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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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BACD Announces New Business Competition

May 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 28, 2018 Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) launches new business competition with the finale event to be part of ‘Do It In Durham 2018’ Applications are now open for Durham Region businesses to enter to win $10,000 worth of prizes in the new BACD Pitch2Win business competition. The three top…

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Build Local Search Presence Using Google – Webcast

May 7, 2018

Google HQ had an American Small Business Week livestream last week. It was really useful and dived into hyper-local strategies for you to market your business. Definitely worth watching!

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Powerful Small Business Trends you need to know

May 2, 2018

Top 10 Powerful Small Business Trends Taking Over (2018)

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2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Opportunity

April 4, 2018

Today the Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, delivered the 2018 Ontario Budget: “A Plan for Care and Opportunity.” The 2018 Budget makes significant new investments in health care, child care, home care and mental health, and delivers new measures to create more job opportunities for people across the province. It also deliver focuses on…

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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 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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