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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!

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Rd
Pickering, ON L1V 1B8 Canada
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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…

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
belle notte, 3570 Brock St N.
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5R5 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. Guest Speaker – Denise Branton, Branton Law Professional Corporation Denise has been a corporate/commercial lawyer for 14 years, she is an entrepreneur, and has been operating her own law practice in Whitby for the past 5 years. Denise will be speaking on cultural resistance to female entrepreneurship, and the of trials and tribulations of being a business owner. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear for themselves what…

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

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…

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
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…

April 25 @ 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

Protect Your Brand. Why Trademarks Matter

Have you come up with a name for your business that’s clever, catchy and describes the essence of you and your product? You may have just created a trademark! Everything that sets your business apart—its name, product and service name, slogans, logos and even sound—produces a brand image that your customers come to know. Learn how registering a trademark can protect your brand identity and set you apart from the competition. About The Presenter Kevin Shipley is an engineer, patent…

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