September 8, 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
Listed below are 3 new digital transformation programs to help small businesses to get online during COVID-19.

As part of our mandate to help Durham businesses impacted by Covid-19, the BACD is pleased to facilitate the Digital Main Street program. Digital Main Street is a government-based initiative to help business owners expand their digital presence. Through this partnership, we are offering a number of FREE digital services.

Some of the resources available include:

  • Setting up a Google My Business profile
  • SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Website design recommendations
  • Social media strategies and tools
  • Digital marketing strategies
  • E-commerce setup
  • Email marketing

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.
What to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with us? Join Do It In Durham 2020!

Be a sponsor, an event host or a presenter/speaker!

Of course it will be virtual this year.

There will be various events and opportunities to learn and connect throughout the week.

Upcoming BACD Business Events
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 3:00 PM EST
Developing Effective Business Systems
Tue, Sep 15, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Infographics, Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide, Using Canva
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 9:30 AM EST
So You Want To Be An Author? 3 Ways to Write and Publish a Book
Do you have an online course or digital download that you want to sell more of?

Join us to learn how to navigate the online world and start selling online in this workshop "Online Platforms: Which one is the best one for my online course or online offering?"

Presented in partnership with BACD, Samantha King, founder of Fempire Builders and online business owner for years.
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Online Creators Mastermind
September 10, September 17, September 24, October 1, October 8 | 11:30 - 12:30pm

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?

Presented by Digital Main Street. Register Now
September 10 | 9am - 10:30am
Health and tech industry leaders discuss not only how the innovation community has risen from COVID-19, but also how emerging technology in the autonomous sectors are assisting with the current pandemic and pandemics of the future. Presented by Spark Centre.
September 15 | 12 - 1pm
Join Do you have an awesome idea for an app? Want to know what it takes to make it a reality? Presented by Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Register Now
September 22 | 9 - 11am
This workshop is intended for actively profitable businesses that have been running and operating for a minimum of 2 years. Each attendee will work in the B Impact Assessment as part of the workshop so bring a laptop or tablet suitable for this portion of the workshop. Presented by Enterprise Toronto. Register Now
September 23 | 10:30am - 12pm
Teeny Tiny webinars will shine a light on creative ideas and people in small communities that have made the most of the past few months. Register Now
September 24 | 6 - 8pm
Sit down with EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Mike Wessinger, Founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies - the leader in cloud-based software technology for long-term post-acute care. Presented by Spark Centre. Register Now
September 25 | 9:30am - 12pm
This seminar is offered to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals who need help in understanding their tax obligations and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system. Presented by Enterprise Toronto. Register Now
BACD Client Events
Saturday, September 19 | 10am - 6pm
1053 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, L1G 4X1

Drop by and say hello to owner Leslie and meet Jean Eng, Founder of Pure + Simple. There will be free IPL underarm hair removal + free 20 min. flash facials + facial deals + product specials + raffle prizes + gift with purchase and food + drink.
BACD Women's Entrepreneurship Program
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. APPLY NOW
Program for women-led businesses such as small retail, sole proprietor and personal service industry to support the reopening, rebuilding and revival of the business.
This immersive online workshop program connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation. It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario. This program is part of the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Reimagining Recovery Framework.
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