December 14, 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
BACD offices will be closed between December 21, 2020 and January 1, 2021
Checkout BACD's Services
New Cohort starts January 2021 - APPLY NOW
Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who are ready to start (market ready/ready to sell) to expand (hiring employees, contractors or getting a location) or buying a business in Durham Region - a grant of up to $5000.00. Learn More
Entrepreneurship Program to help start your business
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. For businesses operating less than 6 months. Learn More
This week's Business Fundamental Training Workshops
Still time to join us for our free training sessions presented by one of our business advisors. Sign up now

Marketing & Sales: Dec 15
Financials & Operations: Dec 16
Start Up Session: Dec 17
Thu, Jan 28, 2021 10:00 AM EST
Online Creators Mastermind

This membership program will help you:
  • Choosing the right course platform
  • Systemizing your onboarding, processing and management of clients
  • Driving sales to your courses
  • Marketing messages & channels for your courses and offerings
  • Learning all the ins and outs for your bookkeeping and finances when selling online and in foreign countries
  • Getting your legal ducks in a row for selling online
BACD Expert Network Member
Shaelene McInnis, Books In Line Professional Services
Shaelene McInnis is the founder and CEO of Books In Line, an accounting company located in Durham Region. Books In Line started in the basement of her home and now, just 6 years later, has a number of offices and 10 employees.

For the past 15 years, Shaelene has been partnering with entrepreneurs and small business owners. Shaelene and her team are passionate about empowering people when it comes to their money. Of course, we all have to pay taxes, but she does not want you to give one dollar more than you have to to the CRA-Canada Revenue Agency.

Specializing in Business Start Ups; Bookkeeping Services and CRA Audits.

Connect with Shaelene: 905-571-2665
BACD Client Profile
Cathy Barry, Eclipse Track & Field Club
In this episode, Patrice talks to Coach Cathy Barry. She talks about how her business has been impacted by COVID-19 and what she has done to adapt to the situation.

Eclipse Track & Field Club is a more multifaceted sports performance business dedicated to help athletes of any age share in the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of Track and Field, Running, Athletic Conditioning and Fitness, Team and Speed Development Training.

Connect with Cathy: 905-809-4888 | Email
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Talk to a Business Advisor for free!
We can help you write a business plan, create a marketing or sales strategy. Email us today or call 905-668-4949 and let us know how we can help. By appointment only.
Dec 17 | 2:00 pm
Learn how to make hard decisions and still respect the family and business lifecycle. Join Merle Good, a transition expert, to learn about the importance of transition planning, how to start one and how real talk can benefit your farm and family. Presented by Invest Durham Agriculture & Rural.
January 7 | 10 - 11 am
This webinar focuses on how prevalent mental illnesses and stigmatized attitudes are in the Canadian workplace. To reduce stigma in the workplace, we will educate your participants first on recognizing signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in the workplace, and then how to respond. Presented in partnership with Bryson Insurance.
The CPA Canada Financial Literacy Program has put together resources to help small businesses manage their finances in conjunction with tools you needed because of the pandemic. Visit website
Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
The government is taking targeted action to support Canadians and Canadian businesses, non-profits and charities that continue to face uncertainty and economic challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the media release
Durham Region COVID-19 Information

For questions about what will be open or impacts to your business, call the Stop the Spread Business Information Line at 1-888-444-3659, or the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729
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