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Durham College intern lends her support to BACD!

January 21, 2020

BACD is happy to welcome Debora Kabwike to our centre!  She will be interning at BACD from Jan 2020 – Apr 2020.  Debora studies Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Durham College and is is currently enrolled in second-year. Her main focus in the future is digital design as well as content creation. A fun…

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Essential Web Homepage Elements

January 17, 2020

In today’s competitive and noisy world, you have to consider more than just the design of your website when building it.  The user’s or customer journey is really paramount to the success of your website.  The functionality and user experience is what is important to you converting customers on your website. In this article, John…

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A great time at BACD’s 2020 Business Kick Off!

January 17, 2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to network and get their year started!  We  had boards around the room to talk about what challenges us in 2019, what works for us in 2019 and then what goals could we work on for 2020. L to R: Farshid (Frank) Dehkordy, Shir Legal, Derek Johnston, Johnston…

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We welcome Bookie Adekanye to BACD!

January 15, 2020

We are pleased to have Bookie Adekanye join us as an intern to expand her knowledge and experience of working with entrepreneurs in Canada.  Say hi to Bookie when you see her! A little about Bookie: Bookie is always excited about working in start-up environments- whether starting up a new operation for an organization, running…

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Intellectual Property Basics with Bereskin & Parr

January 14, 2020

In this video presentation, Teresa Shaver speaks with Tony Orsi and Catherine Lovrics, lawyers at Bereskin & Parr and members of our Expert Network about Intellectual Property – Copyrights and Trademarks. Get in touch with Bereskin & Parr Catherine Loverics: 416.957.1163 Tony Orsi 416.957.1175 Bereskin & Parr is an Intellectual Property boutique law…

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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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Backlinko’s Amazing SEO Guide for 2020 – Let’s Rank!

January 3, 2020

This is really the ultimate guide to local SEO for 2020.  Backlinko walks you step by step, chapter by chapter through: local SEO basics keyword search ranking factors Google My Business onsite local SEO local link building and more! Get started now with their ultimate guide!

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Incredible things Google Docs Can Do

December 17, 2019

The original article appeared in Fast Company August 2018 Google Docs is a word processor from the Google Suite and gaining in popularity everyday as opposed to Apple Pages or Microsoft Word.  This article gives you 25 tips on how to be a Google Docs Ninja. As an entrepreneur, your days are busy – using…

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That’s a Wrap! Do It In Durham 2019 officially closed!

November 25, 2019

It was a brilliant week! I met so many great people, learned a lot, networked, connected and more!  So much excitement from many of the entrepreneurs taking part in this week.  Thank you for your participation, that is what made it successful.  We had over 2,000 people taking part in the 52 events we held…

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Social Media Marketing with Orzala!

November 1, 2019

In this episode, Teresa Shaver from the Business Advisory Centre Durham talks to BACD Expert Member and Presenter: Orzala Quddusi, Social Media Strategist and Owner of Make it Happen Online. In this interview, Orzala talks about the motives behind starting her business, how she conducts her social media assessment and other services as well tips…

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Do It In Durham – Now open for Registration!

October 30, 2019

It’s our favourite time of year again! Do It In Durham is on our horizon.  It’s THE celebration of Entrepreneurship for the Durham Region.  Held during the same week as Global Entrepreneurship Week, there is something for everyone in business and interested in business. Do it in Durham 2019 is here!  Durham Region’s celebration of…

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Canaphem’s Secret to Success

October 30, 2019

Teresa Shaver recently interviewed Robbie Ichelson, CEO and Founder of Canaphem. Canaphem worked with BACD for about 2 years refining his business model, value proposition, marketing messages and sales strategy. Since that time, his business has skyrocketed and grown from strength to strength.  His innovative approach to a traditional business model has augmented his success…

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The Makers Movement is Gaining Momentum!

October 1, 2019

Thank you to Star Metroland for writing a profile on the #MakersMovement in the Our Town publication! I was beyond thrilled to be interviewed for it, to suggest local makers and to have BACD Clients from Whitby profiled as well! Congratulations to Rebecca Munn for a great profile in the magazine.  The Maker Movement is alive and…

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Interview with Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance

September 19, 2019

Meet Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance located in Whitby.  We recently had Adam as a guest speaker for our #UpSales event and we wanted to share his innovative way of “making insurance not suck” with you! Teresa Shaver talks with Adam about how he decided to become the president of…

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BACD Client, Durham Recruiting, 15th fastest growing company in Canada!

September 17, 2019

Congratulations to BACD Client, Durham Recruiting for being recognized as the 15th fastest growing company in Canada by Maclean’s and Canadian Business Magazine On September 12, 2019, Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazine ranked Durham Recruiting as #15 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies and #1 within the HR Industry! Startup…

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Achieving Higher Sales in a Smoking Hot Sector – CANNABIS!

September 12, 2019

Even in medicine, driving top line sales is critical if you want to survive and continue to meet the needs of your customers. Join us at September’s Up! Practical Sales Talks is Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces…

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Meet Ross Libbey, Your Bottom Line Accounting & Bookkeeping

August 21, 2019

Teresa Shaver, Executive Director of the Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc. chats with BACD Expert Network member about their business and the services they offer. Ross is a fun accountant!  He is  a people person and loves to help clients achieve peace of mind by taking care of their accounting, tax and bookkeeping needs. Watch…

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Good Word Communications

Elevate your brand with a robust public relations toolbox with good word communications

August 19, 2019

BACD has partnered with good word communications to assist businesses to build a robust communications toolbox at a bargain price. There are 10 workshops – 2 hours each of in depth content and work. $40.00 per session. Elevate your brand: building a robust public relations toolbox Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of…

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Shelley Harrop

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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Interview with Jody Swain, Hire and Fire Your Kids

August 14, 2019

Hire and Fire Your Kids,  a Behaviour & Chore App is launching on August 17th! It’s A Real World Game, Are You Ready To Play? HIRE your Kids for jobs around the house & FIRE them when they don’t follow the family values and expectations. Watch the Interview here In this interview we speak to Founder…

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Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus – Seed funding now accepting applications!

August 2, 2019

The Starter Company Plus program is back thank you to the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade! The program over the last 5 years has successfully launched over 150 businesses in Durham Region. The program offers: 3 days of business training networking development of sales and marketing skills business planning growth strategies…

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