BACD is the go-to for Business Guidance in Durham Region!

Whether idea stage, start-up or existing business, the BACD can help you develop a roadmap to achieve your business goal


The BACD is part of YOUR business support team!

BACD is Durham Region's Small Business Enterprise Centre serving Ajax, Beaverton, Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry, Scugog, Sunderland, Uxbridge and Whitby. We are a not-for-profit organization and our vision is for every entrepreneur we serve achieves business success.

Our services include:
Business Advisory Services
Business Training, Mentoring & Workshops
Entrepreneurship Funding Programs
Networking Opportunities & Events

Who are our Clients

Our clients include small to medium businesses and can be at any stage in their business cycle - established, existing or start up. From business plans, business structure, operations, organizational systems, IT systems, financials and business funding, customer portfolio, marketing and sales, distribution channels, investors and connections to opportunities, our services are based on the individual needs of our clients.


Starting a business? We can help!
We can help you in getting started and to keep you on the right track towards creating a sustainable business. We provide you with the fundamentals as well as tools and templates every business needs including the business model, operations, financials, sales and marketing.


Want to grow your existing business?
Get an objective look into your business with a confidential one-on-one meeting with one of our experienced business advisors. We can provide strategies and tools for business plans, financials, marketing and sales to help you action the right steps to reach your business goals.


Connect, learn, succeed
We hold a range of networking events and training workshops to help advance your business. Our workshops provide strategies and business planning skills. We also invite expert subject matter guest speakers to talk on specialized topics to enhance your skills and business knowledge.

If you are ready for the next step in your business, do not wait!

Find out how we can support your journey to business success!

BACD Client Testimonials

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 Hughes

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'Arcy

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BACD's Partners

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