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August 2019

Doing Business with Government

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
BACD Offices, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

The Business Advisory Centre Durham is hosting a seminar session on the morning of Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Whitby to help you learn how to do business with the Government of Canada. Understand how government does its purchasing, and how to make them your customers! Here’s your chance to learn how! Topics to be covered include: The Government of Canada purchases approximately $22 billion of goods and services each year. This seminar will provide key information about how to…

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BACD Start Up Session

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

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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BACD Biz Lunch

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Rd
Pickering, ON L1V 1B8 Canada
Free

Our networking lunch is for BACD clients who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual and fun setting.  This is a great time to learn to network effectively and to share ideas, opportunities and challenges. Networking is a necessary part of doing business and still one of the most cost effective ways to generate business, connections and leads for your business. Attending this event is free, however your lunch and beverage…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

August 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

In this session we discuss Financials and Operations. By understanding the accounting and financial basics and developing these operational strategies, you can create effective and efficient systems for running your business. Key concepts covered: Budgeting and budgets – looking at creating a sales forecast and an operating budget Understand your financial statements e.g. (Income Statement, Cash Flow and balance sheet) How to work out your break even analysis Tax deductible business expenses Source deductions Banking and payment processing options Tips for record…

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BACD Start Up Session

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

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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September 2019

Using Workshops to Attract Profitable Sales Leads in Half the Time

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
CA$35.00

Are you tired of spending time and money reaching out to people with no results? If you’re new to business and even if you’re well established, this can be frustrating AND frightening. Many people struggle with this huge problem but they don’t realize that speaking in front of people is the number 1 way to attract new clients. Running workshops is not just the smartest thing you could do…it’s vital to your survival. Julia shows you how to create workshops…

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PR 101: driving your business, brand and success

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
CA$40.00

Elevate your brand: building a robust public relations toolbox  Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” With an estimated net worth of $86.2 billion, the American business guru, investor, speaker, philanthropist and Oracle of Omaha, knows a thing or two about business! You may have already figured out that launching a business is simultaneously one of the most exciting and…

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Ask an Expert – Building Your Brand for Success

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

Ask an Expert This event is to teach you about Branding is more than just a logo! You will learn what a Brand is and how it should have value to you and your business. You will also learn how to establish and maintain brand continuity within your corporate and marketing materials as well as how to effectively take your brand to your target audience. About The Presenter  Norm Jolin RGD – President & Creative Director at n. design, has…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

This session is designed to give you a solid foundation with regards to the differences between a business plan, a business model canvas and the planning required in starting your own business.  These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors and can be taken in any order. In this 2 hour session, you will learn why every entrepreneur and small business needs have a plan to help guide them and what the various sections…

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Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

Ask an ExpertThis workshop is designed to provide business owners in the Durham region information on the following: - what kinds of products and services AWCCU Financial provides to businesses- what kinds of business accounts are available for small businesses - what kinds of documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing- how we assess and analyze credit risk About The Presenter Alka Malick I have been working in the financial services industry for the past 10…

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