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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!

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Understanding Financial Statements

Key Takeaways: review and understand financial statements be able to ask informed questions of financial professionals Outline: How’s the business doing? Did we make money this year? What does my P&L tell me? Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Where is my cash going to? Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit? LEARNING MATERIALS: Profit and Loss Statement — gives operating results for a specific period Balance Sheet shows the assets, liabilities, and…

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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! 

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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.

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Start Up Session – 9:30AM

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!

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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.

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pickering Recreation Centre, 1867 Valley Farm Road
Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7 Canada
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Refresh Leadership Simulcast

In partnership with the Express Employment Professionals, Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, City of Pickering and The Business Advisory Centre Durham we bring an extraordinary Leadership Event to Durham Region. It is a simulcast event taking place at the Pickering Recreation Centre.  This is a complimentary event with continental breakfast sponsored by the partners.  Be the best leader you can be! CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER This year’s speaker lineup is well verse in the essential characteristics of outstanding teams…

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
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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.

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Start Up Session

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!

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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.

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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!

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