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Tech You Can Use – What is a VPN and do I need one?

May 3, 2021

Meet Zoe Tsoraklidis of TUCU Managed IT Services Inc.  Their mission is to help small business work like big business. With IT security and compliance systems in place – and IT support for your entire team, so that you can achieve your goals and work with ease & security everyday. Tucu are also members of…

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Meet Sheila Hall, Executive Director of the Clarington Board of Trade

April 29, 2021

I am thrilled to chat with Sheila Hall, Executive Director & Economic Development Officer for the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development about their organization and the good work they are doing in the Durham Region.  I have known Sheila for over 15 years but never really had a chance to chat…

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Meet Marlene Marco from Heart of Networking

April 7, 2021

This is our first interview with a community partner.  BACD has partnered with Heart of Networking numerous times in the 9 years since they started.  Many businesses get started with BACD and then as they grow their business they network with various different associations and organizations in Durham Region and beyond.   Heart of Networking serves…

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Make it Happen Online for your business!

March 15, 2021

Meet Orzala Quddasi, owner of Make It Happen Online, a BACD Referral Partner.  Orzala started small like many small businesses and slowly built her business into a full time business venture over the last 6 years with a number of team members supporting her clients.  Her background is in marketing and business management and moving…

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Why Business Insurance is a must to protect yourself

February 15, 2021

Meet Stephanie Herrera from McCam Insurance and a member of the BACD Expert Network! Stephanie has spent many years running her own business, starting a non profit, acting and working in the entertainment industry.  She is a dynamic speaker and loves working with businesses and joining McCam Insurance was a natural fit for her. When…

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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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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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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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5 TIPS for Creating Social Video Content

January 7, 2020

Looking for ways to boost your brand recognition? If so, social video content is an effective way to attract customers on a large scale. It is what appeals to modern customers because they’re entertaining, engaging and easy to digest. So, here are five tips for creating social video content.   1. Use vertical videos Many businesses…

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Meet Shelley Harrop of Beyond Insurance

August 14, 2019

Beyond Insurance is a member of the BACD’s Expert Network.  As a member, they are committed to helping you get the insurance and coverage you need for your business and personal life! The thought of all the things that can go wrong are enough to keep many business owners up at night. What if you…

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Meet Mohamed R. Bachani from Unique Accounting Services

July 8, 2019

Mohamed is the founder and president of Unique Accounting Services, an Accounting and Bookkeeping firm that helps Canadian small and medium sized businesses with all their bookkeeping, taxation and accounting. At Unique Accounting Services, we have the experience and expertise to handle all of your accounting and bookkeeping needs, but we also get to know…

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Meet Erin Rochon, BACD Expert Member

June 21, 2019

Erin Rochon is the owner and creator of Rochon & Associates, a boutique bookkeeping firm specializing in working with Legal, Medical and Dental clients, as well as small business owners needing training and mentorship with Quickbooks. With our proactive approach to bookkeeping, we ensure you are up to date on your financials so you can…

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Meet Expert Member – Norm Jolin of n design

June 12, 2019

Norm Jolin RGD is the owner and Creative Director at n. design. n. design is a graphic design and marketing company based out of Oshawa Ontario servicing the Greater Toronto Area. We specialize in the strategy and development of company branding and marketing. n. design is a graphic design company of Brand Specialists. We have…

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Useful Regulatory Information for E-Commerce Businesses

April 24, 2019

More and more of our clients are running e-commerce businesses. In fact, it is probably one of the smartest business decisions you could make to provide an omni channel experience for your customers.  The power is in the hands of the consumer and as businesses we need to have opportunities for prospects and customers to…

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Why Blogging Matters

February 1, 2019
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What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company

July 6, 2015

The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”; what does your logo say about your business? It takes not only a talented designer to create an image, but a savvy marketer to ensure your logo makes sense for your business. This article and awesome infographic will help you determine one of the most…

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