November 9, 2020
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
Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week | November 16-20
Over 40 virtual events in 5 days!
Do It In Durham 2020 Event Highlights
Join us for Do It In Durham's opening celebration. We start with The Regional Municipality of Durham's Regional Chair John Henry talking about why it's a great time to invest in Durham Region. Register
Join us at this networking event with a difference. As you network get the chance to meet Durham Region’s Networking Organizations and learn how they can help you build your business. Register
Join us as we meet local female entrepreneurs who have been on in their own quest to go global. Guests include Karima-Catherine (KC) founder of and Lisa Keiber from Up North Naturals. Register
Hear from local small business owners on how they overcame the challenges of COVID19 and adapted to the ‘new normal'. Moderated by local entrepreneur Uchechi Eurzike-Bosse. Register
Join us for this fun presentation and learn how to grow your brand online without spending a ton. You’ll walk away with a handful of resources, templates you can reuse, and a list of fun ideas you can try as well as a a free e-book by Avery Swartz. Register
Join us as we celebrate the end of our 8th Do It In Durham! Grab your favourite beverage and network with local entrepreneurs in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. There will be fun giveaways and activities to get to know each other better. Register
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Maker Meet Up - Sales Strategies for the Holidays
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 7:00 PM EST
How to Apply for the Digital Transformation Grant
This week's BACD Business Fundamental Training Workshops
Join us for our free training sessions presented by one of our business advisors.
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Tue, Nov 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning
Thu, Nov 12, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales
Business News and Resources
COVID-19 Durham Economic Recovery Task Force Survey
This survey asks about the severity of impacts, business recovery time, financial impact, and other questions that may cause stress to respondents. Your guidance since March 2020, has directed advocacy efforts, recovery programming and engagement with partners.
Support Ontario Made
Ontario Made is a celebration of Ontario Manufacturing led by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. By buying Ontario Made products you supports these companies and their workers. In return this helps grow the economy which feeds money back into the services we as Ontarians rely on, like schools, roads, and health care.
Join the local online Holiday Marketplace
Local makers & artisans are invited to showcase their products on the FastStart Durham College Online Store. The store will be live November 15th to December 14th. No cost to participate. Email to sign up

Find gifts from local Makers and Artisans
Local businesses have suffered this year, and the shop local movement needs our support more than ever.

Find local products here:
This is a free resource for businesses within the Region to expand their operation to an online platform. The goal – to make shopping local easier than ever before!

The project is open to all businesses that are not a franchise including home based businesses.
Durham Region introduces Commission Free Online Food Ordering Services
Through this partnership, and with support from PayPal, Ritual will provide their commission-free digital ordering platform, Ritual ONE, to Durham businesses at no cost for the remainder of 2020. Learn more
Partner Events
Nov 10 | 10 am
Join EUCCAN and the government of Ontario, Canada to discover trade and investment opportunities in the province and how to best support you in your trade/investment projects. The 45 min presentation by experts in European trade and FDI will be followed by a 15 minutes Q&A session.
Nov 11 | 1 - 2:30 pm
On the second anniversary of legalization of recreational cannabis for adult use, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group is launching an industry-led review of the Cannabis Act to provide recommendations on how the government should improve Canada’s federal legislative and regulatory frameworks for cannabis.
Presented by Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Nov 12 | 8:30 - 9:30 am
Join us virtually to hear Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott address the changing COVID-19 landscape and discuss supports for small businesses. Presented by Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
Nov 12 | 1 - 2 pm
As COVID-19 drove businesses to operate almost exclusively online, the need for a strong network and innovative technology became increasingly important. Join the conversation with Navin Arora, President Business Solutions at TELUS and Pau Castells, Director of Economic Analysis at GSMA, will examine how 5G will revolutionize and transform business operations and influence customer revenues, improve productivity and operational expenses for businesses as well as safety and security, and discuss how investment in this next generation technology will drive $150 billion to the Canadian economy over the next 20 years. Presented by Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
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