The go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!
MAY 2018
Know your Customer's Why !
Communication is a really important part of business and we often miss showing the value of what we do when talking to potential customers. While your story is important, it is not the real reason people buy from you. Customers buy from you because of the VALUE you provide to them. By knowing who are your customers and showing the value of your offering, you can create a marketing and sales strategy that works for your business.

If you would like a review and update of your marketing and sales strategy, feel free to book a confidential one-on-one advisory meetings with one of our business advisors. To book contact Client Services at (905) 668 4949
STUDENTS - Last chance to apply for Summer Company 2018
Are you a Student with a Business Idea?
Summer Company is a program that provides Ontario students ages 15-29 up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate your business. It starts in June / July and finishes by Labour Day.

Application deadline: May 19, 2018 ,
For more info, please contact Ashley McBride , the Summer Company Coordinator at BACD on 905-668-4949 ext 226.
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
HR Law and Your Small Business
Join Peninsula for a seminar discussing HR management for small-and-medium businesses including legal and organizational obligations.

Learn best practices from our HR experts on managing HR in your small business including:
  • Laws governing your workplace
  • The importance of contracts and proper policies
  • Changes to legislation including Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, Bill 203 Pay Transparency Act

Tuesday, May 8 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200 Whitby Register Now
Up! Practical Sales Talks
A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches. This month, we have Jeffery Potvin, Founder and CEO, Hardboot and OPN.

Presentation title: Please Make It Rain!
Jeffery will discuss how to self-generate, negotiate sales and how to build a personal brand while attracting real time buyers and longtime relationships. Be inspired by a “real time hustler”!
Jeffery is a 5-year angel investor in multiple regions; 10-year founder and CEO of Hardboot Communications, a custom mobile/web development shop; and the driving force behind OPN and PitchItTO. He is a lifelong entrepreneur with a proven track record of building companies, reinventing existing businesses, while having the privilege of working with great people, startups, clients, and employers over the years!

Wednesday, May 16 @ 8:00am - 9:30am
Whitby Centennial Building , 416 Centre Street S., Whitby Register Now
Employment Standards Overview
Brought to you by the Ministry of Labour to keep you abreast of the changes and to offer an opportunity to ask questions.
Topics that will be covered during the presentation:
  • Who is an Employee vs Independent Contractor
  • Employment Standards Poster
  • Wages
  • Hours of Work
  • Overtime Pay & Public Holiday Pay
  • Vacation & Vacation Pay
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Notice of Termination & Severance Pay
  • Tips & Other Gratuities
  • Temporary Help Agencies
  • Reprisal
  • Role of an Office & Enforcement
May 16 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Register Now
July 17 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Register Now
September 13 @ 9:30am - 11:00am Register Now

BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200 Whitby
BACD Biz Lunch Whitby
Our networking lunch is for BACD clients who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual setting.

Tuesday, May 22 @ 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Register Now
Digital Durham: Get Found Online - SEO for Business Owners
Presented by: Bobby Kelly, WebMarketingPro

This workshop will show you how to:
  • Leverage your social tools to drive customers from online to your store through in store deals and events
  • Implement customer loyalty programs that bring customers to your location
  • Start selling your products online
  • Local SEO
  • Social tools
  • Track and analyze your social presence
  • Leverage tracking and analytics software to understand how and when your customers are using your site to maximize revenue opportunities
  • Take advantage of emerging technologies (chatbots, google analytics, text messaging)

Thursday, May 24 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200 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
Wednesday 9 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 15 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 24 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Thursday 31 @ 2:00pm - 3:30pm
BACD Business Fundamentals

Financials & Operations
Wednesday 16 @ 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Business Planning
Wednesday 30 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
CK Pools
Owned by Craig Sosin & Kyle Porter, CK Pools are excited to bring our passion and 20+ years expertise in the pool industry to you!

They offer Mobile Residential Pool, Sales and Water Treatment Services. Servicing Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering.

Residential Services Provided
  • Pool Openings & Closings
  • Pool ​Weekly Maintenance
  • Digital Water Testing, Sales & Balancing
  • Pumps Sales & Repairs
  • Cartridge Filters Sales, Cleanings & Repairs
  • Sand Filters Sales & Repairs
  • Salt System Sales, Installations, Diagnostics & Repairs
  • Robotic Cleaner Diagnostic & Repairs
  • Pool Part Sales & Installation
  • Pool Inspections

Call or text: 647-808-7665
Our goal is to earn your trust and business by communicating clearly and consistently and to provide you with the best service and support.
Grand Opening Ceremony for
The Maker's Hub
Thursday, May 24
4:00 – 8:00pm (Ribbon cutting at 4:30pm)
The Maker’s Hub, 1200 Phillip Murray Ave.
Unit #5 Oshawa LIJ 6Z8

The Maker’s Hub is a physical space providing services to the 'Maker' community.

Master of Ceremonies – T eresa Radue Shaver from the BACD
Keynote Speaker – Jenny McKee from Creating Inspiration
‘Maker’ Guest Speaker – Rebecca Munn from
SHIFT your thinking. SHIFT your habits. SHIFT your workflow. SHIFT your results. An exclusive event bringing enterprise level operations training to small business and entrepreneurs. A hands-on approach for attendees to walk away with proven business applications for greater success.
Visit for your tickets today. Seats are limited.
Thank you to our 2018 Executive Partner
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