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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

http://bacd.ca

October 2019

Wednesday
October 23
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Taking Facebook Business from Zero to Hero

This workshop will show you how to use Facebook effectively for your business - from Facebook algorithm updates, creating engaging content, Facebook groups and hacks to instantly improve your reach.

Thursday
October 24
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Podcasting for Business – The basics!

Get an understanding of how to start your own podcast, programs to use to make podcasting easy
and how it can help grow your business.

Tuesday
October 29
9:00AM - 12:00PM

6 Secrets to Igniting your Marketing Plan – for non profits

This workshop is for anyone who has the role and/or responsibility in a non profit organization for raising awareness or gaining financial support for their organization.

Wednesday
October 30
4:00PM - 5:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Thursday
October 31
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

Take better control of your business by understanding the accounting basics. We will also discuss why developing operational strategies can help you make more money.

November 2019

Tuesday
November 5
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Social Selling with Linkedin

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover optimizing your LinkedIn profile, research, prospecting, and building your personal brand, so bring your laptops.

Tuesday
November 5
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

In this session, you will work on a roadmap for your business. Presented by a BACD advisor we will work through each step with you, so you leave with an outline of plan you can implement.

Wednesday
November 6
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

Get an understanding of what AWCCU Financial offers that is different from a regular bank - what documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing and we analyze credit risk.

Wednesday
November 6
4:00PM - 6:00PM

She Means Business – Women’s Networking Event

Come out and network with a community of female entrepreneurs for interesting conversations, connections and collaborations.

Thursday
November 7
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Wednesday
November 13
8:00AM - 9:30AM

UP! Practical Sales Talks

Be inspired as you listen to our guest speaker talk about how their entrepreneurial journey as they have crafted their sales techniques and tactics to build a success business.

Wednesday
November 13
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

This session will help you create a marketing plan that targets your ideal customer and help you identify the marketing tactics and sales channels for your business.

Thursday
November 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Monday
November 18
9:00AM - 11:00AM

Meet Durham Region’s Networking Organizations

This event is your chance to meet some of the networking organizations that are available in Durham Region and whether they are suitable choice for you.

Monday
November 18
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Sorting The Pieces: Practical Ways the Busy Professional can Manage Stress & Anxiety

This workshop will be focusing on four (4) different approaches to self-care. Ensuring you leave understanding how you can nurture your wellbeing at home and within the workplace.

Monday
November 18
1:00PM - 2:30PM

What Is Inbound Marketing and Is It Right For My Business?

Get an understanding of what is inbound marketing and how it can help build meaningful and lasting relationships with your customers and prospects.

Monday
November 18
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Protect Your Brand. Why Trademarks Matter

Learn how registering a trademark can protect your brand identity and set you apart from the competition.

Monday
November 18
3:30PM - 5:00PM

The 7 Deadly Sins of Business Financing

Learn some tips and tricks that will help enable you to receive financing for your business. Event location is Whitby Chamber of Commerce.

Monday
November 18
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Kicking Off Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week!

Join us for some fun networking with other entrepreneurs and business owners who are "Doing it in Durham".

Tuesday
November 19
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Employment Standards Act Overview

This session is a chance to talk to Paul Cannis, Employment Standards Officer about employment law including wages, hours of work, overtime pay etc. and your rights as a employer.

Tuesday
November 19
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Speak Without Apology to Overthrow Imposter Syndrome

Learn to own your story, live into the reality of who you are and what you can contribute, and stop the constant "sabofrauding" of the value of your own experiences and contributions.

Tuesday
November 19
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Unlocking the Secrets of New Startups Success

Understand the importance of research, how to do it and how to implement your findings and how to tell your story. Dustin will share their experiences in how they've grown their business from 2 people to a team of 10 with over 100 clients in just 2.5 years.

Tuesday
November 19
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Biz&Life Balance – Strategic Time Management

Learn how to set strategic goals, plan your schedule around the important priorities and specific strategies around daily time & focus management, as well as stress reduction.

Tuesday
November 19
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Raising Capital Through Angel Investors

This seminar is to help dispel the mystery behind angel investors, if they are the right avenue of funding for you to consider, and things to think of if you'd like to approach them.

Tuesday
November 19
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Let us help you save some money! Learn all about Bookkeeping and Taxes for Small Businesses!

Attendees will learn how to register their business, learn about HST and how to acquire HST and payroll account numbers, pay expenses and let you know if you should use an accounting program and the best ones to use.

Tuesday
November 19
3:15PM - 4:45PM

Grow, Protect, & Sell – Leveraging Your Reputation Online

Learn how to purposefully grow your reputation online, actively protect it or repair where needed, and then leverage that foundation a good reputation provides into new leads and sales.

Wednesday
November 20
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Canada Revenue Agency Tax Seminar

During this seminar, a Liaison Offer will answer tax-related questions, discuss business tax deductions, explain common tax errors and financial benchmarks and explain general bookkeeping concepts and best practices.

Wednesday
November 20
12:30PM - 2:00PM

From Zero to 100 in a Week! How to Quickly Grow Your Email List and Stimulate More Sales Leads

Participants will learn how to cover the basic principles of creating a welcome sequence to nurture new contacts and develop engaging content that will motivate your audience to take action.

Wednesday
November 20
12:30PM - 2:00PM

The Secrets To Instagram Hashtags & Stories For Your Business

Learn how to create a Hashtag strategy that will get your content the attention it deserves and how to increase your engagement on Instagram by using Instagram Stories.

Wednesday
November 20
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Success Redefined – Success Beyond the Balance Sheet

Learn how to balance the math and mindset business impulses so that they can experience real, quantifiable success that keep them in business not just in wishful thinking!

Wednesday
November 20
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Simple Self-Care Practices for Entrepreneurs

In this 90-minute workshop, we'll look at simple, no and low-cost lifestyle changes that can reduce the effects of anxiety. We will also move through breath work and yoga postures designed to calm the mind and body.

Wednesday
November 20
2:30PM - 4:00PM

Escaping the Survival Trap

This workshop will be very interactive, cutting to the heart of the real challenges entrepreneurs face, and how to conquer them. Attendees will walk away with practical tools to implement immediately.

Wednesday
November 20
4:30PM - 6:00PM

Text Message Management & Marketing

Text messaging is becoming more common than calling and businesses should take notice. Learn how to manage your text messages and use them for marketing and schedule reminders.

Thursday
November 21
9:30AM - 11:00AM

How to self-publish a book on Amazon

In this workshop, you will learn the ins and out of taking your writing and book cover and getting it up on Amazon to sell.

Thursday
November 21
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Unlocking the Secrets of New Startups Success

Understand the importance of research, how to do it and how to implement your findings and how to tell your story. Dustin will share their experiences in how they've grown their business from 2 people to a team of 10 with over 100 clients in just 2.5 years.

Thursday
November 21
11:30AM - 1:00PM

Awareness in Everyday Living

Build improved business confidence by being aware of your surroundings. Learn more about what how the environment and the people they interact with on a daily basis.

Thursday
November 21
12:30PM - 2:00PM

Google my Business and SEO!

How to apply and set up a Google my Business listing.  Once implemented how to make the most of your listing to represent your business and get found in Google Search using basic SEO techniques.

Thursday
November 21
1:30PM - 3:00PM

Selling to Your Avatar; From Lead Generation to Follow Up

Selling on the Spot Marketplace is a unique networking event that brings entrepreneurs and sales professionals together to learn innovative and ethical sales techniques and sell, in an open marketplace.

Thursday
November 21
2:30PM - 4:00PM

HR Law and Health and Safety

This workshop you give you an overview of the laws governing your workplace, the importance of contracts and proper policies and Health and Safety Standards that affect small business.

Friday
November 22
9:00AM - 10:30AM

Marketing – foundation for your business success

Get an understanding of what marketing is and why is it so critical to growth and success and leave this session with an actionable checklist at the conclusion of the session.

Friday
November 22
9:30AM - 11:00AM

How to turn Prospects into Customers (without using ineffective marketing or feeling spammy)

This session is going to show you how to put your offer in front of the right audience to engage with your product.  No more guesswork, no more stress, no more anxiety.

Friday
November 22
10:45AM - 12:15PM

How to Audit Proof Your Books

You will leave armed with the knowledge of what CRA expects from you, what practices can signal red flags to them and how not to invite an audit.

Friday
November 22
12:30PM - 2:00PM

TEDx…How to Create Your Message Worth Sharing!

In this workshop we will review the TEDx application process, discuss ideas worth sharing and do a deep dive into the Storytelling formula to transform your idea worth sharing into a compelling story worth hearing.

Friday
November 22
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Protect your Intellectual Property from the Start!

This workshop will discuss different types of IP rights including trademarks, copyrights, new media, trade secrets and patents and how they can be used to create an IP strategy and build an IP portfolio.

Friday
November 22
2:30PM - 4:00PM

Sales and Marketing Design Sprint Bootcamp

Learn how to quickly identify the high ROI customers for their business adnd build low-cost go-to-market strategies.

Friday
November 22
5:00PM - 8:00PM

Do It In Durham Wrap Up Event!

Join us as we take the time to relax with fellow entrepreneurs and your new connections. Enjoy
food and drinks supplied by local entrepreneurs, music and some great company at our ‘end of another year’ Do It In Durham celebration event.

Tuesday
November 26
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Work & Wellness

This workshop will help you clarify your seasonal goals, lay out your action steps, and create dream boards around the future that you envision and deserve.

Tuesday
November 26
12:00PM - 2:00PM

BACD Biz Lunch

Join us for this networking event 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.

Tuesday
November 26
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

Take better control of your business by understanding the accounting basics. We will also discuss why developing operational strategies can help you make more money.

Wednesday
November 27
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

December 2019

Tuesday
December 3
9:30AM - 11:00AM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Thursday
December 5
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

In this 2 hour session, you will learn why having a good business plan is a solid foundation for a successful business.  It’s your roadmap and guides you to reach the milestones you have set.

Wednesday
December 11
3:00PM - 4:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Thursday
December 12
9:30AM - 11:30AM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

This session will help you create a marketing plan that targets your ideal customer and help you identify the marketing tactics and sales channels for your business.

Tuesday
December 17
9:30AM - 11:00AM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Wednesday
December 18
9:30AM - 11:30AM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

Take better control of your business by understanding the accounting basics. We will also discuss why developing operational strategies create help you make more money.

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