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Tech You Can Use – Meet Zoe

March 1, 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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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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10 Red Flags that will get you Audited

February 8, 2021

Susan Ward from Small Business Info has an informative article on the 10 Red Flags  that will get the attention of CRA.  These are great tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to follow.  It is so important to not get flagged by the CRA. If you follow these practises you can have peace of mind…

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Digital Transformation is for every business!

February 1, 2021

Meet Ana Fernandes, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Abrisuite, an IT Consulting Business offering Digital Transformation focusing on Business Processes. Simply, they provide solutions that work.  Abrisuite is also a member of BACD’s Expert Network IT can be complex and Abrisuite helps solve those integration issues for businesses in all areas of IT and Cybersecurity. In…

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Payrolling your employees with CADJPRO

January 27, 2021

Garcia Hanson-Francis is the owner of CADJPro Payroll Solutions.  A business payroll, virtual outsourcing and bookkeeping business. Garcia recently joined BACD’s Expert Network and as such, we want to share their expertise with you. CADJPro helps business owners maneuver the economic complexities of running payroll and remain compliant while avoiding the intricacies involved.  Their focus…

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Goal Setting + Business Planning for 2021

January 12, 2021

2020 was a challenging year, testing our resiliency and our business plans.  It’s time to move forward into 2022 and plan for the new year.   Being proactive keeps our priorities on track and our business moving forward to the next level.   Let’s set some business goals – (having goals means we very often meet…

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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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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 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 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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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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