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BACD frequently hosts seminars and workshops on topics related to starting a business and growing your enterprise. Our goal is to provide useful information and knowledge that helps you stay ahead of the game in our constantly changing world. Our seminars and workshops have helped many of our clients to get started and to be successful as well as to network!

Our most popular seminars are repeated monthly, with more specialized topics occurring bi-monthly and quarterly. Start learning new business skills by registering for one of our upcoming seminars or workshops. Our speakers are experienced experts, practitioners and entrepreneurs who share their experiences and lessons learned with you!

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters

Innovation starts with an idea—your idea. Are you developing your idea into something tangible such as building a brand for your business or creating a product to sell? If so, then you need to know about intellectual property (IP). This seminar will introduce you to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyright, and explain how protecting your creations through IP rights can give you an advantage over your competition. About The Presenter Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent agent,…

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
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Cost: Free

Up! Practical Sales Talks

Join us for Up!  A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.   February Guest Speakers: Sana Virji & Ribat Chowdhury, Founders of Ribitt Ribat and Sana started their journey with $5 and 5 days as part of a entrepreneurship challenge. It gave them an idea to take their love of local and build a hyper-local marketplace for neighbourhood shops. Every marketplace has the classic chicken and egg problem. Which side to you sell to first and how do…

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FastStart DC, Durham College (Centre for Collaborative Education (CfCE), 2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L7 Canada
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Cost: Free

She Means Business – Women’s Networking Event

Join a community of female entrepreneurs for interesting conversations, connections and collaborations. This is a partnered event. FAQs No tickets are needed for the event.  Please park next to the building, an exit parking pass will be given to you at the event. For any questions, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$29.00

Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business

Instagram is an incredible platform, that enables you to connect with hundreds of potential clients and customers every single day. There are over 1 Billion Instagram users, and learning simple strategies to gain targeted followers can significantly increase your business’s revenue. With Instagram, you can use photos & videos to tell the story of your product or service in a highly visual & engaging way. In this workshop you will learn how to: Develop a posting schedule Use tools to schedule Instagram posts…

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Start Up Session

This session is for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business and a great place for you to start exploring the fundamentals of starting a business. There must be a hundred questions running around in your head! Find answers to these questions! This session is presented by BACD’s advisors. After attending this session, we strongly recommend that you also attend the BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These sessions are designed to…

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