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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 www.rebeccamunn.com

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spgn1RzCr78&t=1s 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. https://afshancpa.com/

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YMCA of Greater Toronto Offers Free Services to Employers

March 4, 2019

Need help getting the word out about job openings? Through funding from Employment Ontario, YMCA of Greater Toronto offers free services to employers: Recruit and attract the most suitable candidates for your needs Organize job fairs and post your job vacancies on YMCA Job Boards Job placement by providing mentoring and coaching support If required,…

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BACD Launches New Business Bootcamp

February 11, 2019

This new bootcamp is on Saturday March 23rd and is for anyone who is looking for answers to how to start a business. This 1-day course is perfect if you want to start and grow your part time business or take it full time. It’s an opportunity to work ON your business and plan your…

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Why Blogging Matters

February 1, 2019
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Come meet the Founders of Ribitt at the February Up Sales Talks

January 31, 2019

This month we are proud to have guest speakers Sana Virji & Ribat Chowdhury, Founders of Ribitt. If you want to be inspired then join us on February 20th, at the Whitby Centennial Building to hear this amazing entrepreneurial journey. Click to register Ribat and Sana started their journey with $5 and 5 days as part of…

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WSIB Incentive for businesses

January 30, 2019

For years, WSIB has a Small Business Health & Safety Program to encourage small businesses to build their health and safety. The incentive was 5% of customers’ annual premium. Now WSIB has increased the incentive to $750 minimum. Here is the amount businesses will receive based on their annual WSIB premium: Premium Incentive $1,000-$1,333 –…

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January 2019’s Up Practical Sales Talks Video

January 22, 2019

Guest Presenter was local business owner Adam Mitchell, President of Mitchell & Whale Insurance Brokers. Adam is the 3rd generation Mitchell and took over the family brokerage in 2009. Adam will shared his story of how he has grown the business organically over 1000%, while still maintaining a strong retention of existing customers. Last year the brokerage grew…

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Join us at the BACD Biz Hangout – dedicated space for entrepreneurs

January 17, 2019

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community. Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! We are running this every 2nd Monday at the BACD Offices from 9:30am to…

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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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