The go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!
Pitch2Win! Business Competition Learn how to create a compelling pitch to win one of three prizes. Open to registered businesses operating between 1 to 5 years in the Durham Region. Space is limited. Restrictions apply.

Complete the short entrance form to confirm your eligibility.
Eligible candidates will be invited to the mandatory info sessions August 21 or September 18, 2018 via email.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or a judge for Pitch2Win?
Send an email to Teresa Shaver at with details of your interest.
BACD Mentoring Session
Join us at this monthly group Business Mentoring session. A problem shared is a problem halved, so bring your business challenges to others in the business community. This is not a " sell at" session, but an opportunity to bring thought-provoking questions with a vision of building your business and to drive the vibrancy of Durham Region’s entrepreneurial community.

Friday, August 3 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200 Whitby Register Now
Step into Business
A How-To Course on Establishing a New Business or Refining an Existing One 
Become an expert developer of your business idea, revenue model, networking & marketing, branding, finances, and technology & media strategies 

August 13, 20, 27 and September 4. 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Wilson Project Employment & Training Centre, 1885 Clements Rd, Unit 215, Pickering, ON L1W 3V4

Full Course Cost:
$200 (Course materials provided)
Limited Spots Available!

To secure your spot online:
To pay in person or for more information contact: / (647)767-5585
BACD Biz Lunch Whitby
This networking lunch is for businesses who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual setting and spend time with other business owners.

Tuesday, August 28 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Consumer's Drive, Whitby Register Now
Start Up and Business Fundamentals training sessions are to help you set a strong foundation to starting your business! They are held at the BACD offices and are free of cost.
BACD Start Up Sessions
Thursday 2 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 9 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday 15 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday 22 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 29 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
BACD Business Fundamentals

Financials & Operations
Wednesday 8 @ 9:30am - 11:30am

Business Planning
Thursday 23 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pavel Malysheuski
Corporate Commercial Lawyer,
Lockyer + Hein LLP

Pavel Malysheuski provides counsel to clients in a wide variety of industries in all aspects of business law, focusing on business organization and reorganization, private share and asset acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and finance, commercial contracts, and franchise law. Pavel also assists clients with business succession and estates planning.

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Room Rental at BACD
The BACD has two meeting rooms available for your meeting or event!

Visit our website for more details:
Summer Company program provides Ontario students ages 15-29, up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate their own business.
Sydney St-Aubin , Bounce N' Burn
Bounce N' Burn is a mobile mini trampoline fitness program in the Durham Region. They offer fun, cardio packed fitness routines for individuals who enjoy staying active in a unique and interactive way! They run our classes out of Canlan IceSports Oshawa on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. They also offer packages for birthday parties, special events and corporate offices for lunch time fitness!

Class registrations are available on their website and special inquiries for events/parties can be scheduled to

Are you ready to Bounce N' Burn?
Visit her Facebook and Instagram and see her in action!
Grace Brown , Tails Boutiques 
Tails Boutiques is a boutique pet accessory company offering personalized embroidered wearables and pet products for dogs and dog owners. The unique range of products include ‘The Poop Bag’, a portable carry bag for your furry pal’s ‘brown surprises’ until you reach a trash can; ‘Chilly Dogs’, a cooling band that contains a super absorbent polymer which absorbs up to 300x its size in water to help keep both dogs and dog owners cool and the newest development, the ‘Memory Pillow’ are personalized embroidered remembrance pillows with picture and option of name and dates for pet owners. 

Created and owned by a 16-year old entrepreneur Grace Brown, she started her business by designing ‘Adopt Me’ bandannas for the pets at the Humane Society Durham who are looking for their forever home to wear out on walks or for pictures. She is proud to donate a percentage of her sales to local charities including Sick Kids, Lions Guide Dog Walk, KLAWS (Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society) and the OSPCA.

Visit Tails Boutique's Facebook or Instagram to see her range of products!
Save Money on your Business Banking
Bring your banking to AWCCU Financial and save money on your business banking. All BACD referred business accounts enjoy ZERO monthly account fee and transaction fees for the first 6 months. Option to apply for a business line of credit.

Contact directly at  905-728-5187  or visit
LOVEMORE SOCIAL 2018 Business Showcase - September 29, 2018

Where friends, family, local artisans/business owners and our local community come together to celebrate and connect in Love.

Calling vendors, artisans and business owners. Interested parties, email

Location: HMS Room, Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Rd, Ajax

Early bird pricing until August 23
Thank you to our 2018 Executive Partner
To learn about their services, please visit their website: