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BACD frequently hosts seminars and workshops on topics related to starting a business and growing your enterprise. Our goal is to provide useful information and knowledge that helps you stay ahead of the game in our constantly changing world. Our seminars and workshops have helped many of our clients to get started and to be successful as well as to network!

Our most popular seminars are repeated monthly, with more specialized topics occurring bi-monthly and quarterly. Start learning new business skills by registering for one of our upcoming seminars or workshops. Our speakers are experienced experts, practitioners and entrepreneurs who share their experiences and lessons learned with you!

May 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Start Up Session – 4:30PM

Recommended Starting Point – This free session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business. Presented by one of BACD’s advisors, the session will explore the fundamentals to starting a business and provide you with a checklist to get you started. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions!

May 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Business Fundamentals 1: Business Planning

Recommended 2nd step – This is the first session of our Business Fundamentals Series and is designed to give you a solid foundation with regards to the differences between a business plan, a business model canvas and the planning required in starting your own business. You will learn why every entrepreneur and small business needs have a plan to help guide them and what the various sections of the business plan covers. Presented by a BACD Advisor.

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Business Mentoring Sessions

Our Group Business Mentoring sessions are for you to connect with fellow business owners and to learn from each other in a peer sharing format, while being guided by our Entrepreneur in Residence.
These provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build relationships and to drive the vibrancy of Durham Region’s entrepreneurial community.

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Start Up Session – 2:00PM

Recommended Starting Point – This free session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business. Presented by one of BACD’s advisors, the session will explore the fundamentals to starting a business and provide you with a checklist to get you started. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions!

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Business Fundamentals 2: Marketing & Sales

Recommended 3rd step – This is the second session of our Business Fundamentals Series. The Marketing and Sales session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy. Without a Marketing & Sales strategy, your marketing efforts could be wasted or money spent in the wrong channels. Presented by a BACD Advisor.

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
BACD, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$50.00

‘EXCEL’ in Microsoft Excel

If you think you know Microsoft Excel, think again! In this presentation, we will show you how to save time and become more proficient in this essential business program. You will learn shortcuts you didn’t know existed!  From formatting, formulas, charts, tables to printing, we will unleash a new world of knowledge that will expand your skillset forever. stop struggling and get learning now! “You don’t know what you don’t know”, so come along and be amazed! *MUST BRING OWN…

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Advanced Financial Statements

Learn about more complex concepts of financial statements such as accrued payables, work in process and non-operating income.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR PARTICIPANTS: review and interpret more complex financial statements understand the terminology, and ask informed questions of financial professionals Outline: How are cash and accrual accounting different? Why is my balance sheet so complicated? What is depreciation? Why are prepaid expenses assets? How do I account for intangible assets? What are retained earnings? How are earnings per share determined?…

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Start Up Session – 6:00PM

Recommended Starting Point – This free session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business. Presented by one of BACD’s advisors, the session will explore the fundamentals to starting a business and provide you with a checklist to get you started. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions!

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Fundamentals 3: Financials & Operations

Recommended 3rd step – This is the second session of our Business Fundamentals Series. The Marketing and Sales session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy. Without a Marketing & Sales strategy, your marketing efforts could be wasted or money spent in the wrong channels. Presented by a BACD Advisor.

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, The Regal Room419 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2 Canada
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Cost: Free

Up! Practical Sales Talks

Join us for Up!, a series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  We have a great selection of experts who are working their craft in the field of sales and will be sharing their personal stories about their success and tactics they use to be the best in their field.

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