The BACD Team

Achieve Business Success with Us!

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Teresa Shaver

Executive Director

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Patrice Esper

Business Advisor &
Starter Company Program Coordinator

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Andrea Rowland

Business Advisor | Marketing Specialist

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Marlon Shaw

Business Advisor

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Ashley McBride

Program Administrator,
Summer Company & Starter Company

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Lindy Schultz

Bookkeeper & Admin Coordinator


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Antoinette Burrell

Project Lead


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Liz Ogundare

Freelance Admin Support


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BACD Client Testimonials

BACD provided an amazing source of support, guidance, training and constructive critiquing, both on a business level as well as personal. The experienced in-house business leaders and staff, combined with their appointed mentors and specialized trainers gave me a much clearer understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. Then BACD gave me the much needed tools and confidence, to help set me off on the right paths to success.

Steve B.

BACD is a fantastic resource for entrepreneurs and businesses. The team of advisors and program facilitators are passionate about small business and are very helpful in providing the resources needed to grow and succeed. I have experienced great success working with BACD over the past 3 years. I would recommend all entrepreneurs to network with the team of advisors and find out how they can achieve business success!

Adam J.

Just an amazing resource with amazing people. So much knowledge and they have a genuine interest and desire to help entrepreneurs and business owners. Amazing!!

Angie H.

The Business Advisory Centre Durham is a not for profit organization that helps people start or grow their businesses and we do that through one-on-one consultations, training workshops and business seminars to be able to give you the skills, tools, and knowledge you need to run your business successfully. The types of clients we’ve looked after here historically are retail businesses, service-based businesses, marketing consultants, or a web design company, and home lawn maintenance .

We look after clients that have their target market in the Region of Durham, and we work on their business plans or business model and teaching them how to write a business model canvas. We also work with marketing and sales strategies, as well as strategic plans, and what their vision and their mission is for their company.

All of our consultations and most of our seminars and workshops are free of charge so that we can help get you up and running in your business and making a success of it quickly. We like to work with you right through the whole process and be at your grand opening.