BACD Update - June 8, 2020
BACD's physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open virtually 8:30am - 4:30pm

COVID-19 Resources and Toolbox: Invest Durham and BACD Biz Toolbox
Steps for Returning to the “New Normal” Webinar Resource
The webinar was presented by BACD Client, Durham Recruiting/Durham HR Solutions as part the Durham Region Economic Development Task Force.

The session was relevant and informative as we all navigate the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and returning to a “new normal”.

For the webinar recording and relevant resources, go to: Steps for returning to the new normal
Durham Region joins ShopHERE
Durham Region is making it easier for small businesses to move their operations online after joining ShopHERE—a no-cost service that helps to build a digital platform. ShopHERE provides independent businesses and artists an opportunity to develop an online store, free of charge, with specific branding, messaging, digital marketing, shipping and inventory management.

The Region is working with the Durham Economic Task Force, all eight area municipalities, Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD), all Durham Chambers and Boards of Trade, Durham College, Ontario Tech University, and Trent University Durham GTA to support the delivery of the program to eligible area businesses.

The program is due to be launched in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit to learn more about participant requirements. Please note: businesses must be located within Durham Region to take part in this program.
Business News, Support and Funding
The Business Advisory Centre Durham is proud to partner with the Downtowns of Durham in their shop local/support local initiative. Please visit their website.
Google is giving their SMB customers worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used towards future ad spend, until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms. This is part of a   larger commitment  from Google to support SMBs, health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic.
Stingray will provide a minimum of $15 million in radio advertising grants to local businesses in markets across Canada where Stingray operates local radio stations. Stimulant grants will range from a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $100,000 in radio advertising per business.
Ontario is in the process of working though the stage 1 of reopening the province, therefore we have compiled a range of resources to help you navigate through this process.
Get the funding, support and expertise you need to grow your business through online education
BACD Clients
BACD Client Pivot Profiles  -  Check out how two Durham Region businesses have pivoted their business model to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the videos  below of local businesses  Dominate the Digital and Travelling Stage.
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
This week's BACD Events , Workshops and Webinars
Tue, Jun 9, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Digital Mindset Program: Customer Segmentation & Value Proposition
Tue, Jun 9, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Small Business Taxes - Everything you need to know!
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Moving Forward in Difficult Times: Part 3 Behavioural intelligence to connect with ideal customers and prospects
Unnamed Venue, Whitby
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning
Thu, Jun 11, 2020 9:30 AM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Thu, Jun 11, 2020 2:00 PM EST
The No BS Approach to Social Media
Business Advisory Centre Durham, Whitby
BACD Partner Webinars
June 10 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Brought to you by Digital Main Street
June 11 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hosted in partnership with Spark Centre and BACD
June 11 | 10:00am - 11:30am
This is not a beginner level webinar and will not cover introductory concepts. It is specifically for those who actively manage a Google Ads account. Presented by Invest Ottawa
June 16 | 10:00am - 11:30am
During this webinar, learn the key aspects of digital marketing. Using a simple seven-step process, discover the essential components of an effective online strategy, with tips on how to get started using a website, social media, and email marketing, to promote your business. Presented by Mississauga SBC
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