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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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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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