June 28, 2021
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 has been nominated for the Readers' Choice Award 2021 DurhamRegion.com Ajax/Pickering

How the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre helps businesses scale up
The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) located in Northumberland County (Colborne), next to the Big Apple is a 15,000 square foot food-safe processing facility that specializes in plant based (fruit and vegetable) small batch food processing, packaging, storage. Designed to support the development of food entrepreneurs and help the agriculture community create added value products. www.oafvc.ca
PROFIT New-to-Exporting Virtual Webinar Series: July – August 2021
This series of 9 workshops is for Ontario agri-food and beverage producers and processors who want to export products to the United States (U.S.). The workshops will be providing information on the necessary compliance regulations and market requirements. Register now
BACD Services for New and Existing Businesses
Meet with a Virtual Business Advisor today!
BACD is offering more hours to help business who have been affected with COVID-19. You can meet with an advisor between 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our FREE Advisory Servicesinclude support with:
- Grants and loans
- Regulatory requirements
- Business recovery strategy
- Digital marketing
- eCommerce & tech solutions

To book an appointment, simply contact us: clientservices@bacd.ca | 905-668-4949
Starter Company Plus - Next intake July 2021
This entrepreneurial program is for existing business owners operating between 1 to 3 years 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.

The program includes business training, mentorship and an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. Visit the webpage to apply and to review the eligibility criteria
Women's Entrepreneurship Program
This women's program is virtual coaching & mentoring to help start a new business plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. For businesses operating less than 6 months. Learn More
Digital Main Street Program
Receive free digital services from our Digital Main Street squad. This program is available to business over 1 year in operation who have a physical location - (commercial lease or own a commercial building).

To get started CREATE AN ACCOUNT. Or if you are located in Durham Region, you can send an email to orzaladss@bacd.ca and request an appointment.
Digital Main Street ShopHere Program
ShopHere provides small business and artists with free help to create an e-Commerce website.
These local service providers are ready to help you grow your business.
Leon Efraim, Thomas Eraim LLP, Barristers & Solicitors
The team of lawyers and support staff work tirelessly to provide the best prices and services to their clients. They believe in long-term client relationships and want to be "your lawyer for life". They make any situation easier for clients. Whether it is a sale or purchase of a home, drawing up a will or powers of attorney or drafting a cohabitation agreement or separation agreement.

Services include: Real Estate and Mortgage Financing; Wills and Estate Administration; Corporate, Commercial and Corporate Finance with a particular interest in start-up tech, real estate development and corporate securities.

Connect with Leon: | 905-576-5666 | Email | Website | Facebook
BACD Business Workshops and Webinars
Tuesday, June 29 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Virtual BACD Biz Lunch
Meet other business owners and open new relationships - you never know what could transpire from those connections.
Tuesday, June 29 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Finding the ideal customers through market research
Learn WHY is market research important; and how to conduct market research and analyze your market research findings. Register
July Events
Wednesday, July 14 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ask an Expert – Pathwise Credit Union
Learn more about what is required when applying for business loans and the microloan program.
Thursday, July 22 | 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Acing Effective Virtual Presentations
Best practises and practical examples of engaging slide deck design, keeping your audience interested, using live chats, humour and language and when to use polls, whiteboards and other virtual tools. Register
Wednesday, July 28 | 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Get Your Instagram Together in 1 Week
In depth dive into the features of the Instagram and how to transform your Instagram presence and results in seven days. Register
Presented by one of our business advisors, we provide you with resources and answers to questions. Take them in any order. These session are repeated them monthly. (see full calendar)
July Workshop Dates
Start Up Session: July 7
Business Planning: July 8
Start Up Session: July 13
Marketing & Sales: July 15
Financial & Operations: July 20
Start Up Session: July 21
Business Plan Masterclass: July 27
Start Up Session: July 29
Partner Events and Resources
More events can be found on the Invest Durham calendar and from local Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce
Free E-Learning Sessions with SBC
Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC) is offering E-Learning sessions for free on their website: sbcontario.ca
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Re-entry & Recovery for your Team Post-COVID
This presentation will provide you with a return-to-work checklist, so this transition can be successful.
Monday, July 19 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Writing An Impactful Home Page
Your website homepage is often the first interaction prospective clients will have with your business. This session will cover key elements for effective home page copy and provide tips for writing your own impactful copy. Register
BACD partnered with Ownr!
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