November 30, 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
#ShopinDurham Contest
WIN one of eight municipally inspired prize packages with an estimated retail value of $500 per prize by following Durham Tourism and using #ShopInDurham

For more info go to the Durham Tourism website
SHOP LOCAL this Holiday Season!
By hiring and shopping local you are making a direct impact in your own community. Here are some online marketplaces and directories to help you #ShopLocal
Help local business Hire and Fire Your Kids by simply VOTING!
Jody Swain has been nominated for Canada's Total Mom Pitch.

Show your support by click on the link to VOTE NOW
Voting ends December 2 at 11:59pm
Canadian Small Business Financial Resources
The CPA Canada Financial Literacy Program has put together resources to help small businesses manage their finances in conjunction with tools you needed because of the pandemic. These resources are made possible by the generous support of the Government of Ontario.
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How to Embrace an Omnichannel Retail Strategy This Holiday Season
As consumers embrace multiple channels this holiday season, sellers need to meet their customers where they are with a clear omnichannel retail strategy. Read More
Highlights of Do It It In Durham 2020 - the virtual edition
With 49 events and 21 sponsors and collaborating partners and nearly 2000 attendees we can say this year was a success! READ BLOG

Complete the survey to be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card for The Nooks Canada, a marketplace with local makers and artisans. #Shoplocal Deadline for completion is 4pm on December 3rd. Please complete your details to be entered.
Checkout BACD's Services
BACD Expert Network Member
Kevin D’Arcy, ThinkFuel Marketing
As the Chief Marketing Enthusiast and Founder of ThinkFuel Marketing. ThinkFuel Marketing specializes in three core areas of business growth: lead generation, customer acquisition, and competitive advantage.

We accomplish this through a variety of inbound marketing and inbound sales services including: buyer persona development, search engine optimization (SEO), content writing (blogs, eBooks), authority building, link building, marketing automation, sales enablement, email marketing, pay-per-click advertising, and data analytics.

Connect with Kevin: Email | Website | Phone: (844) 428-8185
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 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
New Cohort starts January 2021 - APPLY NOW
Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners 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. Learn More
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: Dec 2, Dec 8, Dec 17
Business Planning: Dec 9
Business Plan Masterclass: Dec 10
Marketing & Sales: Dec 15
Financials & Operations: Dec 16
Dec 4 | 9:30 - 10:30 am
Learn more about the Digital Main Street program, eligibility and how to apply for the Digital transformation grant of $2,500.

Grant deadline extended until December 15, 2020.
BACD Client Profile
Cari Brunton, Red Bucket Events
In this episode, Patrice Esper talks to Cari Brunton, owner of Red Bucket Events. Cari is BACD client with the BACD and a participant of the Starter Company Plus Program. Red Bucket Events teaches companies how to achieve their goals using live or virtual events. Cari talks about her adventures in business and her tips and tricks on networking.

Connect with Cari:
Partner Events
Dec 1 | 1 - 2 pm
An employment lawyer’s perspective on how your business can manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. by Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Dec 2 | 2 - 3:30 pm
One of the most effective steps you can take towards creating a more successful and resilient business is starting to understand and manage your cash flow today. Presented by Digital Main Street
Dec 3 | 9 am
Marianne and Shane a simple, small town married couple who have enjoyed doing everything together for the last 10 years. Little Buck is no different. Presented by Clarington Board of Trade.
Dec 3 | 11:30 am - 12:30pm
The goal of ShopHERE Powered By Google is to build and optimize online stores for small independent businesses and artists in just a matter of days. With ShopHERE, businesses get to expand their selling opportunities into the online market. Presented by by Digital Main Street.
Dec 3 | 2 - 3:30 pm
The CRA has launched CERS webpages, an online CERS calculator, and CERS infographics (Take a look at the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy has got you covered, and We’re here to help) to assist organizations in preparing their applications. Presented by Government of Canada
Dec 3 | 6 - 8 pm
Robert Weese sits down with Asif R. Khan, Founder of GroundLevel Insights — a movement science company leveraging consumer location data to inform business insights and analytics. He is also the innovator behind the new Canatrace app which is helping restaurants with contact tracing by replacing the standard pen and paper method with an easier, quicker and more efficient way.

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
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