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.

For more information and to apply:
Please review the eligibility criteria before you apply.
Up! Practical Sales Talks - September 18
This event series Up Sales Talks is a series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.

Wednesday, 18 September. 8am - 9:30am
Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street, Whitby REGISTER NOW
Achieving Higher Sales in a Smoking Hot Sector-CANNABIS!
Even in medicine,  driving top line sales is critical if you want to survive and continue to meet the needs of your customers
Join us, as Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington, provides multidisciplinary therapies for patients that suffer from chronic pain, rheumatoid conditions, Crohn’s, IBS, Fibromyalgia, HIV, Insomnia and other related diseases-and pending some regulatory changes in October, will begin offering medical cannabis pain products to its patients throughout its clinic network and online.
The Clinic Network (TCN) is committed to supporting physicians who wish to acquire “working knowledge” of the science behind cannabinoids and how to effectively apply this knowledge within a clinical setting.
Elevate your brand with a robust public relations toolbox Workshop Series
BACD has partnered with good word communications to bring a series of workshops that will enable you to build a robust communications toolbox for your organization and help you elevate your brand and cultivate your (positive) reputation – now and in the future.
  • Key messages 101
  • Storytelling
  • Writing for multiple mediums
  • Blogging 101
  • Media relations 101
  • Media pitching 101
  • Media kit 101
  • Media interviews 101

Register for the upcoming session Thursday, 3 October at 9:30am
Key messages 101: building your PR foundation
Located in Durham Region, Good Word Communications is an integrated, full-service communications agency. We are a team of all-star communications professionals with niche writing, editing, media relations, crisis management, social media, media training, graphic design, photography, digital media and web design skills who believe that strong communication – written, verbal, visual and digital – and solid business results go hand in hand.
BACD Expert Network Profile
Jade Calver , Calver & Associates Canadian Immigration Services
Calver & Associates specialize in Canadian Immigration Law. With over ten years of experience in the immigration field, Calver & Associates offer a wide array of immigration services, their firm can assist you with the follow matters: work permits, study permits, Permanent Residency, Criminality issues, visa refusals, business immigration, and provincial immigration matters. All of our clients are managed by Jade personally to ensure that every client is happy with the outcome of their immigration case.

For more information, visit
Jeff Skelton , Roughly Insurance
Jeff has been with Roughley since 2005, and joined the company with over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry. He began his insurance career working on the insurance company side before making the move to the client side, and as such Jeff‚ brings a uniquely balanced perspective to his clients.

Jeff is a well-recognized member of the business communities in Durham Region, and can often be found a local business and charity events in the area. He is locally acknowledged as an expert in the area of business insurance, and Jeff is committed to educating and informing businesses of all sizes on the value and importance of managing risk using commercial insurance tools.

For more information, call 905-576-7770 or visit
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The weekly podcast offers relevant business content, events & workshops, tips, resources, interviews with experts, local businesses and BACD clients. Available on all major podcasting platforms including Apple, Google, Spotify & Breaker.

Want to be a guest on the show?
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BACD Client Profile
GentleCare Dental Hygiene Clinic, Surujnie Persaud

GentleCare Dental Hygiene Clinic offers a wide range of services to meet varying needs such as thorough exams and education, teeth cleaning / periodontal treatment, polishing / stain removal, oral cancer screening, desensitizing treatment, fluoride treatment, teeth whitening and denture cleaning. We provides easy payment options including direct billing to insurance companies and acceptance of Government dental assistance coverage. gentlecare-dental-hygiene-clinic
BACD Client News
Congratulations to client Pure+Simple Oshawa on their Grand Opening
Saturday, September 14th at 11:30am

  • Free skin consultations from
  • Pure + Simple founder, Jean Eng
  • Free underarm laser hair removal
  • Free sessions with Jane Iredale
  • Makeup Artist
  • Free flash facials

More info: Facebook page:
Visit Jeff Baker Woodworks Studio during the Uxbridge Studio Tour
Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 [10-5pm]

Address: 399 Ashworth Rd, Sandford, Uxbridge, ON L0C 1E0

RSVP for a chance to w i n a $1000 gift card & a limited edition Tree Ring Print
Congratulations to client Joan Jothi Saldana from Jothi Creative Wellness Inc. on the Grand Opening of HERSpace

Saturday, September 21st, 2pm - 6pm

Location: Arts Unleashed, 376 Kingston Rd. #7, Pickering, ON L1V 6K4

Congratulations to client Annika Kim on the Grand Opening of Arts Unleashed

Saturday, September 28th,
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Arts Unleashed, 376 Kingston Rd. #7, Pickering, ON L1V 6K4
Come in for your Arts Unleashed T-shirt and help us celebrate this momentous occasion. Refreshments, a community canvas and some hilarious costume and photo ops for families.
BACD Expert Workshops
Wed, Sep 4, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Using Workshops to Attract Profitable Sales Leads in Half the Time
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 12:00 PM EST
Ask an Expert - Building Your Brand for Success
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 9:00 AM EST
Ask an Expert - AWCCU Financial
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 10:30 AM EST
Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 6:00 PM EST
Websites Made Simple
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, Sep 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST
She Means Business - Women's Networking Event
Drinks and Dragons, Whitby
Wed, Sep 18. 2019 1:00 PM EDT
Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget
Seasons Clarington, Bowmanville
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 12:00 PM EST
BACD Biz Lunch
Jack Astor's Bar & Grill, Whitby
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 4:00 PM EST
Understanding Financial Statements
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 9:30 AM EST
Small Business Health and Safety
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 6:00 PM EST
Clarify Your Business Idea and Decide Where to Take It
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Thu, Sep 26, 2019 5:00 PM EST
Use Email Nurturing to Stand Apart and Connect With New Businesses
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
BACD Start Up Business Fundamental Workshops
Learn the foundations of business at these free workshops!
Wednesday, September 11

Thursday, September 12

Wednesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 18

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25
BACD's Event Listing:
Community Business Events and News
Looking for local businesses!
Love Your Local is the flagship event held by AWCCU where we shine a light on our community's amazing local businesses. It’ll be a fun-filled day with lots of food and activities! Over 300 guests attended last year and we are expecting that number to grow. We even won an Achievement in Marketing Excellence (AIME) award across all of Canada's Credit Unions!

The event will be held on Thursday, 12 September from 4-8pm at the AWCCU Financial office located at 322 King Street West, Oshawa. For more information, please contact Meg Cox at

To register as a vendor, please complete the Online Form
Ladies Learning Code, Durham Saturday, September 21, 10am - 2pm
This is a FREE event, as part of #National Ladies Learning Code Day

This introductory course is suitable for at any skill level. REGISTER
The Art of Leadership -
Toronto, September 24, 2019
Join over 1,500 leaders and participate in a full day of world-class learning, networking and inspiration.

REGISTER using promo code TORONTO21 and save $100 per pass.
Wholesale Academy Online Course
Wholesale Academy is the ONLY online program dedicated to helping you scale and grow your business through wholesale!

If you sell physical products and want to know how to get your products carried in stores, then this program is for you. Stop dreaming about how to get your products carried in stores and learn from a former Buyer and Sr. Category Manager who managed 1000 stores Canada and was responsible for deciding what products to be carried. Get inside access into what stores and buyers are looking for when evaluating products, so you can succeed at retail.

Brought to you by Bossurike.
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Digital Main Street Grant Program: 4 Steps To Apply for a Digital Transformation Grant!
  1. Confirm your eligibility at
  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 Durham Region businesses an opportunity to receive micro loans of up to $10,000. AWCCU say they look beyond your credit history when considering a micro loan for your business.

To learn more visit their website or contact Alka Malick on 905 728 3007 or email her at:
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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