September 21, 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
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Get Involved with BACD
Call for presenters for Do It In Durham 2020
We are looking for local experts to present an event during during Do It In Durham from November 16th to 20th. If you are interested, please complete the online form.

Subject ideas we are looking for include:
  • Globalization
  • Pivoting and innovating
  • Opportunities abroad
  • Enhancing your digital presence
  • Finding new client markets
  • Sales skills
BACD's Services
Business Advisory Services
Meet with 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
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
Digital Transformation Program
Listed below are 3 new digital transformation programs to help small businesses to get online during COVID-19.
ShopHERE - help to get an online store.
Digital Main Street Transformation Grant for main street businesses.
Digital Durham Starter Company Program for businesses operating between 1 to 5 years.

Please contact us via email at today to find out how we can help you to improve your digital footprint and market your business online.
Expert Network - Human Resources
Dustin Kellow, Durham Recruiting
Their focus is to help local businesses find local talent. Every company has a unique story and culture. This is why Durham Recruiting developed their unique and proprietary approach to recruitment, The Kellow Approach™. They spend significant time with businesses to get a full picture of the industry, company, team(s) and culture, so that they can strategically and efficiently attract the right candidates for their clients.

Client Pivot Profile
Jen Tindall, Art Your Service
In this episode, Teresa Shaver talks to Jen Tindall, the owner of Art Your Service: Virtual Classes and Socials for Seniors

Jen talks about how her business model was upended because of COVID and how she ended up pivoting and creating an even better and bigger business opportunity for herself.

Art Your Service, helps seniors combat the isolation and disconnectedness they may be feeling. They offer two live and interactive activities a day (one fitness, one creative) five days a week using experts in the fitness and creative aging field.
Connect with Jen: Email | LinkedIn Instagram | Twitter | Website
This week's 'Not to be Missed' Workshop
Social Media Workshop
Get hands-on help to create content in this workshop by Social Media expert Orzala from Make It Happen Services.

In this workshop:
  • Learn how to take some time out and create a collection of focused content in one go
  • Follow a step by step process for creating all your social media content from one blog post
  • Walk away with 2 weeks worth of content for your social media platforms
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 9:30 AM EST
How to create 15 pieces of social media content from a blog post
Upcoming BACD Business Fundamentals Workshops
Wed, Sep 23, 2020 3:30 PM EST
BACD Business Plan Masterclass
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 2:00 PM EST
BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials and Operations
Tue, Sep 29, 2020 5:00 PM EST
BACD Start Up Session
Ontario Small Business Centre / Partner Events
Sept 24, Oct 1, Oct 8 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn more about the ShopHERE program, including:
  • Who is Digital Main Street?
  • What is ShopHERE?
  • What does it mean to sell online, and why should my business?
  • Do I qualify for this program?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • Do you have any examples of completed websites?
This workshop is intended for actively profitable businesses that have been running and operating for a minimum of 2 years. Each attendee will work in the B Impact Assessment as part of the workshop so bring a laptop or tablet suitable for this portion of the workshop. Presented by Enterprise Toronto.
Sept 22 | 10 - 11:30 am | Corporate Taxation & Corporate Structures
Corporations are a common form of business organization. In this 1.5 hour information session we discuss various corporate structures and the related taxation information. Presented by Invest Ottawa.
Teeny Tiny webinars will shine a light on creative ideas and people in small communities that have made the most of the past few months.
Sit down with EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Mike Wessinger, Founder and CEO of PointClickCare Technologies - the leader in cloud-based software technology for long-term post-acute care. Presented by Spark Centre.
Sept 25 | 9:30 am - 12 pm | General Small Business Tax Literacy Seminar
This seminar is offered to owners of small businesses and self-employed individuals who need help in understanding their tax obligations and will provide participants with the basic principles and resources needed to navigate the tax system. Presented by Enterprise Toronto.
BACD Partner Funding Programs
Program for women-led businesses such as small retail, sole proprietor and personal service industry to support the reopening, rebuilding and revival of the business.
This immersive online workshop program connects businesses with industry experts for guidance, mentorship and practical advice about process modernization and end-to-end digital transformation. It is completely free for businesses and supports firms of any size across Ontario. This program is part of the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Reimagining Recovery Framework.
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