June 14, 2021
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
BACD has been nominated for the Readers' Choice Award 2021 DurhamRegion.com Ajax/Pickering

Town of Whitby Economic Development Strategy
Businesses and residents are invited to share their feedback to help inform the development of the Town's new Economic Development Strategy until Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
PROFIT New-to-Exporting Virtual Webinar Series: July – August 2021
This series of 9 workshops is for Ontario agri-food and beverage producers and processors who want to export products to the United States (U.S.). The workshops will be providing information on the necessary compliance regulations and market requirements. Register now
Ernest Ogunleye receives Distinguished Human Resources Professional Award
The HRPA Awards of Distinction are awarded each year to HRPA members who have exemplified excellence in the HR field. Recipients are rewarded for consistently demonstrating their skill, professionalism, dedication, and hard work in their profession.
Business for Sale
Successful, turnkey, non-franchise technology business for sale in Durham region. Owners retiring. Recession/pandemic-proof essential service, established 15 years ago. Loyal and long-term B2B and B2C client base. Some basic computer and mechanical knowledge helpful but owners will provide all training necessary to ensure continued success. Serious inquiries only. Contact: Imtiaz Munshi, Broker C: 647-460-0057
BACD Services for New and Existing Businesses
Meet with a Virtual Business Advisor today!
BACD is offering more hours to help business who have been affected with COVID-19. You can meet with an advisor between 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our FREE Advisory Servicesinclude support with:
- Grants and loans
- Regulatory requirements
- Business recovery strategy
- Digital marketing
- eCommerce & tech solutions

To book an appointment, simply contact us: clientservices@bacd.ca | 905-668-4949
Starter Company Plus - Next intake July 2021
This entrepreneurial program is for existing business owners operating between 1 to 3 years who are ready to start (market ready/ready to sell) to expand (hiring employees, contractors or getting a location) or buying a business in Durham Region.

The program includes business training, mentorship and an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. Visit the webpage to apply and to review the eligibility criteria
Women's Entrepreneurship Program
This women's program is virtual coaching & mentoring to help start a new business plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. For businesses operating less than 6 months. Learn More
Digital Main Street Program
Receive free digital services from our Digital Main Street squad. This program is available to business over 1 year in operation who have a physical location - (commercial lease or own a commercial building).

To get started CREATE AN ACCOUNT. Or if you are located in Durham Region, you can send an email to orzaladss@bacd.ca and request an appointment.
Digital Main Street ShopHere Program
ShopHere provides small business and artists with free help to create an e-Commerce website.
These local service providers are ready to help you grow your business.
Erin Rochon, Rochon & Associates Professional Bookkeeping
A boutique bookkeeping firm specializing in working with Legal, Medical and Dental clients, as well as small business owners needing training and mentorship with Quickbooks. Their proactive approach to bookkeeping ensures you are up to date on your financials. On-site and off-site services available.

Includes Expense and Income Tracking, Bank Reconciliations, Expense Reporting, Vendor/Supplier Cost Reviews, Expense Management, Accounts Payables & Receivables, HST Remittances, Payroll, WSIB Submission, Trust Account Reconciliation,

Connect with Erin: | 289-675-1720 | hello@erinrochon.ca | Website
BACD Client Business Launch
Derrik Stevenson, Mighty Harvest
Mighty Harvest is the first vertical farm in Durham Region selling fresh produce directly to customers. Their product is grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides making it not only the freshest product available, but the healthiest and cleanest too. The farming technique uses about 90% less water than conventional agriculture. They offer products through the storefront in Oshawa, as well through local delivery in Durham Region.. Check out the website
BACD Business Workshops and Webinars
Tuesday, June 16 | 10 - 11:30 AM
Maker Meet Up - Product Line Refinement
Join us for this interactive session where we bounce ideas, share tips, tricks in the maker's world. This month we talk about refining our products for maximum profit.
Thursday, June 17 | 9:30 - 11:30 AM
CRA Webinar for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals
Learn about the expenses that are tax deductible.
Thursday, June 17 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Website Essentials: Make Sure You Tick all The Boxes
Learn about everything you need for your website.
Tuesday, June 22 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Resilience & Influence - Activate True Grit During Challenging Times
Activate ways to bring out your innate capacity to influence and lead naturally and with confidence.
Thursday, June 24 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
How to Get Started With Online Courses
Step into the world of online course, teach what you know and generate revenue. Register
Thursday, June 24 | 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Content Planning with Asana
Learn why using a project management tool like Asana for your social media provides so many benefits.
Tuesday, June 25 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Virtual BACD Biz Lunch
Meet other business owners and open new relationships - you never know what could transpire from those connections.
Tuesday, June 29 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Finding the ideal customers through market research
Learn WHY is market research important; and how to conduct market research and analyze your market research findings. Register
Presented by one of our business advisors, we provide you with resources and answers to questions. Take them in any order. These session are repeated them monthly. (see full calendar)
June Workshop Dates
Financials & Operations: June 16
Start Up Session: June 16
Business Plan Masterclass: June 22
Start Up Session: June 23

July Workshop Dates
Business Planning: July 8
Marketing & Sales: July 15
Partner Events and Resources
More events can be found on the Invest Durham calendar and from local Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce
Free E-Learning Sessions with SBC
Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC) is offering E-Learning sessions for free on their website: sbcontario.ca There are 3 course types: Business Basics, Start-up and Growth. In addition to the e-learning, SBC offers free workshops. See below.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Re-entry & Recovery for your Team Post-COVID
This presentation will provide you with a return-to-work checklist, so this transition can be successful.
BACD partnered with Ownr!
You can digitally register or incorporate your business in minutes with all the business documentation and filings to help you remain compliant.
Special Pricing Web Hosting with GreenGeeks
Ecosite Lite: $2.49/mo for 36 months or $4.95/mo for 12 months. Ecosite Pro: $4.95/mo for 12 months.
Ecosite Premium: $8.95/mo for 12 months.
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