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Congratulations to Priceless Beauty Studio

March 22, 2018

BACD and the staff would like to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to our client, Priceless Beauty Studio for being nominated for ‘Beauty Salon of the Year in Durham Region’ at The Toronto Hair & Beauty Awards 2018. This is an amazing accomplishment with Priceless Beauty Studio only officially opening their studio in October 2017…

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Scaling your business is not about you

March 13, 2018

A recent interesting article from our ONE Network partner, MaRs speaks about the process of scaling your business and the approach founders take to growthing their business. Growth marketing isn’t magic, however, it requires the right  mindset.  As Einstein’s famous quote says: If you want the same results, keep doing what you have always done. …

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Starter Company Plus! Money, Training AND Mentoring!

March 1, 2018

This program is for new and existing businesses.  Receive in depth business training, mentoring and up to $5K in funding to launch or grow your business. The program has 5 full training days (9am – 4pm two times a week) covering Business Concept, Organization, Operations, Customer Relations and Presentation Skills. The program is available from April 1,…

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Summer Company

Summer Company 2018 applications are now open!

March 1, 2018

Are you a student with a business idea? Start your own company this summer! Summer Company is a program that provides Ontario students ages 15-29 up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate your business. It starts in June / July and finishes by Labour Day. Applications now open ,…

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Employing Young Talent Incentive

January 22, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, Ontario’s new Employing Young Talent Incentive (EYTI) is being offered to small businesses (fewer than 100 employees) who hire and retain youth 15 to 29 years old through Employment Service, and to all employers hiring through Youth Job Connection. How it works: As an employer, you benefit from hiring a young…

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How to Optimize your Google My Business Listing

January 11, 2018

An important first step in any local SEO strategy is to claim and verify your local business’ Google My Business (GMB) listing. Getting on Google My Business can increase your chances of showing up in Google’s Local Pack, Local Finder, Google Maps, and organic rankings in general. Qualifying local businesses can claim this free listing…

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Priceless Beauty of Durham Region is Open!

November 29, 2017

Priceless Beauty, a client of The Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc (BACD) is now OPEN!  Priceless Beauty features a feminine chic atmosphere and a warm, knowledgeable staff ready to make every visit a pleasant and memorable experience. Priceless Beauty’s team is constantly researching new products, expanding their knowledge, and enhancing their beauty techniques to stay…

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Ontario’s 2017 Fall Economic Statement

November 27, 2017

The BACD would like to share this information on behalf of the  Ministry of Finance On November 13th, 2017 the Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, delivered Ontario’s 2017 Fall Economic Statement, unveiling new measures our government is taking to help small businesses lower costs, create opportunities and modernize their relationship with government. These initiatives represent a…

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Do It In Durham – something for everyone!

November 7, 2017

Do It In Durham started in 2013 – an initiative to bring together our business community with the goal of celebrating entrepreneurship!  We planned to bring together a number of presenters and partners to collectively put a series of events related to business learning, networking and connecting on a calendar. We want our businesses to…

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The Makers Hub of Durham Region is Open!

November 7, 2017

The Maker’s Hub, a client of The Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc (BACD) is now OPEN! It’s a place exclusive to the Maker’ community. A place to help grow the small home-based business. It’s all about community over competition at The Hub. The main service they offer Makers, is Centralized Customer Pick Ups. Offering convenience, privacy, safety…

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Digital Durham launches today!

October 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 18, 2017 DIGITAL DURHAM – PUTTING DURHAM BUSINESSES ON THE DIGITAL MAP! A new program called Digital Durham has launched in Durham Region with the purpose of helping local businesses improve their digital presence, online marketing strategies and technologies with the goal of increasing revenue and growing their business. Digital Durham is a…

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Small Business Week

October 16, 2017

Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business, issued the following statement today on Small Business Week: “As the Minister Responsible for Small Business, it’s a pleasure to celebrate Small Business Week, a time to recognizing the hard work and incredible contributions of the more than 400,000 small businesses in Ontario. Small businesses are the backbone…

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Meet Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

September 15, 2017

Every year profit 500 publishes the ranking of Canada’s 500 fastest growing companies.  They are some of the most exciting companies operating in Canada today.  Read more about their stories and insights.  I am sure there are nuggets of information that you could glean from their stories that you could incorporate in your business. Read…

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New Goodies from a recently attended Conference

September 11, 2017

I recently attended the ASBDC Conference (American Small Business Development Centres) in Nashville Tennessee.  It was 4 full days of workshops and keynotes from 8am – 6pm!  We came back with so much information and many new connections. One day was meeting with the Sister Centres of North America’s Network – Canada, The Caribbean, South…

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Marketing Resources BACD

Marketing is more than you think!

August 3, 2017

Original Article Courtesy of Donald Cooper So what is marketing? Customer Research Competitor Research Product Design Quality Availability of your products/services Packaging Presentation of products/services Signage Digital footprint Promotional Materials Your clothing Your tone of voice Your behaviour Your social media content Response time Language used with customers Sales Invoicing Pricing Our policies Our guarantee…

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Rise Asset Development

Loans for entrepreneurs—with mental health issues

July 24, 2017

Rise Asset Development is a registered Charity that provides low interest small business loans, free training and mentorship to men and women with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. Rise lends money to the following programs:Small Business, Events, Youth Small Business and a Peer Supported Lending Program. They work across Ontario and work…

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Summer Company

Check out Summer Company Businesses – our Youth Entrepreneurs!

July 20, 2017

See our Summer Company Clients in action this summer!  Clients have been through training, mentoring and received a Government of Ontario grant of $3,000.  Please support their business if you can! CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THEM

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26 Sources of Income

May 25, 2017

Make Money from Good Ideas… As entrepreneurs it is not enough just to get lots of ideas. We also have to be able to make money from them and find the business model that is right for us. So what different possibilities do we have to make money from a good idea? There is a…

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Google MY Business

Google My Business – Free Online Google Listing

May 17, 2017

You have your business up and running. Now you want to ensure potential clients and customers can find your business online. Sure, you’ve set up your Facebook and website (or maybe not – but might want to think about it!), but does your business show up on Google Maps when you search for it? If…

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ACCESS Community Capital Fund

April 11, 2017

ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a registered charity based in Toronto that provides micro-loans of up to $5,000 for small business and professional development to people living in the GTA with low income, poor credit history or no collateral. MiniMicroLoans up to a maximum of $1,000 Funds used to cover costs for one of the…

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Starter Company Plus

New Program – Starter Company Plus!

April 5, 2017

New Program from the BACD! We have launched a new program, Starter Company Plus designed to provide budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners with experiential business training, skills development, mentoring and a chance to win $5000 in seed capital to help them start, grow or buy a small business. The program is for those 18…

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