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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!

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre 1355 Kingston Road
Pickering, ON L1V 1B8 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Biz Lunch

Our networking lunch is for BACD clients who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual and fun setting.  This is a great time to learn to network effectively and to share ideas, opportunities and challenges. Networking is a necessary part of doing business and still one of the most cost effective ways to generate business, connections and leads for your business. Attending this event is free, however your lunch and beverage…

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

October 26 @ 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

This session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business and a great place for you to start exploring the fundamentals of starting a business. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions! This session is presented by BACD’s advisors. After attending this session, we strongly recommend that you also attend the Business Fundamentals 1 – 3, that cover Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These…

October 31 @ 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 1: Business Planning

This session 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.  These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors and can be taken in any order. In this 2 hour session, you will learn why every entrepreneur and small business needs have a plan to help guide them and what the various sections…

November 1 @ 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

Reach Customers This Holiday Season, livestreamed by Google HQ

This special holiday workshop live streamed from Google HQ. To ensure businesses get the latest and greatest tips on prepping for the holiday season, Google teamed up with the Small Business Administration, Facebook, Constant Contact, and Square for this one-of-a-kind event. The livestream will include a live Q&A. Come to BACD’s offices to join the livestreaming event!

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitby Centennial Building, Regal Room 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2 Canada
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Cost: Free

Tell Your Story and Build Your Digital Presence

Get your customers to talk online about your business.  Your customers are researching online and looking for businesses like yours. How much business are you losing by not being found or being in the conversation? This workshop will cover: Building your customer persona and target market Becoming searchable Enhancing your social media presence Creating interesting, relevant and engaging content Exploring new tools such as video storytelling Starting an email marketing campaign Enhance your web presence Launch a mobile friendly website Presented by: Steve Baric, President SMB Web Services SMB Web…

November 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Start Up Session

This session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business and a great place for you to start exploring the fundamentals of starting a business. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions! This session is presented by BACD’s advisors. After attending this session, we strongly recommend that you also attend the Business Fundamentals 1 – 3, that cover Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These…

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street #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. We will also invite Website, Marketing, Legal, Human Resource, Business Operations, Sales, Insurance and Accounting experts to answer any burning questions or challenges you face in your business. These sessions are two hours long and really helps to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to build relationships and…

November 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street #200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada

Responsibilities for Industry under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act(CCPSA), as well as, Regulated and Prohibited Consumer Products in Canada will be the focus of this workshop presented by Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Officers.  Consumer product is defined as a product that may reasonably be expected to be obtained by an individual to be used for non-commercial purposes (e.g., toys, children’s products, furniture, electronics, clothing, etc). Document retention and reporting responsibilities under the CCPSA will be discussed in detail. A…

November 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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

This session is part of the Business Fundamentals Series and can be taken in any order.   The Marketing and Sales session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy.  These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors. Without a Marketing & Sales strategy, your marketing efforts could be wasted or money spent in the wrong channels. In Marketing and Sales Strategy we will cover: The importance of Branding What…

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