Thank you to everyone who joined us Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week 2020 – online!
2020 has been a year that no one thought could ever happen. It has challenged people and businesses in so many ways. It has challenged us to think about different ways to do business that would not have been part of the business model or way of doing business in the past. It has also brought many creative and innovative ways to the forefront for many.
This year, we embrace change and challenge through our themes of Digital Tools, Digital Marketing, Business Mindset and Exploring New Markets.
Enjoy, learn, share and connect with us here at BACD – we are here to support you in anyway that we can!
**Monday** started with over 50 people listening to Chair John Henry as he opened the week and shared about the growth of our Region. Simon Gill, Director of Economic Development and Tourism gave a fantastic presentation on the Region, Economic Development and supports for business, we finished with Brandon Pickard, Tourism Manager debuting #ShopDurhamRegion and #SupportLocal.
As business owners and consumers, we have a choice as to where we invest our dollars. Supporting local make sense. Watch the opening
Laura Beauparlant of LabCreative Inc. ran a fantastic workshop on It’s All About Chemistry – Why Brands Success or Fail. Watch event
Colleen Imrie of The Nooks Canada highlighted their Maker Series – another marketplace for local maker businesses. Watch event
Women’s Entrepreneurship Going Global
Information, support and resources available for Women entrepreneurs and how to start exporting services and products. A BIG thank you to guest speakers Karima (KC) Goundiam and Melissa Malcolm who shared their personal experiences. Watch event
Reimagine, Recover, Relaunch Panel
Local small business owners on how they overcame the challenges of COVID19 and adapted to the ‘new normal.’ Thank you, Uchechi Ezurike-Bosse, the wonderful moderator for the event and the guest speakers: Frantastic Events, All or Nothing Brewhouse & Distillery, Full Tilt Cycle Durham, and The Maker’s Hub. Wow, so many great pieces of wisdom shared tonight. Watch event
Your Virtual Storefront – Shaun Bernstein, The Write Stuff
A robust web presence is integral to being found online. Everyone searches online. Watch event
Thank you to Chantal Kreviazuk for her beautiful performance.
People Purpose Planet – Social Enterprise Chat – Jay Fisher, FastStart Durham College. Social enterprises are on the rise! Businesses can solve a social problem and be socially responsible. Watch event
Avery Swartz, See you on the Internet
Superbly simple steps to improve your digital marketing both globally and locally. Watch event
There were 49 events!
The presenters of Do It In Durham volunteer their time and expertise. THANK YOU for making our business community what it is!
Introduction to Exporting: New Market Opportunities and Resources to Help You.
A very informative session presented by Daiana Villarreal and Ryan Convery| Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade Download pdf
Raising Capital through Angel Investors – Kristen Marumoto, Spark Angel Network
How To Get Clients and Customers With Google – Brandon Quan, Champions of SEO
This session was packed full of information to help businesses improve their digital assets’ SEO.
How to Get Found on Google Search and Maps – M. Yalçın Parmaksız
What’s Brewing – Oshawa Chamber of Commerce
Buying Journey of Your Digital Customer – Ameya Juvekar, Scaleup42.com
Selling on the Spot Marketplace. Website
Brilliant Catalyst 2nd Anniversary Event Ontario Tech University Website
Spark Centre Startup Grind In Conversation with the inspirational Anthony Lue
Business Booster Shot: A Panel event hosted by the UNG-Uxbridge Networking Group, led by Annie Hardock.
Do It In Durham Unwind Wrap Up Event – a small group of passionate people joined us for the final hurrah.. it was a long week, made longer by sitting in front of a computer all day – thank you for showing up and celebrating. We had such a fun time chatting and laughing together. Business does not always need to be serious.