November 23, 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
Durham Region Downgraded to Control-Red
The Government of Ontario announced that Durham Region has been downgraded to level Control - Red. Read the media release
The Control-Red Stage offers specific measures based on sector. Review Durham Region’s COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open pdf for full details.

Access the Region of Durham's Community Reopening Toolkit.

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
Updates to the Federal 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
Nov 26 | 9 am
Town Hall for the Business Community with Dr. Kyle, Durham's Medical Officer of Health
Join Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham Region's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Pepi McTavish, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Durham Region Health Department and Lisa Fortuna, Director, Health Protection from Durham Region Public Health Department to learn more about COVID-19 regulations in the Control -Red Zone and potential impacts on workplaces and the local business community. Presented by Durham Business Recovery Series. Register now
Shop Durham Region: New online marketplace for Durham businesses launching soon
The innovative new online marketplace—with listings from Durham-based retailers and vendors only—will offer a single, streamlined shopping experience, where residents can go to buy products from multiple stores in a single transaction. Read the media release

Businesses interested in participating should visit or contact the Downtown Whitby BIA
#OshawaLovesLocal campaign – calling on the community to support local business
The City of Oshawa has launched a buy local campaign to support local businesses as part of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force.Community members are encouraged to support local and buy local whenever you can. Read the media release
Think with Google Canada
Holiday e-Commerce Planning Guide
Learn more about how people will shop in 2020.

E-Commerce resources, digital insights, new perspectives and case studies, videos and articles to help you plan for an unprecedented holiday season.
Thank you everyone who made Do It It In Durham 2020 a success!

Thank you to the 2020 sponsors, collaborators (and their hard-working staff), to every presenter and to everyone who attended! We truly appreciate your involvement.
Tue, Dec 1, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Ask an Expert - Seeking Finance For Your Business
Thu, Dec 3, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Canada Revenue Agency Webinar for Small Corporations
Thu, Dec 10, 2020 10:00 AM EST
Online Creators Mastermind
BACD Business Fundamental Training Workshops
Join us for our free training sessions presented by one of our business advisors.
Start Up Session: Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 8, Dec 17
Financials & Operations: Nov 24, Dec 16
Business Plan Masterclass: Nov 25, Dec 10
Business Planning: Dec 9
Marketing & Sales: Dec 15
Checkout BACD's Services
BACD Client Pivot Profile
Creative Connexions - Watch Video
In this episode, BACD's Patrice Esper talks to Rhea Howley, the Owner/Director of Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre Rhea about how she has pivoted her business to adapt to the COVID-19 situation.

Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre aims to bring an innovative and impactful experience of high-quality dance training at both the recreational and competitive level while promoting coordination, creativity, self-confidence, self-discipline creating a healthy mind and body.
Connect with Rhea:
Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Email | Phone: 647-904-7432
BACD Expert Network Member
Stephan Orlob, M BIZMETRICS Inc.
BizMetrics is a boutique marketing and consulting firm founded by Stephan Orlob serving Durham and the GTA. Our mission is to unlock the potential of your business. We are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs profitably establish & grow their business.

We have a deep understanding of the unique needs of small business and how to succeed in today’s changing business environment. We help solve your challenges thru a different approach. Solutions that get results you can count on, guaranteed.

Specializing in: Start Up funding & Business Plans, Securing Funding, Marketing and Business Development, CRM, Strategic Planning

Connect with Stephan: Email | Website | Phone: 416.577.7654
Get business support with our free Advisory Services
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.
Entrepreneurship Program to help you 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
Partner Events
Nov 24 | 1 - 2 pm
Learn the basics of recording and editing a video using just your smartphone. Listen to Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Emma Cachia, as she demonstrates the basics of creating engaging and professional content for your business. Presented by Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
Nov 25 | 9 am
This seminar will discuss overall Mental Health in the Workplace (fact vs. fiction) as well as provide some tools on how to recognize Depression and Anxiety. It will also include how to access mental health resources in our community. Presented by Clarington Board of Trade.
Nov 26 | 1 - 2 pm
Gender equality in the workplace is not the same thing as diversity. Women's equality must include ALL women of all backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, etc. Until we recognize race pay gaps, etc alongside gender pay gaps, women will never achieve equality. Presented by Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
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