BACD July 2020 Update
BACD's physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open virtually weekdays 8:30am - 4:30pm

COVID-19 Resources and Toolbox: Invest Durham and BACD Biz Toolbox
We want to hear about the economic impacts that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having on your business and your community. Your feedback will help us develop a plan for economic recovery. Closing date: August 31, 2020 Complete survey now
COVID-19 Updates
Durham Region has Community Reopening Toolkits that includes information regarding which businesses are allowed to be open, workplace safety information including free downloads of required health and safety signage to be used during COVID-19.

Here BACD received their toolkit from the Town of Whitby. If you are in the Town of Whitby get yours from: or your ward councillor
Ontario Encourages Support of Local Small Businesses Province - "Shop Local! Shop Safe! Shop with Confidence!" campaign
The POST Promise training & education platform is a voluntary declaration from a business to its customers and employees. Show your business is taking steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
BACD YouTube Channel
We talk about 2020 giving us CLEAR VISION!

Learn more about Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse of My Empowered Learning. Author, Business Strategist, Coach and a member of the BACD Board.

Uchechi will share her entrepreneur journey, using the power of mindset and shifting your energy to reach the goals you have.
Digital Main Street has new programs to help small businesses to get online during COVID-19

ShopHERE provides independent small businesses and artists with a quick, easy and no-cost way to get selling online right away.

Provides Digital Transformation training and guidance a grant of up to $2,500. Restrictions apply read more at the link.
Upcoming BACD Business Events
Tue, Jul 14, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Canada Revenue Agency Webinar for Small Corporations
Wed, Jul 15, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales
July 22 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

In this 90 minute FREE online training session, you’ll be introduced to the Side Hustle Starter Kit methodology and tools to help kickstart your journey with side hustling. Then, you’ll hear from a panel of experienced side hustlers about their journeys and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get coaching from the panel.

Free BACD Business Training Workshops - July 2020
Start Up Session: July 22
Business Masterclass: July 29
Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations: July 30

BACD Partner Webinars
July 14 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presented by Invest Durham
July 14th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presented by Digital Main Street
Webinars across Ontario
It Is more important than ever to tell your story effectively to consumers and customers. Consumers are shopping differently in store and online. Your products need to be on their list before they start shopping. Tell your story in food and beverage.
This webinar will focus on how to make professional-looking video techniques and how Adding a video to your campaign increases your chances of being spotted when the average joe googles something related to what you are offering. Presented by York Small Business Centre.
This webinar will focus on Best Practices for Delivering Virtual Classroom Training. Presented by York Small Business Centre.
July 22 | 10 - 11:30 am |   Content Marketing 101
This webinar will cover how to create a simple content marketing plan to help build your online brand and your business. Learn about tips, tools and best practices on how to get started generating creative, persuasive, and engaging content to help your customers find you online, increase sales and improve customer loyalty. Presented by Mississauga Small Business Centre
BACD Entrepreneur Programs 2020
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. APPLY NOW
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