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

Welcome to Durham Region's Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC)

We are a not-for-profit organization located in Durham Region. We are one of 54 Small Business Enterprise Centres in Ontario providing business training, tools, skills development, networking opportunities, connections and funding programs to support businesses as they advance through the business growth cycle.

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.

How We Help Businesses Achieve Business Success

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.

Applications Now Open!

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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BACD's Partners

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