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BACD Services and Programs

BACD is a not-for-profit organization located in Durham Region. We are the Go-To Resource for businesses here! Whether starting up or growing we can help!

We are one of 54 Small Business Centres in Ontario. We provide Business Advisory Services, Business Development Training, Entrepreneurial Funding and Networking Opportunitiesfor Start Up and Existing Businesses.

We offer complimentary confidential one-on-one advisory meetings for a 360° perspective of your business as well as over 200 workshops a year to learn, grow and connect with other businesses.

Who are our clients

Our clients include idea, start up, early stage, growth and mature businesses in any industry who are located in Ajax, Beaverton, Blackstock, Brooklin, Bowmanville, Cannington, Courtice, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry, Sunderland, Newcastle, Orono, Uxbridge and Whitby.

Entrepreneurs, mompreneurs, retirees, hobbyists, makers, contractors, self-employed, main street businesses, farms, agrifood, realtors, mortgage brokers, insurance, health and wellness professionals, multi-level marketers, manufacturers, retailers, e-commerce, PSWs, tutors, organizers, graphic designers, photographers, film makers, cooperatives and not for profit organizations.

So if you are running a business, starting a business or have a business idea and are located in Durham Region - our service is available to you.

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Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurial Training Program

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What our Clients Say About Us...

If you're thinking about starting a business or want to energize your current business you should contact the BACD. They deliver an excellent array of services for the entrepreneur from writing a business plan to strategies for reaching your target market. I took advantage of the Starter Company Plus Program that provides you with a wealth of information through a series of interesting workshops and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5000. I received my grant this spring and I am on my way to launching ESL Online with Peter, a service offering English as a second language lessons. Check out their website. Thanks BACD!

Peter H

If you are a business owner in Durham region and not part of the BACD, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. I knew within minutes of setting foot inside the BACD that is was an organization who genuinely cared about helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Every person I have interacted with is knowledgeable, approachable, honest, and most of all enthusiastic about helping business owners. In my twenty years as a business professional, I have joined dozens of organizations, associations and clubs that promised to help grow my leadership skills, fuel business growth and educate me about the ever-evolving world of business ownership. Out of all of them, less than 5 delivered and the BACD is right at the top of that list!

Kevin D

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Thank you to BACD’s clients for being our models (From left to right): Moha Mohamed Rizwan Bachani, Unique Accounting Services; Sharmaine Tiaga, Medicstox; Antoinette Burrell, Kismet Digital; Murray & Louise Nicholson, Hand and Stone Whitby; Julie Barr, Balance Life with Julie; Roxanne Christian, Live_Love_Life_Music; Karen Merfield, Ki Health and Wellness; Trisha Bower, Eat My Shortbread; Debra Noreiga Wright, Bloomingdale Wedding Couture Events; Pascal Zois, Blue Phoenix Studios; Annika Kim, Arts Unleashed; Orzala Quddusi, Make It Happen Social Media Services. Photo Credit: Blue Phoenix Studios.

BACD's Partners

These organizations are part of BACD's Business Network in the Region of Durham