BACD’s physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open.
Our office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm and all our services are being provided virtually. We can be reached via phone, email and through our website contact forms and via our social media platforms as usual.
For up-to-date resources and information for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Invest Durham.
I always read about successful people in life such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates and all of them own at least one business so I thought I will start with a lawn care business as there will always be a need for grass to be cut for businesses and homes and it will teach me how to run a business especially for the future when I start other businesses
As a new business owner and it being my first time starting a business there were a lot of things that i had questions about and lots of unknowns and BACD and my mentor helped me with any questions I had and taught me so much
I first got an offer to cut the grass at a mushroom farm with two locations both big size lawns and once I started there one of the owners recommended me to a friend of his and I got a couple of places by just people telling their friends and when I got lawn signs I got a couple more calls
As a lawn care company, I find my most successful marketing strategies are having the yard signs on lawns I cut, so when someone drives by and sees a freshly cut and maintained lawn they will call or text me. Another successful marketing strategy is word of mouth. I had one client and he was pleased and then he told his co workers and I got a couple inquires about their lawns.
Work hard, if you work hard in anything you can become successful, if you have a business test your products or services before you sell them to people you want your product to be successful and will have people coming back, if you build a product and it breaks people won’t come back and get more they will go to another company make sure your product is the best one out there