BACD Business Update - June 22, 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.
Business Recovery Series - Town Hall with Dr. Kyle
During the discussion a number of resources and websites were mentioned that may provide you with valuable information as Durham Region enters into Stage 2 of re-opening.

Health Department Resources:

Support local:
Government protecting small businesses as the province safely and gradually reopens
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
Why businesses should use Pinterest
  • Pinterest is most popular with women, especially moms, with more than 80% of U.S. women ages 18-64 with children use Pinterest.
  • - Pinterest is now the third-largest social network in North America
  • Shopping is a top priority for 48% of Pinterest users
  • Businesses can reach more than 169 million people on Pinterest
  • Revenue from shopping ads grew 100% last year (2019)
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Pinterest for Bloggers, Coaches and eCommerce
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 1:00 PM EST
Facebook Insights
Get more out of your Facebook business page
Facebook Insights: 

A pretty powerful tool to track user interaction on Facebook Pages. 

Facebook Insights  can be seen by all the admins of your page and it can help you track the number of active users to better understand page performance.

Helps guide your marketing campaigns and ad spend for Facebook
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
June's Business Fundamentals Training Workshops
Wed, Jun 24, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Fri, Jun 26, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials and Operations
BACD Clients
BACD Client Pivot Profiles  -  Check out how two Durham Region businesses have pivoted their business model to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the videos  below of local businesses  Drinks & Dragons and The Makers Hub
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 24 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented by Canadian Chamber of Commerce
June 24 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Presented by Brampton SBC
June 24 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Presented by 1855 Whitby
June 25 | 9:00am - 10:00am
Presented by Spark Centre
June 25 | 10:00am - 11:00am
Presented by Ajax Pickering Board of Trade
June 25 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented by Whitby Chamber of Commerce
June 25 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Presented by Brampton SBC
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