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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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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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From 31 years at GM, to owning a spa: How this Durham resident started over

July 29, 2019

Durham’s first Pure + Simple spa opens in Oshawa Article copied from written by Jillian Follert  Oshawa This Week OSHAWA — Last fall, Leslie Seeley was standing at a crossroads that many Durham residents know all too well.General Motors, where she had worked for 31 years, had dropped a bombshell, announcing it was restructuring and…

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Meet Christopher Downey from Bloomtools Durham

July 10, 2019

Bloomtools Durham is an elite web design and SEO services company serving the Durham Region. Chris and the Bloomtools team will help grow your revenue through improving your online presence and implementing effective digital marketing strategies including web design, search engine optimization, social media management, database marketing, print marketing and much more! To learn more…

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Meet Mohamed R. Bachani from Unique Accounting Services

July 8, 2019

Mohamed is the founder and president of Unique Accounting Services, an Accounting and Bookkeeping firm that helps Canadian small and medium sized businesses with all their bookkeeping, taxation and accounting. At Unique Accounting Services, we have the experience and expertise to handle all of your accounting and bookkeeping needs, but we also get to know…

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BACD Client Priceless Beauty featured in Pickering News Advertiser

July 4, 2019

Q&A with award-winning Pickering makeup artist Pamela Price of Priceless Beauty Judi Bobbit of Metroland met up with BACD Client, Pamela Price of Priceless Beauty to talk to her about her award and business. Pamela has been working with BACD for over 6 years and her business has been growing from strength to strength. Pamela…

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Pure + Simple – Now Open in Oshawa!

June 22, 2019

Pure + Simple has opened in Oshawa!  Owner Leslie Seeley and her team offer wonderful services to make you feel relaxed, pampered and special!  There are many opening specials going on right now, so give them a call 905.240.6764 If you are new to Pure + Simple, they are an all-natural skincare + wellness spa…

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Meet Erin Rochon, BACD Expert Member

June 21, 2019

Erin Rochon is the owner and creator of Rochon & Associates, a boutique bookkeeping firm specializing in working with Legal, Medical and Dental clients, as well as small business owners needing training and mentorship with Quickbooks. With our proactive approach to bookkeeping, we ensure you are up to date on your financials so you can…

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Meet Expert Member – Norm Jolin of n design

June 12, 2019

Norm Jolin RGD is the owner and Creative Director at n. design. n. design is a graphic design and marketing company based out of Oshawa Ontario servicing the Greater Toronto Area. We specialize in the strategy and development of company branding and marketing. n. design is a graphic design company of Brand Specialists. We have…

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May Up! Sales Video with Neville Joffe

June 11, 2019

Meet Neville Joffe, Author, Executive Educator, Business Coach, Financial Literacy Expert. Having retired from AME Learning after more than 20 years since starting the company, he is back to spending his time and passion (under the Bizwisdom banner), teaching business executives, managers and entrepreneurs how to understand the financial implications of their decisions, always with…

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Microfinancing Program Now Available!

June 5, 2019

BACD and AWCCU Financial have partnered to offer Durham Region businesses an opportunity to receive micro loans of up to $10,000. AWCCU Financial looks beyond your credit history when considering a micro loan for your business. This is a unique first to Durham Program for local businesses and entrepreneurs.  Small businesses and entrepreneurs have often had a challenge in…

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Pamela Price from Priceless Beauty Studio voted Makeup Specialist of the Year!

June 5, 2019

Congratulations to client Pamela Price of Priceless Beauty, Pickering for being voted “Makeup Specialist of the Year for all of the Greater Toronto Area” Her studio is located in Pickering. News Release 28 May 2019 For immediate release Top contenders in the Toronto Hair and Beauty Awards 2019 are to be recognized The Toronto Hair…

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Join us for June’s Up Sales to meet serial entrepreneur Mark Stewart

May 31, 2019

This month we have Mark Stewart, President and Chief Innovation officer at wonderMakr. During this session, you will be given tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your sales strategy and make a difference right away, but most of all- Be INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business. Presentation title:…

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Collision Toronto

Collision Conference –

May 24, 2019

I was fortunate to attend the Collision Conference which wrapped up today here in Toronto at the Enercare Centre.  This conference had so much to offer – World Class Speakers, Celebrities (Timbaland, Seth Rogen), Global Startups (Portugal, Taiwan, US), Professional Development, Mentoring and Fun events. I was blown away by the amount of attendees! Over…

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Watch April’s Up Sales Video

May 10, 2019

Thank you to sponsors 1Community1 for the video of the event. You gain so much value from seeing other business owners’ journeys. This networking event helps people learn skills, connect with others, as well as inspiring them and giving them new ideas! Do not miss Neville Joffe and his presentation entitled “An Ace Up Your…

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Launch of the Employment Standards Self Service Tool

May 6, 2019

The Ministry of Labour is excited to announce the launch of the Employment Standards Self Service Tool, available on the ministry’s website at The tool is designed to promote self-reliance amongst workplace parties, making it easier for employers and employees in Ontario to understand and comply with the Employment Standards Act (ESA). It also…

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She Means Business networking event a great success!

May 3, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23rd the ladies of Durham Region came out to see build relationships, connect and support each other at this networking event. Denise Branton, local female Barrister & Solicitor and Owner of Branton Law was our guest speaker. She gave us her top tips for building your business and learning through our own…

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