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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!

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street #200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$35.00

Managing Your Online Reputation

Online Reviews are vital, considering that 92% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business (Brightlocal). Have you received negative online reviews about YOUR business? Have you posted negative online reviews about a business? Gone are the days when a customer would tell a friend or family member about a poor experience with a business. Instead, customers are now telling potentially 2 BILLION people about their bad experience with YOUR business. What would you do if someone posted this…

November 9 @ 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

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 10 @ 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. 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 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden St Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Networking Like a Boss!

Do It In Durham is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  In Durham we have over 30 events happening to celebrate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurship.  There is a rich eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources for businesses. In this workshop you will gain an understanding of how important it is to have a strong and well developed network for your business success.  Learn how to start a network and how to grow your existing network successfully. We will cover:…

November 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CORE21, 21 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L9 Canada
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Cost: Free

How to Get More Business Using FB Ads: A Mini Workshop Guide for Beginners

Do It In Durham is a series of events taking place in the Region of Durham from 13- 17 November, 2017.  This series is in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. In Durham we have over 30 events happening to celebrate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurship as well as to bring together our business community.   Every event is an opportunity to network and grow your business and your knowledge. There is a rich eco-system of support, funding and entrepreneurial resources for businesses.…

November 15 @ 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…

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, 75 Consumers Road, Landmark Centrum
Whitby, Ontario L1N 9S2 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…

November 21 @ 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 3: Financials & Operations

This is the final session in our Business Fundamentals Series and can be taken in any order.  In this session we discuss Financials and Operations. By understanding the accounting and financial basics and developing these operational strategies, you can create effective and efficient systems for running your business. These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors. Key concepts covered: Budgeting and budgets – looking at creating a sales forecast and an operating budget Understand…

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Town of Whitby, Council Chambers 575 Rossland Road East
Whitby, ON L1M 2M8 Canada
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Cost: Free

Find More Customers and Drive Customer Engagement

It’s a myth that a strong online presence means less business for the bricks and mortar merchant.  The best digital presence results in increased revenue for both the online and physical stores.  By leveraging analytics and engagement measuring tools, main street businesses can make strategic, data-driven decisions ensuring time and money spent on building their digital presence is being spent wisely. This workshop provides information and connections to vendors on how to: Leverage your social tools to drive customers from…

November 22 @ 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…

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