Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week is this month!
November 12th to 16th #DoItInDurham
Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week - Over 50 business events!
Join Durham Region's entrepreneurial community and celebrate “Doing it in Durham!”

REGISTER ONLINE Please CANCEL if you CANNOT ATTEND an event to allow others to register. Some events are already waitlisted.
Wednesday, November 14th
Up! Sales Talks #DoItInDurham
Join us for UP! A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.

Russ Montague, President & CEO, Co-Founder at Nerd Block
Join Russ Montague as he walks you through his journey from start-up to exit, and everything in between, including all the good, bad, and ugly, that accompanies being an entrepreneur. 

With a focus on sales and growth, Russ will discuss the pressures, pitfalls, and hidden obstacles that entrepreneurs face every day, will share his list of “10 Commandments” that every entrepreneur should follow, and will discuss what entrepreneurs should be looking forward to after the subsequent exit of their company be it sale or wind-down. 

Time: 8:00am - 9:30am Location: Whitby Centennial Building, Whitby REGISTER
Wednesday, November 14th #DoItInDurham
Semifinals are now complete!
From 124 entrants to the final 10!
Join us for the Pitch2Win Finale Come out to meet the local businesses, watch some awesome presentations, network, ask questions and enjoy good food and entrepreneurial spirit at work!

Free event 6pm - 9pm
Whitby Council Chambers, Whitby
Friday, November 16 #DoItInDurham
Do It In Durham 2018 Wrap Up Celebration
Now is the time to relax with fellow entrepreneurs, BACD, FastStartDC clients, community friends, mentors and new connections!

Free event 4pm - 6pm
Durham College Centre for Collaborative Education (CfCE), Oshawa REGISTER
November BACD Events
Thursday, November 8th
All About The Money

This seminar is about finding Financing and Funding to start or grow your Business!
  • Where to look for government grants
  • Types of grants available
  • Requirements for government grants
  • Requirements for financing
  • How to prepare for financing

1pm - 2:30pm @The Maker's Hub, Oshawa
Cost: $10 / Free to members of The Makers Hub REGISTER
Tuesday, November 22nd
The Conscious Canvas – Your Business Model
In this interactive session we will learn about the building blocks for a successful business and complete a canvas a.k.a "A One Page Business Plan"
2pm - 3pm @The Collective Offices, Bowmanville
Cost: $28.25 REGISTER
Tuesday, November 27th
BACD Biz Lunch
Our networking lunch is for businesses who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual setting. 

12pm - 2pm @Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering  REGISTER
Wednesday, November 28th
The Legal Kit: Electronic Commerce Agreements
In this session, Lawyer Pavel Malysheuski from Law firm Lockyear + Hein will talk about the different legal documents you need for your e-commerce business:- Electronic Commerce Agreements such as Privacy Statements, Terms of Use, CASL and GDPR

9am - 11am @ BACD Office Cost: $20 (+HST) REGISTER
Wednesday, November 28th
Pricing For Profit
Presented by Teresa Shaver, BACD

Having the right pricing is key to success in business. In this session we will cover the costs of your business and how to ascertain the right pricing for your products and services.

Time: 6 :30pm - 8:00pm Location: The Maker's Hub, Oshawa Cost : $15 / Free to members of The Makers Hub REGISTER
Thursday, November 29th
Spiritual Principles for your Business
Presented by Teresa Shaver, BACD

In this session we will look at principles and tools from the Law of attraction to help you attract more abundance to your business and your life.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Bowmanville  Cost: $28.25 REGISTER
BACD Business Fundamentals Training Sessions
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 .
BACD Start Up Sessions

November 8 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm

November 21 @ 4:30pm - 6:00pm

November 29 @ 9:30am - 11:00am
Business Planning
November 6 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Marketing & Sales
November 21 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Financials & Operations
November 22 @ 9:30am - 11:30am
Expert Network Profile
Mark Salonius, ProActive IT Technical Services
ProActive IT Technical Services provides technical services for Small & Medium Sized businesses. 

We ensure you keep your business running while we take care of the technology headache that can accompany running that business.

We specialize in: 
  • Managed IT Services (Monthly protection for your business) 
  • Voice Over IP (VOIP) 
  • Network & Security Cabling 
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery

For more information, please contact Mark at: 647-483-7093 or
Visit his website:
BACD Client Profiles, Awards and News!
HouseLife Services
Karen Hudson & Heather Johnson
Downsizing, Moving Assistance for the busy family and a second set of hands for the hectic household. HouseLife takes on your To Do list and gets it DONE!

Services include:
  • Moving Management Services
  • Home Staging Services
  • Senior Downsizing & Transition
  • Estate Clearing Services
  • The Busy Home
  • Household Insurance Claims/Emergency Renovations

To learn more about Karen & Heather's services, please contact Karen at: 905-244-7667 or
Blue Phoenix Studios takes flight in Whitby
Congratulations to Blue Phoenix Studios in the opening of their studio at 10 Sunray St., Unit 13, in Whitby.

Blue Phoenix Studios is a partnership between Tony Balmforth, Pascal Zois, Abby Locke and Kai Ajayi and is Durham Region’s new multi-purpose space for photographers, film makers, talk shows, dancers and other creative artists.
Congratulations to Rebecca Munn
Voted the Number One Sewing School in Durham Region!

Rebecca operates a sewing studio in Whitby, where she teaches over 250 students a week the lost art of sewing. Rebecca teaches all ages and has provided our community the chance to learn a skill that has been taken away from our school system. 

Visit the website:
Community News & Events
Monday, November 26, 2018
Alma Latina's Networking Breakfast
  • Alma Latina Online Magazine -- Online Marketing
  • The Welcome Centre - Mentoring Program
  • BACD Business Advisory Centre Durham

Free event 10am to 12pm @BACD Offices, Whitby
REGISTER - Limited Tickets
Funding for Women’s Entrepreneurship
The full and equal participation of women in the economy is essential to Canada’s competitiveness because when women succeed, everyone succeeds.

In the Budget 2018, the federal government launched the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. Click for more information
Durham Workforce Authority
Durham 'Under 25' Survey
The Durham Workforce Authority wants to hear from youth 25 years and younger who are living, working or going to school in the Durham Region.

We are interested in learning about education and employment trends, to help shape the services and programs offered in the community. The survey will be completely confidential, and your personal information will not be linked to your survey responses.

Take the survey and be entered in an optional prize draw for an iPad, gift cards and other prizes! Thank you!
Impairment, Marijuana and the Workplace
Workplace impairment, whether by fatigue, use of drugs (over the counter, prescription, illicit, marijuana) or consumption of alcohol, can have serious consequences.
Durham Youth Entrepreneurial Program
Fifteen (15) PAID $$$ positions are now open to unemployed and out of school youth to
be involved in a Government Sponsored Skills Link Entrepreneurial Program in the
Durham area
  • Particularly youth from culturally- different backgrounds who want to improve knowledge and skills in starting up and managing their own business
  • A five (5) months in-take. (Mon-Fri) Skills Link Youth Entrepreneurial Program
  • Compensation is based on minimum wage

Eligible participants must be:
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons on whom refugee protection has been granted
  • Age 18-30, Unemployed and Out-of-School, with sound interest and experience, in being self employed.
  • Not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits

E-mail your resume to: Phone:(905) 839-4953
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!