Business Bytes - Happenings in the Business Community
Welcome to our new business Hangout starting January 2019!
As of January 2019, BACD is excited to offer the Biz Hangout - in our boardroom for BACD clients. 

Entrepreneurship can be lonely for many, so bring your laptops, extension cords, business challenges, ideas, enthusiasm and connect with other entrepreneurs. 

Starts January 7, 2019
Space is limited.
Register to secure your seat!

Changing your environment often opens new opportunities, inspiration and great conversations!

  • 2nd and 4th Monday of each month 
  • 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Free WiFi
  • bring a toonie for coffee/tea
  • BACD business advisors will be on hand as you may need
Congratulations to Rebecca Munn
The BACD Pitch2Win Business Competition was held during Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week 2018 and was a great night with 10 local businesses pitching to win 1 of the top 3 prizes.

1st Prize Winner - Rebecca Munn,

To see the bios of the finalist and semi-finalist, please visit
The 10 Finalists
The Judges & BACD's Teresa Shaver
1st Prize Winner - Rebecca Munn
December Business Events
December 5 @ 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Keep Calm and Close the Deal
ROI: 12+ Closing Techniques

BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Whitby
 Cost: $38.10   REGISTER
December 6 @ 9:30am - 10:30am
Sharing Your Story Through Video
Learn how you can use video content to promote your business, improve marketing efforts, and build a loyal audience.

Location : BACD Office, 3000 Garden Street, Whitby
Cost: $10 (+ EventBrite fee) REGISTER
December 7 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
BACD Business Mentoring Session
Tax Tips for 2019 with guest presenter, Shaelene McInnis from Books In Line, accounting services expert.

BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Whitby 
December 12 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Knowing Your Numbers
It's important to have a good sense of your budgets, expenses, forecasting, breaking even and what the tax deductible business expenses are. In this session we will cover this and good record keeping practises so that there are no fines or penalties for your business.

Location: The Collective Offices, 93 King Street West, Bowmanville, ON
BACD Business Fundamentals Workshops
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 .
December 5 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Start Up Session
December 6 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Business Fundamentals - Marketing & Sales
December 11 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm
 Business Fundamentals - Financial & Operations REGISTER
December 12 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Start Up Session
December 13 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Business Fundamentals: Business Planning
December 19 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
 Business Fundamentals - Marketing & Sales
Nella Deluca, Nella Casa Bella
We are a full service Home Staging, Decorating and Styling company servicing homeowners, realtors and property investors in the Toronto Area and Durham Region. With our extensive selection of rental furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories, we can help showcase your vacant or occupied home or condo to look its best. 

Our passion and expertise is transforming existing spaces into model homes or condos showcasing and highlighting features while adding value. The Open House ready home inevitably attracts more buyers helping you sell your home faster and often for more money. 
We value our relationships with each and every one of our customers. Your satisfaction is and will always be our top priority. 

For more information, contact her at:
Business Phone: (416) 8434958
December 4, 2018
Ignite Gala 2018
Join us as we mix and mingle with the Durham community, meet and greet the Ignite finalists then join us for an intimate, innovative panel discussion with key industry players working to make Durham Region the next innovative hub.

We will end the evening with the announcement and celebration of the 5 Ignite winners!

Abilities Centre , 55 Gordon Street, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2 
5pm to 9pm Buy Tickets
Thank you to our 2018 Executive Partner
To learn about their services, please visit their website:
BACD - the go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!