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 welcome Nisha Ghai to BACD!
Nisha will be interning with BACD for the summer months. Nisha is a Grade 11 student with a high skills major in Business as well on the leadership team for DECA, the business club for students. Nisha will be helping BACD with some of the creative campaigns we have planned as well as attending workshops, meeting with clients and slide presentations!

We are lucky to have Nisha share her enthusiasm with us and to give her an opportunity to see local businesses in action!
Summer Company Business Profile
This year, we have 14 students taking part in the Summer Company program giving them the opportunity to be their own boss!
Spencer Horgan, Home Hockey School
Spencer provides hockey and fitness training programs for players aged 7-13 in Clarington, Ontario. Each week a new practice kit is delivered to the player's home and includes all required hockey training and fitness equipment and instructional videos are posted online. Read his client profile on the BACD website
Follow him on:

Subscribe to his
YouTube channel
Visit his website:
BACD Clients
BACD Client Pivot Profile
Check out how this Durham Region business pivoted their business model to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Angela Baltkois, Owner of Big Rig Wraps

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
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 is gradually reopening businesses, services and public spaces on a regional basis as progress is made in the fight against COVID-19.
Ontario Encourages Support of Local Small Businesses Province - "Shop Local! Shop Safe! Shop with Confidence!" campaign
COVID 19 Community Funding Opportunities - some of these are closing shortly and are available for Not for Profits
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:
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.
July BACD Workshops and Networking Events
Tue, Jul 7, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Monetizing Facebook Groups
Thu, Jul 9, 2020 9:00 AM EST
Preparing your business to reopen during COVID-19
Tue, Jul 14, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Canada Revenue Agency Webinar for Small Corporations
Mon, Jul 27, 2020 9:30 AM EST
How To Adapt Your Business & Thrive In Post-COVID Economy
Unnamed Venue, Whitby
Free BACD Business Training Workshops - July 2020
Start Up Session: July 8, July 22
Business Fundamentals: Business Planning: July 9
Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales:July 15
Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations: July 30
Business Masterclass: July 29

BACD Partner Webinars
July 7 & 8 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade
July 7 | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presented by Canadian Chamber of Commerce
July 7 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presented by Digital Main Street
July 8 | 9:00am - 10:00am
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. 
July 14th | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Presented by Digital Main Street
July 14 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Presented by Invest Durham
July 22 | 9:00am - 10:00am
Presented by Spark Centre
July 23 | 9:00am - 10:30am
Presented by Spark Centre
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsor
To learn about their services, visit their website:
Subscribe to our Step Up Your Business Podcast Series
The weekly podcast offers relevant business content, events & workshops, tips, resources, interviews with experts, local businesses and BACD clients. Available on all major podcasting platforms including Apple, Google, Spotify & Breaker.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Feel free to share this newsletter with your network!