BACD August 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
BACD Summer Company Profiles
Meet more of our Summer Company entrepreneurs. These students have started a business this summer. Support them if you can. You can read their profiles on our website
Using clothing, we want to spread the word on how remarkable everyone is, in matter the colour of your skin, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. Using our clothes, we hope to bring awareness to social justice issues including gender equality, LGBTQ awareness, environmental issues, and so much more. Each collection donates a portion of sales to a designated charity.
High Horse Equestrian offers eco friendly and sustainable equestrian polo shirts and horse themed gift wear. High Horse Equestrian is for people in the equestrian community, who want to be eco conscious without sacrificing comfort and function in their equestrian items. Website | Facebook | Instagram
I sell home workout equipment that makes working accessible for anyone, anywhere at anytime. I have started with resistance bands ranging from light, medium and heavy resistance for lower body exercises and stretches. I also have a long band that has a medium/heavy resistance which is perfect for upper body exercises and stretching.
Academic Medic Tutoring is a service for students in Grades 4 to 12 to improve academic performance and achieve personal goals.
In this episode, Patrice Esper from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Justin Anderson, the owner of Jus Convenience Jerk Shop. In this interview, Justin talks about buying a business, purchasing new items to grow his business, and how his business is doing during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Free feel to connect with Justin:
In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Denise Branton, Owner of Branton Law. In this interview, Denise discusses the legal differences between a sole proprietorship and a corporation. With topics such as creditor proofing, registration of business names, and taxation practices, find out what's truly involved with registering your business as a corporation!
Feel free to connect with Denise: Website | LinkedIn | Tel: (905) 493-6333
BACD Entrepreneur Programs 2020
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. APPLY NOW
COVID-19 Updates
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.
Canada United is a movement that brings fellow Canadians together to show their support for local businesses by encouraging the country to shop local and help kickstart our economy.
Ontario Government wants to hear about the economic impact of COVID-19 is having on your business. Closing date: August 31, 2020 Complete survey now
Digital Main Street has new programs to help small businesses to get online during COVID-19

ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.

Provides Digital Transformation training and guidance a grant of up to $2,500. Restrictions apply read more at the link.
This week's BACD Business Events
Tue, Aug 11, 2020 9:30 AM EST
How To Get Clients and Customers With Google
Wed, Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM EST
30 Ways to Market Your Business
Tue, Jun 2, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Taking Stock – How is Your Maker Business Really Doing?
Wed, Aug 26, 2020 9:30 AM EST
The Power of G Suite Apps for Business
Fri, Aug 28, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Email Marketing: A No Brainer for Small Business
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Essentials for a Great Website
August Free BACD Business Training Workshops
Start Up Session: August 5, August 19
Business Fundamentals: Business Planning: August 12
Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales: August 18
Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations: August 27
Business Masterclass: August 11, August 25

BACD Partner Webinars
August 5 | 10:30 - 11:30am| Reimagine the Way We Trade
Learn about funding opportunities available with The AI Hub to develop AI solutions.
Free webinar offered by Durham College and Town of Ajax.
August 6 | 10 - 10:45am | Tweak your Network for Online
This free 45-minute primer by award-winning writer and PR professional Jenn Humphries shows you how to apply your networking skills online. Presented by APBOT
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered the way we live – limiting our travel, shuttering businesses and disrupting international supply chains. Despite this global instability, the Canada, United States, Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) came into force on July 1, 2020, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Presented by MaRS.
Up next on the virtual 1855 MASTERCLASS stage is none other than former Major League Baseball star and motivational speaker, Todd Stottlemyre for an exclusive presentation.
August 6 | 6:30 - 8:30pm | Durham Region Anti-Black Racism Town Hall
A conversation with the community to address how Regional policies and programs can help address systematic anti-Black racism in our community.
In this webinar, we'll be looking at how overall health culture, which includes physical, mental and financial health, is especially important during a crisis. And how going forward, this culture will be an integral part of group plans. Presented by Canadian Business Resilience Network
August 13 | 9 - 10am | IP Workshop: Trademarks 101
This workshop will explore what a trademark is, how to select one, and the process involved in obtaining and maintaining a trademark registration in Canada as well as considerations surrounding protecting your mark globally. Presented by Spark Centre.
This workshop will explore what a trademark is, how to select one, and the process involved in obtaining and maintaining a trademark registration in Canada as well as considerations surrounding protecting your mark globally. Presented by AI for Ajax
Ontario Small Business Centre (SBC) Webinars
August 7 | 9am - 12pm
In this workshop, participants are presented with a case study about expanding a product distribution network. Participants are taught key insights into marketing agreements, referral agreements and reseller agreements through the use of innovative, online contract drafting and learning tools. Presented by Entreprise Toronto SBC.
In this online webinar, learn steps to consider when launching your food business, including choosing the right business idea, financing options, market research, government regulations and licenses, and more. Presented by Mississauga SBC.
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