November BACD Happenings
Apply Now for the Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program
Starter Company PLUS is a program that provides training, mentoring and an opportunity to get a grant of up to $5,000.

Businesses need to be market ready, looking to expand or buying a business in Durham Region.

Go to to review the eligibility criteria and to apply
Up! Sales Talks
Be inspired as you listen to our guest speaker share their
secrets to success in their entrepreneurial journey!

FREE and includes a light breakfast

Wednesday, November 13, 8am - 9:30am, Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre, Street, Whitby REGISTER
Jennifer Renda
President & CEO, DIVERSO & Angel Investor
Winner: Angel of the Year
Jennifer will share the challenges, tribulations and learnings she has experienced as an Entrepreneur and how these experiences have shaped the growth of her company. She will also share her navigation into the Angel community and how that has impacted her growth professionally and personally. 
Do It In Durham 2019 - 51 events in 5 days!
For more info and to register, visit:

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BACD Expert Network Profile
Denise Branton , Branton Law Professional Corporation
The team at Branton Law offers legal services to owners and operators of small to mid-size businesses; from startups who need to get their legal footing, to companies that have been in business for decades.

Branton Law Professional Corporation offers services in the areas of: Corporate/Commercial; Real Estate - Personal and Commercial; Wills & Estates - Personal and Corporate.

For more information, visit their website:
Vanessa Sosiak , Sixth Workshop
Vanessa Sosiak has been developing brand identities and solutions for businesses for 2 decades. Her dynamic approach to design goes beyond the expected and extremely enjoys seeing her clients build profitable companies that stand out in this complex, consumer-driven world.

Sixth Workshop has a simple goal… develop creative solutions to communicate with today’s consumers that reach target audiences efficiently and effectively.

For more info, visit their website:
BACD Client News
Congratulations to BACD Client, Yamini Mistry on the opening of MyLife Rehab & Wellness

Yamini came to BACD to help her understand the business side of running her own physiotherapy practice. We are so proud of her now starting her own practice in her own space!

The practice is located at 10 Meadowglen Drive, Whitby, ON L1R 3P8. For more information, please visit the website
BACD Expert Workshops
Looking for information on steps to start a business?
Attend our free Business Fundamentals workshops : Start Up Session; Business Planning; Marketing & Sales; Financials & Operation

Social Selling with Linkedin - hands on in-depth!
Thursday, November 5
9:30am - 12:30pm, BACD Offices, Whitby
Ask an Expert - AWCCU Financial
Wednesday, November 6
1pm - 2pm, BACD Offices, Whitby
She Means Business - last one for 2019!
Wednesday, November 6
4pm - 6pm, All or Nothing Brewhouse & Distillery, Oshawa
Work & Wellness
Tuesday, November 26
10am - 1pm,BACD Offices, Whitby
BACD Biz Lunch
Tuesday, November 26
12pm - 2pm, Jack Astors, Whitby
For BACD's event listing, please visit our website:
Community Business Events and News
Durham Workforce Authority
Complete the Durham Workforce Authority Market Research Survey
The purpose of this study is to explore employment in the Durham Region through the skills, education and support systems that exist and are utilized by the workforce.

Complete the survey to be entered into a random grand prize drawing to win one of a five iPads, or one of fifteen gift cards (5 available in each denomination of $50, $100, and $250) to various retailers. Click to complete the survey
Become a Vendor at the Pickering Christmas Market - November 29-30th
Graymatter Marketing Solutions is hosting the Pickering Christmas Market at Esplanade Park on November 29-30th in conjunction with Pickering’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Friday night.

Graymatter Marketing Solutions is offering a BACD Preferred Vendor Rate of $125 +HST.
To register as a vendor, complete the vendor application and send it to mentioning you are a BACD client.
Microfinance for Small Business
BACD and AWCCU have partnered to offer businesses an opportunity to receive microfinance of up to $10K. AWCCU say they look beyond your credit history when considering this for your business.

To learn more visit our website or contact a BACD business advisor
Paypal Introduces business loans for Canadian Businesses Read the Article
Website Hosting from GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks web hosting platform is specially engineered to perform while being environmentally friendly. Experience the best speed technology, better security, and down-to-earth technical support. Hosting starts at $2.95 per month.

If you have hosting elsewhere and it is coming up for renewal, now is the time to switch. GreenGeeks services also offers free website migration
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