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Digital Main Street -deadline extended!!

November 27, 2020

The deadline for the Digital Main Street Grant program has been extended to December 15. 2020 WORKSHOP: Dec 4. 2020 9:30am How to apply for the grant As part of our mandate to help Durham businesses impacted by COVID-19, the BACD is pleased to facilitate the Digital Main Street program. Digital Main Street is a…

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Highlights: Do It In Durham 2020 – the virtual edition

November 26, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week 2020 – online! 2020 has been a year that no one thought could ever happen. It has challenged people and businesses in so many ways. It has challenged us to think about different ways to do business that would not have been…

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Ontario Supporting Small Businesses with Financial Advice and Training

November 19, 2020

Investment to provide new online resources to help entrepreneurs during COVID-19 NEWS RELEASE November 19, 2020 Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade The Ontario government is investing over $2.2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to provide small businesses with free, tailored financial advice and online training to help them make informed financial decisions and navigate the…

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Emily Lam – Digital Services Support Specialist

November 3, 2020

Emily Lam Digital Services Support Specialist Email: emilydss@bacd.ca I recently graduated from Durham College’s Contemporary Web Design program. I worked as an Early Childhood Educator with children with special needs for about 2 years. I love working on graphics/designs and bouncing ideas with people about planning and strategies for website user experience. Fun fact: My closet…

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Small Business Week 2020 starts today!

October 19, 2020

Join entrepreneurs everywhere for BDC Small Business Week™ activities under the theme ‘Forging the Way Forward’ This year they will be: Recognizing the resilience of Canadian entrepreneurs Looking at what has changed for Canadian businesses Exploring how to build a future in these uncertain times Visit site.bdc.ca/sbwevents to register for one of the BDC events…

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Daisy Raudales – Digital Services Support Specialist

September 24, 2020

Daisy Raudales Digital Services Support Specialist daisydss@bacd.ca Hi there! My name is Daisy and I am a Public Relations and Digital Marketing Specialist. Throughout my education, I have earned an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Digital Media Studies. I am a current freelancer and have a deep passion…

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Zoe Ferguson – Digital Services Support Specialist

September 24, 2020

Zoe Ferguson Digital Services Support Specialist zoedss@bacd.ca I recently graduated from Durham College’s Contemporary Web Design program. I have worked in e-commerce for roughly 7 years helping companies grow their online presence. Skillset/strengths Shopify WordPress (including WooCommerce for e-commerce) Adobe Creative Cloud, strongest in Illustrator and Photoshop Email Marketing using MailChimp Google Analytics Google Ads…

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Krista Holder – Digital Services Support Specialist

September 24, 2020

Krista Holder – Digital Services Support Specialist Digital Service Squad kristadss@bacd.ca Krista is coming into the marketing world with her fresh talent. Krista has earned her post-secondary advanced diploma in Business Administration Marketing and is currently in her final year studying to receive her Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Marketing and a minor…

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Jessica Fung – Digital Services Support Specialist

September 24, 2020

Jessica Jung Digital Services Support Specialist Digital Main Street/Digital Durham Business Advisory Centre Durham jessicadss@bacd.ca Jessica here! 👩🏻‍💻 I am a digital marketer with a specialization in long-form content creation such as blogging, writing, and content planning. I believe that digital content is king, and creating content that tells a story is one of the…

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Free digital services are now available for Durham businesses through Digital Main Street

August 26, 2020

Whitby, Ontario – The Business Advisory Centre Durham and The Regional Municipality of Durham is pleased to announce additional support for businesses in Durham Region to expand their digital presence, adopt innovative tools and explore new training opportunities through Digital Service Squads, as part of the Digital Main Street (DMS) program. Established in 2018, DMS…

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Freelancer/Subcontractor Opportunity

August 6, 2020

Date: August 21, 2020 Digital Main Street Durham Region Service Squad / Small Business Digital Support Specialist The digital support specialists will support local businesses with their digital footprint through working in conjunction with the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD).  Our Project Leads will coordinate between the business and the digital support specialists to assist…

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Canada Revenue Agency – Resources At a Glance

August 5, 2020

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Support for Businesses – Find COVID-19 support and other programs and services Here, you’ll be asked a few questions about your business and a list of benefits that may help in your situation, along with the links for more information, will be displayed. Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Canada Emergency…

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Steps for Returning to the “New Normal”

June 7, 2020

As part of the Durham Region Economic Development Task Force we hosted a webinar on  “Turning the New ‘Normal’ Into a Big Win!”   The webinar was presented by BACD Client, Durham Recruiting/Durham HR Solutions.  The session was relevant and informative as we all navigate the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and returning to a “new…

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Let’s stand together to make a difference for our community

June 4, 2020

The Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc. (BACD) has always been in support of all businesses in our community. All businesses need access to our services and equal opportunities to start and grow their businesses.  Our diversity adds to the richness of our staff, business community and our Region. We want to take a moment to speak…

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Business community outlines needs on road to recovery

June 2, 2020

Whitby, Ontario – A recent study of hundreds of Durham businesses has revealed that 92 per cent of businesses are concerned that a second wave of COVID-19 could be a barrier to recovery. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause global economic impacts, all Durham-based businesses have been affected by this unprecedented crisis. Now, as mindsets…

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Reopening Ontario after COVID-19

May 25, 2020

Ontario is working through the stage 1 of reopening the province, therefore we have compiled a range of resources to help you navigate through this process. Industry Reopening Guides Beauty / Cosmetology Food Service Construction Business Industry Associations Small Business Funding Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Interest-free loans for small business not receiving CEBA…

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6 Steps to a Successful Financial / Operational Response To COVID-19:

May 8, 2020

There is a deluge of information coming at all of us, particularly a challenge as a small business, an entrepreneur or as a contractor during this pandemic. BACD can help you navigate these unchartered waters and get back to smooth sailing as quickly as possible. First things first, ensure that you, your staff, and your…

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8 things you can do now for your business

8 things you can do now for your business

May 4, 2020

Firstly, stay safe and update your business practices based on the current health advice during COVID-19. Below are 8 actionable ideas to help you weather the storm.   1. Limit expenses/review your cash flow – Now is the time to save cash. That means cutting all non-essential expenses and limiting inventory purchases. Review your subscriptions…

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COVID-19 Support Programs Explained by an Accountant

April 23, 2020

We were fortunate enough to have Mike Libbey of Your Bottom Line present a webinar on April 22, 2020 on the updated programs from various Governments for businesses and individuals because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Watch the presentation here: DISCLAIMER: This information is subject to change. Highlights: Tax Deadlines: Extended Other Deadlines: GST/HST Remittances, filing…

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COVID-19: Ideas, Resources and Tools for pivoting your business

April 21, 2020

COVID-19 has likely changed our world forever and as businesses we will need to adapt to the changes if we want to thrive in these uncertain times. Pivoting is not new, Starbucks started out selling espresso machines and coffee beans in the early 70’s and then realized that there was a large opportunity they were…

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Resources and Information for the Business Community during COVID-19

April 9, 2020

UPDATED December 3, 2020 BACD and our network of 54 offices are gathering as many resources, ideas, solutions as possible for our business community. We know this time is not easy – however, let’s do our best to focus on the present moment. Let’s support each other, our community, our businesses, friends and family. Reach…

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