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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!

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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Cost: Free

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

This is the final session in our Business Fundamentals Series and can be taken in any order.  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. These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors. Key concepts covered: Budgeting and budgets – looking at creating a sales forecast and an operating budget Understand…

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 CA
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Up! Practical Sales Talks

Join us for Up!  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. Marie Chevier, Founwder & CEO, Sampler All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are…

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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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 Business Fundamentals 1 – 3, that cover Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These…

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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Get Found On Google

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website. FAQs You do not need to bring a ticket with you, bring your questions and a notebook if needed. Plenty of free parking. For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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Pitch, Please

Pitch, Please ROI: 12+ solid pitches Outline: When asked what you do, do you immediately state your job title? Yeah, that doesn’t work. In fact, it’s fascinating how many entrepreneurs continue to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Pitch, Please will provide a practical, hands-on workshop environment to develop:- intrigue statements- 60 second pitches- 30 second pitches- one sentence pitches- peer feedback on the spot Convert more prospects into clients by having them do all…

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre 1355 Kingston Rd
Pickering, L1V 1B8 CA
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Cost: Free

BACD Biz Lunch

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…

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
FastStart DC, Durham College (Centre for Collaborative Education (CfCE), 2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7L7 CA
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Business Mix and Mingle @FastStart Durham College

Come out and join us FastStart and BACD at the brand new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College.  Enjoy light refreshments in this beautiful setting meeting fellow enterpreneurs and business people and opening new opportunities for your business. 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 

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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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 Business Fundamentals 1 – 3, that cover Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These…

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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Make Your Website Work for You

If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an old site), this workshop will help. Learn how to create a search-friendly site that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals. FAQs You do not need to bring a ticket with you, bring your questions and a notebook if needed. Plenty of free parking. For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 CA
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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 Business Fundamentals 1 – 3, that cover Business Planning, Marketing & Sales, and Financials & Operations.  These…

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