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October BACD Happenings
Apply Now for the Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program
Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who are market ready, looking to expand or buying a business in Durham Region.

Go to bacd.ca/starter-company-plus to review the eligibility criteria and to apply
Dominate the Digital Virtual Conference
BACD is offering a space to view this 1-day online digital marketing conference is jam-packed with the most important facts, tools, tips and trends to quickly get your message seen, read, heard and clicked on.

Wednesday, October 2, 9am - 5pm
BACD Office, Whitby. REGISTER to reserve your spot
Small Business Forum
Taking place during Small Business Week, Heart of Networking Events has partnered with BACD to bring you our 6th annual full day Small Business Forum for Connection, Education and Opportunity!

Tuesday, October 15, 8am - 4pm
Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Drive, Ajax
REGISTER yourself plus a friend (new to HofN) for just $90 plus HST!

Win 1 of 10 free tickets courtesy of BACD for the Small Business Forum*.
Please email clientservices@bacd.ca to request a free ticket. First come, first served.
*Only available to NEW attendees of Heart of Networking Events
Up! Practical Sales Talks
Be inspired at this networking event as you listen to our guest speaker share their entrepreneurial journey of crafting their sales techniques and tactics to build a successful business.

Wednesday, October 16, 8am - 9:30am, Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre, Street, Whitby REGISTER
Navigating the Waters of Successful Business Ownership
Local business owner Barry Mount, co-founder and President of HMA The BENEFITS People will take you through the trials and tribulations he’s experienced over the past 35 years of building a business with integrity, and how you can use these fundamentals to maintain long term success, both at work and in life.
BACD Expert Network Profile
Pavel Malysheuski , Lockyer + Hein LLP Law Firm
Pavel Malysheuski is a corporate/commercial lawyer at Lockyer + Hein LLP, a full service law firm. He provides counsel to clients in a wide variety of industries in all aspects of business law, focusing on business organization and reorganization, private share and asset acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and finance, commercial contracts, and franchise law. Pavel also assists clients with business succession and estates planning.

For more information, visit their website: lhlaw.ca
Kevin D'Arcy , ThinkFuel Marketing
ThinkFuel Marketing specializes in three core areas of business growth: lead generation, customer acquisition, and competitive advantage. We accomplish this through a variety of inbound marketing and inbound sales services including: buyer persona development, search engine optimization (SEO), content writing (blogs, eBooks, white papers), authority building, link building, marketing automation, sales enablement, email marketing, pay-per-click advertising, and data analytics.

For more info, call (844) 428 8185 or visit their website: thinkfuel.ca
BACD Client News
Congratulations to BACD Client, Durham Recruiting for being recognized as the 15th fastest growing company in Canada by Maclean’s and Canadian Business Magazine
Durham Recruiting has been a business in Oshawa since 2017 and has grown significantly since then, becoming a vital part of the downtown core. Durham Recruiting has dedicated their life work and business to matching people (many of them commuters) with local businesses focusing on the ‘right’ fit for both parties.
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

Thu, Oct 3, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Click Bait! How to Write Irresistible Newsletter Content
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 9:30 AM EST
How to Use Inbound Marketing to Find, Attract, and Retain Customers
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 4:00 PM EST
The Money Side of Business
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Using Pinterest for Business Growth
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tues, Oct 22 2019 12:00 PM EDT
BACD Biz Lunch
Jack Astors, Pickering Town Centre
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 9:30 AM EST
QuickBooks Training 101
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Oct 23, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Taking Facebook Business from Zero to Hero
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), Whitby
Thur, Oct 24 2019 9:30 AM EDT
Podcasting for Business – The basics!
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, Oct 29 2019 9:00 AM EDT
6 Secrets to Igniting your Marketing Plan - for non profits
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
For BACD's event listing, please visit our website: bacd.ca/events
Community Business Events and News
FastStart Fireside Chat -
Lauren Bull: Side Hustle Success
Meet Lauren Bull, Senior Marketing Manager at 360insights, and Founder of successful startup, Canoe & Lake as she walks us through her experience as a full-time employee, parent, and business owner.

Wednesday, October 2, 5pm - 6pm
360insights Entrepreneurship Centre, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa REGISTER
Business Intuition Development Program
This one of a kind program will teach you how to make better business decisions and become a better negotiator with Intuitive Perceiving, Anticipating, Connections and Expressing. The concepts and techniques covered will change the way you approach decision making in the business, and perhaps, in life. 

Saturday, October 26 , 10am - 2pm
Ajax Rotary Park Pavilion, 177 Lake Driveway W, Ajax.
To register contact: Info@icpmpros.com or (416) 877 8045
Digital Main Street Grant Program: 4 Steps To Apply for a Digital Transformation Grant!
  1. Confirm your eligibility at www.digitalmainstreet.ca/ontario
  2. Create a main street business account on Digital Main Street
  3. Complete the online digital transformation training program
  4. Submit your completed application + digital transformation plan for review
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 their website or contact Alka Malick on 905 728 3007
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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 www.greengeeks.com
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsor
To learn about their services, visit their website: www.awccu.com
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