BACD Happenings
We have made it to 20 years!!!

Come celebrate 20 years supporting Durham Region's entrepreneurs on May 31st

Friday, May 31st. 11:30am - 1:30pm Location: BACD Offices Register
11:30am - Networking and refreshments
12:00pm - Welcome, Guest Speakers and Presentations
12:30pm - AWCCU Launch of the Micro Loan Program
Are you a Student aged 15-29 with a business idea?

Learn to be your own boss! 

The Summer Company Student Entrepreneurship program provides training and up to $3,000 to help get your business launched.

Application deadline is May 19th

To apply, contact Ashley McBride , Summer Company Coordinator at:

Learn more at:
UP Practical Sales Talks - May 15, 2019
Now in its 3rd year, UP is an event series of practical and candid sales talks from experts in the trenches.


Join us to hear Neville Joffe , Author, Executive Educator, Business Acumen Training and Financial Literacy Expert.

Presentation title: An Ace Up Your Sleeve
How to manage the highs, lows, ups and downs during your journey to becoming a successful sales professional and entrepreneur.

Wednesday, May 15th, 8:00am. Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street, Whitby Register
Are you a Non Profit and bored with your marketing? Let's re-ignite your strategy!

In this hands on workshop, we will cover the essentials of cause marketing to raise the impact of your non profit or charity organization.

"This workshop was so informative it could have been a whole day!" P.C.

"Great ideas for what I want to do to help my non profit!" S.S

Wednesday, May 29th. 2pm to 5pm Tickets
Workshop sponsored by Digital Main Street. This beginner workshop covers everything you need to know, from choosing and registering a domain name, to building the website itself, to making sure it’s secure. 

Ajax. Tuesday, May 7th. 9:30am. Register
BACD Expert Workshops
Thu, May 9, 2019 1:00 PM EST
Ask an Expert - AWCCU Financial
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Mon, May 13, 2019 9:30 AM EST
BACD Biz Hangout - come co-work with us!
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, May 14, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Creative Storytelling for Business
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, May 16, 2019 1:00 PM EST
Employment Standards Act Overview
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, May 21, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Facebook Ads for Beginners
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, May 22, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Small Business Health and Safety
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, May 28, 2019 12:00 PM CST
BACD Biz Lunch
Jack Astor's Bar & Grill, Whitby
Tue, May 28, 2019 2:00 PM EST
Build a Winning Website!
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
BACD Start Up Business Fundamental Workshops
Learn the foundations of business at these free workshops!

Thursday, May 2
Start Up Session @ 4:30pm

Wednesday, May 8

Wednesday, May 8
Start Up Session @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, May 15

Thursday, May 16
Start Up Session @ 9:30am

Thursday, May 22

Tuesday, May 28
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BACD Expert Network Profile
Dawn Finnegan, Caravel Law
Caravel Law does business differently. At Caravel Law, we pride ourselves on providing outside counsel that feels like in-house expertise. It’s trusted advice from experienced lawyers at a cost that is a fraction of most law firms.

Services include: Employment, Immigration, IP, IT, Business Law including Business Organization and Reorganization, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Finance, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Real Estate, Shareholder Agreements, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Franchise agreements.

For more information, contact Dawn Finnegan on 416-801-0375 or
Community Business Events and News
Digital Main Street Forum
This free forum presents technology and digital concepts to help main street businesses adopt technology in their business activity and marketing.

Friday, May 10th, Toronto City Hall Register
Employment Standards Self Service Tool
The Ministry of Labour is excited to announce the launch of the Employment Standards Self Service Tool.

The tool is designed to make it easier for employers and employees in Ontario to understand and comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also includes calculations to determine whether the amount paid to an employee meets the minimum standards of the ESA. To learn more:
The 2019, WISE 50 over 50 Awards are now open and accepting applications!
The 2019 WISE 50 over 50 Award recognizes and celebrates hard-working, experienced Canadians who have started their business after the age of 50. Nominate an entrepreneur who started a business after the age 50
Office for Rent in Pickering
Location Unit 9, 1080 Brock Road, Pickering (401 and Brock Road). Office and warehouse is approximately 1000 sq feet, cost about $1300. Dock load, heated. The space is available immediately.

Contact Catherine Cai for more information at 416-986-1123 or
Thank you to our 2019 Executive Partner
To learn about their services, please visit their website:
BACD - the go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!