BACD provides Business Guidance, Training, Entrepreneurial Funding and Networking opportunities for Start Up and Existing Businesses

We are Durham Region's own Small Business Centre

We are a not-for-profit organization located in Durham Region. We offer free confidential one-on-one advisory meetings which provide a 360° perspective of the business planning necessary for each individual business' growth. Our one-on-ones help business owners create focus and clarity, so they can develop essential business processes and take necessary actions to achieve their business goals. 

Our funding programs, business knowledge, skills training, resources, connections support businesses as they advance through the business growth cycle. Our clients include idea, start up, early stage, growth and mature businesses located in Ajax, Beaverton, Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Perry, Scugog, Sunderland, Uxbridge and Whitby.

START-UP

Start a Business!

Services for Start Ups
Start Up Session Workshop
Business Fundamental Workshops
One-on-One Advisory Meetings
Starter Company Plus Program
Student Summer Company
BACD Biz Hangout
Professional Expert Network
BACD Web Resources Section
Networking Events

GROWTH

Grow your Business!

Services for Existing Businesses
One-on-One Advisory Meetings
Expert Workshops
Starter Company Plus Program
Pathway Program
Professional Expert Network
BACD Biz Hangout
BACD Web Resources Section
Networking Events

EVENTS

Network, Connect, Collaborate

Business Events
Networking Events
Expert Workshops
BACD Biz Lunch
BACD Biz Hangout
BACD Business Fundamentals
Up! Practical Sales Talks
ONE Partner Events

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

How we can help you Start or Grow your Business

We can offer an objective look into your business in a confidential one-on-one advisory 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.

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.

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BACD's Partners

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