BACD Business Update - June 29, 2020
BACD's physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open virtually 8:30am - 4:30pm

COVID-19 Resources and Toolbox: Invest Durham and BACD Biz Toolbox
Region of Durham moves into Stage 2 of the provincial government’s re-opening plan. As part of this stage, restaurants may open patios —with the option to expand patios on a sidewalk and/or curb/parking lane—in addition to providing take out and/or delivery service.

Restaurant owners are advised that the Region is expediting Road Occupancy Permits, for these temporary patio expansions, where it is safe to do so. There are no fees associated with Regional Road Occupancy Permits.

The amendments, which are set out in the Canada Labour Standards Regulations, temporarily extend these time periods by up to six months:

  • For employees laid off prior to March 31, 2020, the time period is extended by six months or to December 30, 2020, whichever occurs first.
  • For employees laid off between March 31, 2020, and September 30, 2020, the time period is extended until December 30, 2020, unless a later recall date was provided in a written notice at the time of the layoff.
This extension provides Ontario with the additional time, flexibility, and the necessary tools to safely and gradually allow more places to reopen, while continuing to support frontline health care providers in the fight against COVID-19.
Get the funding, support and expertise you need to grow your business through online education
Stingray will provide a minimum of $15 million in radio advertising grants to local businesses in markets across Canada where Stingray operates local radio stations. Stimulant grants will range from a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business.
Google is giving their SMB customers worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used towards future ad spend, until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms.
Upcoming BACD Workshops and Networking Events
Have lunch with us!

Hosted by Business Advisor, Patrice Esper.

Weather permitting, join from your garden/patio to network with other businesses and have lunch together.
Tue, Jun 30, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Virtual BACD Biz Lunch
Need to write a business plan?

If you are an existing business and need to apply for finance or want to finally write your business plan, then this is the session for you! This hands-on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections. 
Thu, Jul 2, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Tue, Jul 7, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Monetizing Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups - connect, engage and make money!

Learn to:
  • set up a Facebook group
  • get new members consistently
  • creating engaging content

BACD Clients
BACD Client Pivot Profile
Check out how this Durham Region business pivoted their business model to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Trish from Eat My Shortbread has a store in the Oshawa Centre and is now open again.

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
BACD Partner Webinars
June 29 | 10:30am - 11:30am
Presented by InvestDurham
July 1 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by InvestDurham
July 2 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Spark Centre
July 9 | 8:30am - 11:00am
Presented by Spark Centre

Co-founder and CEO of PeopleTail, Raji Kaira, has over twelve years of experience in producing digital content for brands and retailers across Canada, having started with Whole Foods Market and continuing to work with many other well-known retailers, before seeing an opportunity to change the way consumers review and react to products. 
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