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
COVID-19 Updates
Stage 3 is another significant step towards fully restarting our economy. In Stage 3, more restrictions will be loosened and nearly all businesses and public spaces will reopen, as long as they follow the public health advice and workplace safety guidance necessary to keep everyone safe.

Learn about the third stage of the framework for reopening our province and restarting the economy.
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
We want to hear about the economic impacts that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having on your business and your community. Your feedback will help us develop a plan for economic recovery. Closing date: August 31, 2020 Complete survey now
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.
In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Andrew Neary, President of Drinks & Dragons. In this interview, Teresa and Andrew discuss the current Covid-19 crisis and its impact on businesses and the economy.

Connect with Andrew from Drinks & Dragons:
In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to Jeff Skelton, Insurance Broker at Roughley Insurance Brokers Ltd. In this interview,

Jeff goes through the different types of business insurance, finding the right insurance that fits your business best, significant changes in the insurance industry, and the many benefits of networking for new and emerging businesses!
To connect with Jeff from Roughley Insurance Brokers Ltd. Email | Website | Facebook
Toll-Free Number: 1.888.558.0883
Upcoming BACD Business Events
Wed, Jul 22, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Mon, Jul 27, 2020 9:30 AM EST
How To Adapt Your Business & Thrive In Post-COVID Economy
Wed, Jul 29, 2020 9:00 AM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials and Operations
BACD Partner Webinars
July 22 | 7 - 8:30pm

In this 90 minute FREE online training session, you’ll be introduced to the Side Hustle Starter Kit methodology and tools to help kickstart your journey with side hustling. Then, you’ll hear from a panel of experienced side hustlers about their journeys and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get coaching from the panel.

Presented by Spark Centre
Panel of industry leaders discuss how the Durham Regional Technology Development Site (DRTDS) is fostering the development of new technologies that contribute to the Human Machine Interface and User Experience, how startups and investors benefit from DRTDS, and what the future holds for autonomous and electric vehicles.
Learn about funding opportunities available with The AI Hub to develop AI solutions.
Free webinar offered by Durham College and Town of Ajax.
Ontario Small Business Centre Webinars
This webinar will focus on Best Practices for Delivering Virtual Classroom Training.
Presented by York Small Business Centre.

Join Business / Arts, the Canadian Coalition for the Arts and Mass Culture for a special session with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Julie Dabrusin on Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund announced by the Minister of Heritage on July 7 and what this means for Canada’s arts sector. She will also answer questions submitted in advance from the arts sector.

July 22 | 10 - 11:30 am |   Content Marketing 101
This webinar will cover how to create a simple content marketing plan to help build your online brand and your business. Learn about tips, tools and best practices on how to get started generating creative, persuasive, and engaging content to help your customers find you online, increase sales and improve customer loyalty.
Presented by Mississauga Small Business Centre.

The seminar is mainly designed for owners of small unincorporated businesses, however, if you are incorporated you may also learn something new! The session will be a one hour session that deals strictly with Covid 19 measures such as the CERB and CEWS.
Presented by WRSBC. More sessions:  August 11th  and  August 25th

July 22 & 29 | 4 - 6 pm |   CreativeBoost: Countdown to Business
This workshop is geared towards artists, creatives, and cultural workers who are thinking about starting a creative business during or post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Register for a panel session on Saturday, July 25 | 2 - 3:30 pm

This webinar will focus on It’s not all about Digital Marketing, Tradeshows, Print, and Promotional products are still effective marketing mediums.
Presented by York Small Business Centre.

July 29 | 10 - 11 am |   Marketing 101
This seminar will assist entrepreneurs in understanding how to effectively market their product/service by applying the "4 Ps of Marketing". Attendees will learn to utilize this strategy to create a sales and marketing strategy. Your business will be better equipped to identify your target market, create best practices for promotion and understand how this direction can be used to increase your sales. Presented by WRSBC.
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
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