Happy New Year!
Are you ready to take on 2020?
Start by joining us for our annual networking Kick Off Party!
Thursday, January 16
5pm - 7pm,
BACD Offices, Whitby
BACD Entrepreneurial Programs
NEW -  Women's Entrepreneurship Program
Offering entrepreneurial women virtual & in-person business support to help start a new business, plus access to apply for a $2,000 microloan.

Apply Now for the Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program
The SCP program provides training, mentoring and an opportunity to get a grant of up to $5,000 for market ready, looking to expand or buying a business in Durham Region.

Go to to review the eligibility criteria and to apply
BACD Expert Profile
Audra Leslie, Graymatter Media and Marketing
Graymatter helps clients develop sound growth strategies to creatively ignite their brands and reach beyond the realm where they currently operate. Their services include branding, online strategies, relationship building, web development, SEO, electronic marketing, social media, video creation, media purchasing and custom magazine publishing.

For more information, visit their website:
Ross Libbey, Your Bottom Line Accounting
YOUR BOTTOM LINE provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with the necessary advice, tools and resources to achieve financial success and maximize their true potential. Their goal is to relieve you of the stress that comes along with taxes, bookkeeping, payroll and training so you can focus on what truly makes you money.

For more info, visit their website:
Chris Nikiforuk, Nikiforuk Professional Corp. Lawyers
Seasoned corporate commercial lawyer with extensive private practice and general counsel (in-house) experience (30 + years) with startup technology and growth companies. Co founder, director, and active angel investor with Spark Angels.

For more info, visit his website:
BACD Expert Workshops
Ask an Expert - Shifting From Activity Planning to Business Outcomes
Wednesday, January 8
1pm - 2pm FREE
BACD Offices, Whitby REGISTER
SEO Fundamentals (Digital Main Street Initiative)
Tuesday, January 14
9:30am - 12:30pm FREE
Uxbridge Council Chambers, 51 Toronto Street South
Small Business Bookkeeping and Taxes… More Informed = Less Afraid
Thursday, January 16
9:30am - 12pm
BACD Offices, Whitby TICKETS
Create Compelling Content for your Social Media
Wednesday, January 22
9:30am - 12pm
BACD Offices, Whitby TICKETS
BACD Biz Lunch
Tuesday, January 28
12pm - 2pm
Avanti Trattoria, Oshawa
Build a Website Day
Wednesday, January 29
8:30am - 4:30pm
BACD Offices, Whitby
Business Fundamentals Workshops
Attend our free Business Fundamentals workshops : Start Up Session; Business Planning; Marketing & Sales; Financials & Operations

For BACD's event listing, please visit our website:
2020 Business News
5 TIPS for Creating Social Video Content
Looking for ways to boost your brand recognition? If so, social video content is an effective way to attract customers on a large scale. It is what appeals to modern customers because they’re entertaining, engaging and easy to digest. So, here are five tips for creating social video content.  READ MORE
Microfinance for Small Business
BACD and AWCCU have partnered to offer businesses an opportunity to receive microfinance of up to $10K. AWCCU say they look beyond your credit history when considering this for your business.

To learn more visit our website or contact a BACD business advisor
Website Hosting from GreenGeeks
GreenGeeks web hosting platform is specially engineered to perform while being environmentally friendly. Experience the best speed technology, better security, and down-to-earth technical support. Hosting starts at $2.95 per month.

If you have hosting elsewhere and it is coming up for renewal, now is the time to switch. GreenGeeks services also offers free website migration
Thank you to our 2020 Sponsor
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