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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 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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Join us to hear May Up! Sales Talks Presenter Neville Joffe

May 2, 2019

Join us this month to hear Neville Joffe, Author, Executive Educator, Business Acumen Training and Financial Literacy Expert. This presentation was developed for the Up! event. Neville attended last month’s UP Sales presentation and created a presentation just for us entitled ‘An Ace Up Your Sleeve’ – How to manage the highs, lows, ups and…

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Useful Regulatory Information for E-Commerce Businesses

April 24, 2019

More and more of our clients are running e-commerce businesses. In fact, it is probably one of the smartest business decisions you could make to provide an omni channel experience for your customers.  The power is in the hands of the consumer and as businesses we need to have opportunities for prospects and customers to…

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Rebecca Munn Opens New Studio in Whitby

April 24, 2019

Rebecca Munn offers sewing lessons for all ages. She has been a client at BACD for a number of years and we congratulate her on continuous success and the growth of her business. The new studio is located at 27- 2020 Wentworth Street, Whitby, Ontario. For more information, please visit her website at

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Watch March’s Up Sales Video with Jeff Talmey from Town Brewery

April 9, 2019

March’s Up Practical Sales Talks event was full of cheer when Jeff Talmey, one of the co-founders of Town Brewery, Whitby shared his journey on becoming an entrepreneur and starting his own business. Watch the video: Read the blog created by 1Community1

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PepperNorth Scales Up its Sauce Production

April 1, 2019

PepperNorth, a client of BACD is featured in March 2019’s edition of Plant, Canadian Manufacturing magazine. Award-winning retail brand moves from a church basement to a full service plant. Ana and Drew Stevens knew their fiery food company was at a crossroads in 2016 when they landed a deal for their hand-made hot sauces to…

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Join us to hear April’s Up Sales guest speaker, Jeff Ross, Co-Founder of Dimples

March 28, 2019

Want to know how to sell more of the product or service you sell? Then join us to hear April’s Up Sales guest speaker, Jeff Ross, Co-Founder of Dimples. Register now for April 17th event Whether you sell B2B or B2C, online or off, Jeff Ross, Co-Founder of the Dimples brand of personalized jewellery has…

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Rebecca Munn Studio Grand Opening

March 20, 2019

We’re so excited to share the news of one of our clients moving to their new Studio. This is an expansion for Rebecca Munn! This is true testament that hard work pays off. Congratulations on your success. There is not what better way to celebrate than with a party! Come hang out with the best…

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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.

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