Spaces available for March 6
Starter Company Plus Grant Program
The Starter Company Plus program provides training, mentoring and an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. This program is for market ready business in Durham Region.

APPLY NOW: Application deadline February 26 at 5pm
She Means Business - Whitby
Thursday February 6 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Milestones Restaurant, Whitby TICKETS

This month, we are partnering with Milestones Whitby to host this event and supply light refreshments. Drinks are not included, however the daily feature for Thursday is 25% off Canadian VQA wines!
UP Sales Talks - Ajax
Wednesday, 4 March | 8:00am to 11.30am
Audley Recreation Centre,  1955 Audley Rd, Ajax

UP SALES TALKS is a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel.

They have been in the sales trenches, have had sleepless nights, business frustrations, stress, challenges and obstacles - just like YOU may be facing today - but all those challenges and frustrations lead to sales and success and that’s what they’ll share with you. Receive tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your salesstrategy and make a difference right away, but most of all, 


BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business!
BACD Expert Network
Afshan Ahmed, Afshan Ahmad CPA Professional Corp.
Afshan is a goal-driven, highly organized, and results oriented accounting professional with over 15 years in the accounting service industry.

In her accounting practice, she has helped start up businesses, independent contractors, construction businesses, IT companies, and professional businesses with their accounting and tax needs.

Visit her website for more information
Leon Efraim, Thomas Efraim LLP, Barristers & Solicitors
The Thomas Efraim LLP team provides business and real estate legal services. From legal business inquiries to legal real estate inquiries, he knows how stressful things can be, which is why he's here to provide you with accurate advice to help you through the process.

For more information, visit his website
Corette Miller, new INITIATIVES HR Consulting Inc.
Corette brings over 15 years’ experience as a human resources professional to large and small corporations. Her company, New INITIATIVES HR, helps clients learn about and how to deal with matters within the realm of Human Resources. Clients have valued Corette’s fresh, plain-language presentations and her practical, straight-talking approach to HR.

Visit her website for more information
BACD Expert Workshops
Professional Headshot Day
Wednesday, February 5
12pm - 5pm
BACD Offices, Whitby
The Secrets to Instagram Hashtags and Stories For Your Business
Thursday, February 13
9:30am - 12:00pm,
BACD Offices, Whitby TICKETS
20 Content Ideas for 2020
Thursday, February 20
9:30am - 12:00pm
BACD Offices, Whitby
BACD Biz Lunch
Tuesday February 25
12pm - 2pm
State & Main, Whitby
Building the Foundation of Success for Your Artisan Business
Wednesday, February 26
12:00pm - 2:30pm, BACD Offices, Whitby
Free Business Fundamentals Workshops in February

Start Up Session ; Wed 5, Thurs 13, Wed 19, Thurs 27
Business Planning : Wed 12
Marketing & Sales : Wed 19
Financials & Operations : Tue 25

For BACD's event listing, please visit our website:
2020 Business News
Durham Region Broadband Survey
Durham Region recognizes the importance of adequate broadband infrastructure for the well-being and economic competitiveness of the region’s residents, businesses and institutions. It’s a vital piece of modern infrastructure that prepares us for the digital future.

 READ MORE Click here to access the broadband survey
Are you female and starting a new business? Need help? Apply now for the Women's Entrepreneurship Program
Offering entrepreneurial women virtual & in-person business support to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan.

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
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
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsor
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