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Business Survival During COVID Times

October 21
10:00AM - 11:00AM


Presented in partnership with South Lakes Futures, Teresa Shaver of the Business Advisory Centre Durham will talk about strategies for doing business during and after COVID.

COVID-19 has likely changed our world forever and as businesses we will need to adapt to the changes if we want to thrive in these uncertain times.

Pivoting is not new, Starbucks started out selling espresso machines and coffee beans in the early 70’s and then realized that there was a large opportunity they were missing to provide coffee in a Eurostyle coffee house. Businesses need to be innovative, creative and pivot their businesses to stay relevant, adapt to changing technologies, ways of doing business and communicating with their customers.

Over the last few years, BACD has been working with our businesses to help them automate and integrate software, business processes and business models so that they can potentially scale their business, deliver service online, provide customers a way to engage online with their business or have a flexible lifestyle business.

We will work through:

  • Refining your value proposition
  • Problem solving and creating new solutions
  • Fulfilling a gap, finding new ways of delivering services
  • Adding revenue models
  • And other ideas.

I hope to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to uncover new opportunities around you.

**About the Presenter:**

Teresa joined The Business Advisory Centre Durham Inc in 2012; – a non profit organization supporting businesses to achieve business success. With her leadership, the organizations’ outcomes have increased by over 200%. At BACD, Teresa is responsible for executing the strategic plan, managing operations, over 120 events and a team of 5.

Teresa has always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and has worked in over 5 start up organizations across 3 countries and moved to Canada in August 1999 to be part of a small start up in Toronto that specialized in Call Centre Staffing.

After working in this industry for 7 years, she went to work for the Whitby Chamber of Commerce and spent 5 years there managing Member Services, Sponsorship and over 75 Events per year.

Teresa has also run a number of her own businesses and has been a business coach for over 10 years. She is a business warrior and passionate in helping entrepreneurs and businesses achieve success. In 2014, Teresa received her Registered Business Coach designation from the World Association of Business Coaches and in 2017 received her Economic Development Certificate.

She is an avid life long learner, loves to read, listen to podcasts, teach yoga and volunteer in her community.

+1 (905)668-4949 x222


October 21, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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BACD - 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada
905 668 4949