October 19, 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
Small Business Week 2020 starts today!
Join entrepreneurs everywhere for BDC Small Business Week™ activities under the theme 'Forging the Way Forward'

This year they will be:
  • Recognizing the resilience of Canadian entrepreneurs
  • Looking at what has changed for Canadian businesses
  • Exploring how to build a future in these uncertain times

Visit to register for one of the BDC events
Tue, Oct 20, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Maker Meet Up
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Business Survival During COVID Times
Thu, Oct 22, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Online Creators Mastermind
Fri, Oct 23, 2020 9:00 AM EST
Monetizing Facebook Groups
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Wed, Oct 21, 2020 5:00 PM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Thu, Oct 22, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales
Partner Small Business Week Events

Oct 19 | 10 - 10:30 am
Join Markus for this online meditation session that will consist of 15-20 minutes of guided explanation and finish with a guided practice. You can expect to walk away feeling more aware of how to manage your stress in light of challenging circumstances. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 19 | 1 - 2 pm
Learn how to tap into already existing data and sources to help you analyze your industry, competitors, financing opportunities and current and potential customers. Discover how this knowledge can inform your key business decisions, by learning how to ask the right questions, collect key data and interpret that information. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 19 | 1 - 3 pm
Join powerful female entrepreneurs Jacquie Somerville and Sharla Brown and learn how they made the shifts necessary to not only survive during these crazy times, but to thrive by taking their enterprises to a whole new level online. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC)

Oct 19 - 23
Business Week 2020 is almost here and we are pleased to announce our "Future of Work" Virtual Speaker Series! During the week of October 19th to the 23rd there will be multiple webinars on a wide variety of topics! Presented by the business centre Nipissing Parry Sound

Oct 20 | 9 am
Join The Clarington Board of Trade & Ella Bates, CEO Master Trainer as we talk about time management. We will explore the secrets to time management and organization so that you can build a customized productivity plan that works for YOU.

Oct 20 - 23
Xcelerate Summit - 96 hours – 15 talks
Learn practical techniques and participate in business engagement opportunities through an agenda packed with a keynote presentation, workshops and a brand new lineup on the Presidents Panel. Presented by Greater Barrie Business Enterprise Centre.

Oct 21 | 9 am
Join Mat Dallaire and Conrad McDonald from BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada) as they dive into a discussion on Mastering you Cash Flow and developing some basic principals of sound financial management. Presented by CBOT.

Oct 21 | 10 - 11 am
John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that founded John’s Crazy Socks. John is an entrepreneur who just happens to have Down syndrome. John’s Crazy Socks is an internationally recognized social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 21 | 1 - 2 pm
This session will help prepare you and your team for virtual business growth as Heidi shares a selling process that controls the outcome and properly qualifies prospects (instead of having them disqualify you!). Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 22 | 9 am
Join Aaron Sawyer and Alison Lyver from Kleurvision as they take you through a practical seminar on how to activate your digital ecosystem that is easy on your time and budget. Presented by CBOT.

Oct 22 | 9 am - 3:30 pm
This is a great event for businesses in the start-up or growth stages. It is an opportunity for businesses to get education and inspiration. Presented by Muskoka Small Business Centre.

Oct 22 | 9 am - 3:30 pm
Hear from Summer Company 2020 alumnus and inspiring local teenage entrepreneur Ananya Vishwanath, CEO of VQueues in a fireside chat with Brian Shifman, President & CEO of Vaughan Chamber of Commerce on finding opportunity during uncertain times and adapting to a changing environment as a young entrepreneur. Afterwards, build new connections in interactive virtual networking. Plus, hear a virtual address from Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua. Presented by Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre

Oct 22 | 1 - 2 pm
Join Steve Robinson from the Canada Revenue Agency as he reviews the following topics for small business owners: Common Tax Errors; Books & Record-keeping; Tips & Best Practices; HST Information; CRA Website and how it can help your small business. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 23 | 9 am
Join Patrice Esper, Business Advisor & Starter Company Program Coordinator for this interactive workshop you will cover the 9 different components of the Business Model Canvas, a one page visual map of the essential components of a business. Presented by CBOT.

Oct 23 | 11 am - 12 pm
In this session, Beverley will show you the tricks and the tools needed so you'll spend LESS time on your social media and have more time to tackle other tasks in your business. Work like a pro, keep your social media consistent, fresh and bring in new leads and customers without adding more time and stress! Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).

Oct 23 | 11 am - 12 pm
Join Markus for this online meditation session that will consist of 15-20 minutes of guided explanation and finish with a guided practice. You can expect to walk away feeling more aware of how to manage your stress in light of challenging circumstances. Presented by Business Resource Centre (BRC).
Next month - Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020
16 to 20 November
Join us Monday, 16 November for Durham Region's own celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Now in its 8th year, Do It In Durham is a collaborative series of many organizations throughout the Durham Region.

The focus for this year is how businesses can Reimagine, Relaunch and Recover with events that cover digitalization, virtual networking, online marketing and globalization. We are working on completing the calendar with new events being adding daily. #DoItInDurham2020 #GEWCanada2020
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