BACD Update - May 25, 2020
COVID-19 Resources and Toolbox: Invest Durham and BACD Biz Toolbox
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.
Small Business Funding

  • Interest-free loans for small business not receiving CEBA

  • Targeted assistance for for small town and rural business in Southern ON

  • Loans for young entrepreneurs age 18 - 39, starting and growing a business up to $60,000

  • Targeted grants for agriculture, agri-food and agri-products sectors to capture online e-business

  • Temporary flexibilities for Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 100%

  • The Canada Job Grant offers up to 50-83% to a maximum $10,000 in training grants/trainee to enhance your workforce.
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 Oakwood Home Healthcare and Firehouse Training
This week's BACD Events , Workshops and Webinars
Tue, May 26, 2020 12:00 PM EST
Virtual BACD Biz Lunch
Wed, May 27, 2020 9:30 AM EST
Moving Forward in Difficult Times: Part 1 Lead your Business through Crisis
Wed, May 27, 2020 1:00 PM EST
What to Know About SEO: Practical Tips for Business Owners
Wed, May 27, 2020 4:00 PM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations
Thu, May 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST
Optimizing your Website for Success
Thu, May 28, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Community Webinars

May 26 | 1:30 - 2:30pm
Since March, businesses have had to rapidly move their interactions with employees and customers online. Now as we shift to the “recovery” stage, businesses will need to re-align their operating models and strategies to ensure everyone stays safe. Join this interactive discussion on how to best leverage technology to ensure a safe reopening of your business. Presented by Toronto Board of Trade

May 26 | 1:00 - 2:00pm

May 26 | 12:00 - 1:00pm
Join this webinar to review current government programs for business. As you react and adjust based on new government programs and the economic environment, you want to ensure you can position your business to be resilient and recover. KPMG’s office in Kingston, host an online webinar to answer your pressing questions.

May 27 | 9 - 10:30 pm
This workshop will cover how to get more reviews, cultivate and manage your reputation online, deal with negative criticism (nobody’s perfect!), and understand the tools that are available for monitoring your reputation online. Presented by Collingwood SBC

May 27 | 6pm
Hosted by Spark Centre
BACD Grant Programs 2020
The Starter Company Plus program provides training, mentoring and an opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000. This grant program is for 'market ready' businesses in Durham Region. APPLY NOW
Offering women a virtual coaching & mentoring program to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan. APPLY NOW
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