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Congratulations to Dragon and Drinks Cafe, Whitby

March 12, 2019

Drinks & Dragons is a third-wave board game cafe. They provide an amazing space for family, friends, and meeting new friends through the bonding power of board games. To add to the welcoming environment they have a full specialty third wave coffee shop, great snacks and panini sandwiches, and delicious desserts. They want the games,…

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Local Town Brewery’s Jeff Talmey is our March Up Sales Speaker

March 7, 2019

Local is the direction the world is going. Consumers look for locally produced clothing, locally roasted coffee, locally grown produce, local service providers, locally made products, and so much more. In this session you will hear from Jeff Talmey, co-founder of Town Brewery on how they are building their brand by brewing high quality products,…

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Congratulations to Afshan Ahmad CPA Professional Company

March 6, 2019

Congratulations to Afshan Ahmad CPA Professional Corporation on the expansion of her business and move into the new location at 101 Dundas Street West, Unit 304, Whitby. https://afshancpa.com/

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YMCA of Greater Toronto Offers Free Services to Employers

March 4, 2019

Need help getting the word out about job openings? Through funding from Employment Ontario, YMCA of Greater Toronto offers free services to employers: Recruit and attract the most suitable candidates for your needs Organize job fairs and post your job vacancies on YMCA Job Boards Job placement by providing mentoring and coaching support If required,…

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BACD Launches New Business Bootcamp

February 11, 2019

This new bootcamp is on Saturday March 23rd and is for anyone who is looking for answers to how to start a business. This 1-day course is perfect if you want to start and grow your part time business or take it full time. It’s an opportunity to work ON your business and plan your…

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Why Blogging Matters

February 1, 2019
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Come meet the Founders of Ribitt at the February Up Sales Talks

January 31, 2019

This month we are proud to have guest speakers Sana Virji & Ribat Chowdhury, Founders of Ribitt. If you want to be inspired then join us on February 20th, at the Whitby Centennial Building to hear this amazing entrepreneurial journey. Click to register Ribat and Sana started their journey with $5 and 5 days as part of…

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WSIB Incentive for businesses

January 30, 2019

For years, WSIB has a Small Business Health & Safety Program to encourage small businesses to build their health and safety. The incentive was 5% of customers’ annual premium. Now WSIB has increased the incentive to $750 minimum. Here is the amount businesses will receive based on their annual WSIB premium: Premium Incentive $1,000-$1,333 –…

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January 2019’s Up Practical Sales Talks Video

January 22, 2019

Guest Presenter was local business owner Adam Mitchell, President of Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers. Adam is the 3rd generation Mitchell and took over the family brokerage in 2009. Adam will shared his story of how he has grown the business organically over 1000%, while still maintaining a strong retention of existing customers. Last year the brokerage grew…

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Join us at the BACD Biz Hangout – dedicated space for entrepreneurs

January 17, 2019

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community. Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! We are running this every 2nd Monday at the BACD Offices from 9:30am to…

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Cheese please: 16 types of grilled cheese at new Gangster Cheese restaurant in Whitby

January 16, 2019

Gangster Cheese plans to launch second food truck this spring Article from WHATSON Jan 13, 2019 by Jillian Follert  Whitby This Week WHITBY —The perfect grilled cheese is both an art and a science — and the owners of downtown Whitby’s newest restaurant think they have it just right. Gangster Cheese opened Dec. 22, featuring more than a dozen types…

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Whitby entrepreneur creating next generation of makers

January 15, 2019

Rebecca Munn stitches together a successful sewing business in Durham Original Article Jan 14, 2019 by Ian McMillan  Whitby This Week WHITBY — What do you want to do with your life? That’s a question many young people struggle with as they plan their futures beyond high school. But not Rebecca Munn. She knew what she wanted to…

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BACD is open until 8pm every Wednesday

January 14, 2019

Starting January 16th, every Wednesday BACD will stay open until 8pm. We are offering late night advisory meetings and workshops. Advisory one-on-ones are by appointment only and need to be pre-booked. Contact us to schedule a time now: 905 668 4949 or clientservices@bacd.ca

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Up! Practical Sales Talks now in its 3rd year!

January 11, 2019

Up! Practical Sales Talks starts on January, 16 2019 with a success local entrepreneur sharing his sales story. This practical and candid sales talks series by experts in the trenches has been a great success. “Not only is this a great business networking opportunity, it is also an inspiration to many local business owners”, says…

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Up Sales – Videos

January 9, 2019

Here is the list of video’s from the last two year’s of guest speakers. There are some great nuggets of information about sales, growing your business, your business development strategy and so much more! UP! SALES TALK VIDEOS 2018 SERIES November 14, 2018 – RUSS MONTAGUE, President & CEO, Co-Founder Nerd Block October 17, 2018 – AUDREY…

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BACD’s Pitch2Win Winners Announced!

December 10, 2018

Congratulations to the three winners of the Pitch2WIN Business Competition. This was a great night with 10 local businesses pitching to win 1 of the top 3 prizes in the BACD Pitch2Win Business Competition! We would like to thank everyone who entered. Everyone who stood up and pitched their business that night is a WINNER!…

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8 reasons to Do It It In Durham – Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week!

October 9, 2018

Do It In Durham is coming up again. Every year, we get very excited about this week.  In 2013 when we started, we wanted this to be an opportunity for job creators, business owners, entrepreneurs and the business community at large to come together to celebrate the spirit of business ownership.  This week has over…

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BACD Welcomes new board member!

October 3, 2018

The Board of Directors are pleased to welcome Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse to the board!  Her knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and business owner will complement the mission and vision of the Business Advisory Centre Durham. Teresa Shaver, Executive Director of the BACD, feels that Uchechi will be an asset and a great resource for clients…

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Courtice teen gets startup support for tutoring business

July 26, 2018

Meet one of clients, Tawfek Abdelwahed, owner of TBT Tutoring. He is taking part the BACD Summer Company program, an Ontario Government program provides students ages 15-29 up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate your business. Read the article at durhamregion.com    

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K2O 50 K Paddle Marathon for Autism Ontario

June 26, 2018

On July 22nd, East of Six SUP (one of our clients) are racing in the 50 K Marathon Paddle Race by stand up paddle board to raise funds and awareness for Autism Ontario! The 50 K, K2O Paddle Marathon is from Burritts Rappids to the Rideau Canoe Club in Ottawa. It’s going to be a big…

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Ajax Family Physiotherapy adds 2nd location in Bowmanville

June 26, 2018

Bowmanville Family Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Centre is a new clinic located at 2021 Green Rd., Unit 101, in North Bowmanville. This clinic is an extension of Ajax Family Physiotherapy which is one of the top sports and physical rehabilitation clinics providing the Durham region with Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy services. We identified a need…

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