BACD August 10, 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
We are looking for professionals and students who are passionate about supporting small businesses to overcome the challenges of breaking into the digital marketplace and succeed in the “new normal” of retail. 

You are hands on with businesses assisting in building out their digital / web presence and digital marketing content. Beyond this, we want to ensure businesses have the skills to continue succeeding in the future. You’ll empower business owners with the skills they need to optimize their efforts going forward by taking advantage of program partnerships, including but not limited to Social Media, Ecommerce, Digital Marketing and overall Web presence.

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
Dale Curran, DC Produce
DC Produce provides locally grown vegetables to my community. We have grown yellow and red onions, radishes, cherry and beefsteak tomatoes. Having this business and growing my own food has been very rewarding during this trying time. Facebook | Instagram
Erika Schwab, Projo
At Projo, we help kids in grades 4 to 8 refine their project skills, getting them results. Each student gets their own Project Master to provide adaptable guidance and teach them the secret techniques of acing school projects. We help our students learn life skills, tools for school projects, communication, good habits for success in school, and abstract thinking. All through project-based learning! Facebook | Instagram
Danielle Murphy, Insight Media
Insight Media is a marketing agency that connects businesses with local Nano-Influencers to promote their brand and reach the right audience. Insight Media creates, manages and measures brand's campaigns on Instagram.
Wonea Dyer, Knots by Wonelove
KnotsbyWonelove is organic (natural process) slow fashion-a handmade to order crochet swim and apparel brand. Bringing a fresh and new twist to a traditional style of constructing fashion, while including and celebration the beauty in our confidence and femme fatale but also honour the tenderness within all of us soft, beautiful and powerful women. Website | Instagram
Heather Frempong, COMHEALTH
In this episode, Patrice Esper from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Heather Frempong, the owner of COMHEALTH. In this interview, Heather talks about why she decided to bring COMHEALTH into action and how she plans to use her business to help others during the pandemic.

Feel free to connect with Heather: Website | Facebook | Instagram |
In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Francesca Schettini, the owner of By Francesca, xo Weddings & Events and a BACD board member.

In this interview, Francesca talks about her wedding/floral company and how it has been doing during the pandemic. She also talks about self care and how she has been keeping a positive mindset during this time.
Free feel to connect with Francesca: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn
BACD Entrepreneur Programs
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. APPLY NOW
This week's BACD Business Events
Tue, Aug 11, 2020 9:30 AM EST
How To Get Clients and Customers With Google
Tue, Aug 11, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Wed, Aug 12, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning
Wed, Aug 12, 2020 1:00 PM EST
30 Ways to Market Your Business
Partner Programs & Funding
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 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
The Maker's Collective Side Hustle Hub and Side Hustle 101
The Maker's Collective has built a grassroots community, an ecosystem of experts and a system to take your side hustle from idea to action.
Join the Side Hustle Hub's membership community to access resources and tools and a monthly online training session to build the skills you need to take your side hustle to the next level.

BACD Partner Webinars
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
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.
In 2020, Teeny Tiny Summits will be moving to a virtual format featuring a series of three webinars. These webinars virtual 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.
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