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September 2019

Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters

September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

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.  Presented by: Joe Conneely from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office…

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Websites Made Simple

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
CA$30.00

If you have ever been confused about websites, what you need to know and plan, then this is the event for you! Fact – 90% of people will search you online before they buy from you. In today’s business world, a website is a Must! This workshop will help you understand what you need to build a website (whether by you or a professional). Planning your design, functionality you need and want, navigation, your brand, content, social media, adding an…

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UP! Practical Sales Talks

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2 Canada
Free

Join BACD and partners for Up! Sales.    A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  We have a great selection of experts who are working their craft in the field of sales and will be sharing their personal stories about their success and tactics they use to be the best in their field. These candid sessions have been entertaining, educational and a great opportunity to learn what could be used in your own business. Check…

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Maximizing Your Online Advertising & Digital Marketing Budget: Bowmanville / Durham Region Workshop

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seasons Clarington, 65 Clarington Blvd
Bowmanville, ON L1C 0A1 Canada
Free

You don't need a big budget to get noticed on the web - you just need creativity! Savvy businesses are using bootstrap digital marketing techniques to amplify their message online. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the tricks and tools needed to market your business effectively on a shoestring budget. You’ll learn:  How to create a basic online marketing strategy and measurement plan that fits for your business size and goals. Why email marketing can be a powerful and cost-effective way to…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
Free

This session is part of the Business Fundamentals Series and can be taken in any order.   The Marketing and Sales session gives you a robust structure for creating your own marketing and sales strategy.  These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors. Without a Marketing & Sales strategy, your marketing efforts could be wasted or money spent in the wrong channels.  In Marketing and Sales Strategy we will cover: How to create a brand…

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BACD Start Up Session

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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She Means Business – Women’s Networking Event

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drinks and Dragons, 121 Dundas St E
Whitby, ON L1N 2K5 Canada
CA$10.00

She Means Business!  Join a community of female entrepreneurs for interesting conversations, connections and collaborations. This month, we are having the networking event at Drinks and Dragons in Whitby. A Local business supporting theentrepreneurial community – love it. Drinks and Dragons is a third-wave board game cafe. They provide an amazing space for family & friends.   Topic: Wellbeing Through Creativity  There are many links between creativity and how it can positively impact our ability to rest, renew and problem solve; all…

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BACD Biz Lunch

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Whitby Entertainment Centrum, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2 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

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Understanding Financial Statements

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
CA$15.00

Key Takeaways: review and understand financial statements be able to ask informed questions of financial professionals Outline: Did we make money this year? How's the business doing? What does my P&L tell me? Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Where is my cash going to? Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit? Learning Materials: Profit and Loss Statement — gives operating results for a specific period Balance Sheet shows the assets, liabilities, and…

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