December 2019 Business Bytes
The BACD offices will close for the holidays on Friday, December 20th at 12pm and reopen on Friday, January 3rd at 8:30am
BACD Entrepreneurial Programs
NEW - Women's Entrepreneurship Program
Offering entrepreneurial women virtual & in-person business support to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan.

Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program - NEW SESSION starts in January
Starter Company PLUS is a program that provides training, mentoring and an opportunity to get a grant of up to $5,000. To qualify for this program businesses need to be market ready, looking to expand or buying a business in Durham Region.

BACD Expert Network Profiles
Dustin Kellow , Durham Recruiting
Durham recruiting is a full-service agency providing recruiting related services bridging the gap between the businesses and the residents of Durham Region.

Dustin and Diane Kellow have developed a proprietary hiring process known as the Kellow Approach™, that is the most rigorous and bespoke in the recruiting industry based on client feedback.
Visit their website:
Kevin Smith , The Story Architect
We help startups and small businesses unleash their story by helping them understand the needs of your customers and develop ideal messaging that will resonate and convert new clients.

Visit their website:
BACD Client News
BACD clients win at the Whitby Chamber of Commerce Peter Perry Awards
Durham Recruiting - New Business of the Year
KI Health and Wellness - Business Achievement Award 1-15 Employees
January 2020 Events
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Community Business News
Fair Finance Fund for the Agri/Food Sector
The Fair Finance Fund (“Fund”) is a non-profit social finance fund dedicated to providing loans and mentorship services to local food and farm enterprises that value strong local food systems, local economies, and a healthy planet. They provide funding in the agri/food sector for those who may not qualify for more traditional forms of financing.
Microfinance for Small Business
BACD and AWCCU have partnered to offer businesses an opportunity to receive microfinance of up to $10K.

For more info visit our website or contact a BACD business advisor
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsor - AWCCU Financial

To learn about their services, visit the website:
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