Our Services

Business Workshops

We hold a number of free & low cost workshops and seminars designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our speakers present on a variety of topics in a hands-on learning environment.


Talk with our experienced advisors on a variety of topics. By meeting you one-on-one, our aim is to to help equip you with the help and knowledge to take action! Schedule time with an advisor today! It's free!

Entrepreneur Programs

We have specific entrepreneurial programs for those starting or growing a business. Some of these programs include micro-grants, business training, mentoring, and more.

Meeting Space Rental

We have two meeting spaces available for full or half day rentals. The boardroom and small meeting room are available to rent and include coffee/tea/water/ wifi and access to the BACD audio/visual equipment.

BACD Expert Network

Our Expert Network is a referral network of people and businesses that we have worked with in the past and that we trust to help our clients to the best of their ability. If you need a lawyer to review contracts, an accountant to walk you through financial issues or a website designer, our Expert Network will be happy to take your call to have a better understanding of your needs and how they can help you.

Business Mentoring

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 to drive the vibrancy of Durham Region’s entrepreneurial community.  It’s a place to connect with peers, subject matter experts, potential clients and funders as well as to meet like minded people who are interested in growing their business and in turn their community.

Other Services


We can help you register your Sole Proprietorship or Partnerships. We can walk you through the steps to registering successfully. For Incorporation we recommend speaking with a lawyer.


We can help you by reviewing your business plans, helping you to strategize your marketing & sales, assist in organizing your operations and financials, and more!


I had the pleasure of meeting Teresa Shaver yesterday to discuss next steps in growing my business.  This was the best, most informative hour I have spent to date!  Teresa provided me a wealth of information, websites, contacts, spaces available for rental, workshop ideas to get me going.  It was a pleasure and time WELL SPENT!  I look forward to our next meeting!  Thank you!

-Beth Smith, SNS Training Services