these free workshops!
Wednesday, August 7

Thursday, August 15

Thursday, August 15
Start Up Session @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 21
Start Up Session @ 9:30am

Wednesday, August 28

Thursday, August 29
BACD's Event Listing:
Community Business Events and News
Looking for local businesses!

Love Your Local is the flagship event held by AWCCU where we shine a light on our community's amazing local businesses. It’ll be a fun-filled day with lots of food and activities! Over 300 guests attended last year and we are expecting that number to grow. We even won an Achievement in Marketing Excellence (AIME) award across all of Canada's Credit Unions!

The event will be held on Thursday, September 12th from 4-8pm at the AWCCU Financial office located at 322 King Street West, Oshawa. For more information, please contact Meg Cox at

To register as a vendor, please complete the Online Form
Wholesale Academy Online Course
Wholesale Academy is the ONLY online program dedicated to helping you scale and grow your business through wholesale!

If you sell physical products and want to know how to get your products carried in stores, then this program is for you. Stop dreaming about how to get your products carried in stores and learn from a former Buyer and Sr. Category Manager who managed 1000 stores Canada and was responsible for deciding what products to be carried. Get inside access into what stores and buyers are looking for when evaluating products, so you can succeed at retail.

Brought to you by Bossurike.
For more information:
Digital Main Street Grant Program:

4 Steps To Apply for a Digital Transformation Grant!
  1. Confirm your eligibility at
  2. Create a main street business account on Digital Main Street
  3. Complete the online digital transformation training program
  4. Submit your completed application + digital transformation plan for review
Microfinance for Small Business
BACD and AWCCU have partnered to offer Durham Region businesses an opportunity to receive micro loans of up to $10,000. AWCCU say they look beyond your credit history when considering a micro loan for your business.

To learn more visit their website or contact Alka Malick on 905 728 3007 or email her at:
Website Hosting from GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks web hosting platform is specially engineered to perform while being environmentally friendly. Experience the best speed technology, better security, and down-to-earth technical support. Hosting starts at $2.95 per month.

If you have hosting elsewhere and it is coming up for renewal, now is the time to switch. GreenGeeks services also offers free website migration
Thank you to our 2019 Executive Partner
To learn about their services, please visit their website:
BACD - the go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!