Thank you to everyone who came out to network and get their year started!  We  had boards around the room to talk about what challenges us in 2019, what works for us in 2019 and then what goals could we work on for 2020.

L to R: Farshid (Frank) Dehkordy, Shir Legal, Derek Johnston, Johnston Software Development, Christine Phillips, Professional One Virtual Services, and Michael Capa, Altona Painting

Some noted their challenges to be:

  1. Settling on one idea to pursue
  2. Being new to Durham Region
  3. Changing Careers
  4. Being Brave
  5. Online Integrations (yes this is a BIG one)
  6. Setting up a franchise

Some mentioned that worked for them:

  • Do It In Durham
  • Networking
  • Using BACD’s services
  • Starter Company Plus
  • Having a mentor

Loved these brave goals for 2020:

  1. Plan and execute business idea
  2. Build a community in Durham
  3. Increase online visibility
  4. Help Others


If we can help you kick off your 2020 business goals reach out! 905.668.4949