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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

https://bacd.ca

March 2021

Tuesday
March 9
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Plan Masterclass

Are you already in business and wanting to put together your business plan for growth or financing options? This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections.

Wednesday
March 10
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Maker Meet Up – All Things Media!

In this interactive session facilitated by Cheryl Wilson of The Makers Hub and Teresa Shaver from BACD be ready to learn about new tools, old tools, tips and tricks for tools such as Canva, Snapseed, IG/FB Lives

Wednesday
March 10
12:00PM - 1:00PM

The Best Social Media Marketing Tools for Success

In this session, we will cover several useful strategies and tools to help you with your social media marketing. Specifically, we will be looking at a list of FREE and paid tools you can use to manage your social media with ease from start to finish.

Wednesday
March 10
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.

Thursday
March 11
5:30PM - 6:30PM

Want to learn the uncommon secrets to BOOSTING your Google My Business?

Learn how to optimize your Google listing and how to get found on Google. Google My Business is a FREE tool offered by Google not just to list your business but also to share your business with those who may be looking for your product or service.

Tuesday
March 16
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Email Marketing Can Still Make you Money

Email marketing is something most small businesses can do, but most don't know how to get started. This workshop will cover: Benefits of email marketing as part of your digital marketing strategy; How to build a good email list and Ideas for great subject lines.

Tuesday
March 16
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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
March 18
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.

Tuesday
March 23
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Improve your website searchability with SEO

Learn about search engine optimization (SEO) in this interactive session. By implementing basic SEO your website search rankings can easily improve. No matter your level of experience with SEO, it's easy to add these tactics to your overall marketing strategy.

Wednesday
March 24
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
March 24
6:00PM - 8:00PM

She Means Business: Think Big, Bold & Fearless

Join us for our first She Means Business of 2021. Hear Anu Bidani, the brainchild of Stem Minds who will lead this event with the subject of Think big, bold & fearless. Meet 3 local female business owners as they talk about their business journey, followed by the Ask/Give segment.

Thursday
March 25
3:00PM - 5:00PM

BACD Business Plan Masterclass

Are you already in business and wanting to put together your business plan for growth or financing options? This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections.

Tuesday
March 30
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 can help you make more money.

Tuesday
March 30
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Virtual BACD Biz Lunch

Meet, network, connect and share your services and ideas with other local businesses, during this virtual event. Grab your lunch, or a coffee/tea and network with local business owners!

Wednesday
March 31
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Home Office Expenses – CRA Webinar

In this webinar, presented by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), you will learn about Home Office Expenses, the 2 methods that you can use to make a claim, the eligibility criteria of each method, and how to calculate your claim.

Wednesday
March 31
4:00PM - 5:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

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.

April 2021

Tuesday
April 6
9:30AM - 11:30AM

BACD Business Plan Masterclass

Are you already in business and wanting to put together your business plan for growth or financing options? This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections.

Wednesday
April 7
11:00AM - 12:30PM

Get The Most Out of SOCIAL MEDIA as an Introvert

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you won’t be able to market your business effectively online. Instead, it means that you’ll find a way of attracting and connecting with your customers/clients that’s different from how an extrovert approaches those tasks. In this workshop you will learn: Social media techniques that feel natural for you; types of videos to create for your social media channels; personal content vs business content and marketing strategies you can focus on.

Thursday
April 8
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
April 8
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Overcoming Fear: How to Take Control of Fear Instead of it Controlling You

Learn how to overcome fear in your life and move closer to becoming the best version of yourself! Get the most out of yourself, your co-workers, your employees, your family and your friends by choosing to not let fear rule over you any longer.

Tuesday
April 13
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Finding the ideal customers through market research

Learn how to conduct market research and give your business a competitive edge, so you can boost your business growth. In this session, you will get an understanding of the importance of knowing who your customers are and what they really want.

Wednesday
April 14
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Maker Meet Up – Breaking Through Our Mental Barriers

In this session we want to help you breakthrough to the next level and get your mindset on board with your dreams. This event series is creative business types - makers and artists.

Wednesday
April 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.

Thursday
April 15
9:30AM - 11:30AM

Canada Revenue Agency Webinar for Small Corporations

This webinar is held by CRA professionals and is for small corporations. If you have tax related questions, here is your chance to get them answered.

Tuesday
April 20
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.

Wednesday
April 21
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Ask an Expert – Pathwise Credit Union

Learn about financial services Pathwise Credit Union provides to small businesses owners in Durham Region, including business loans.

Wednesday
April 21
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
April 22
4:00PM - 6:00PM

BACD Business Plan Masterclass

Are you already in business and wanting to put together your business plan for growth or financing options? This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections.

Tuesday
April 27
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Virtual BACD Biz Lunch

Here is an opportunity for you to meet other business owners and to open new relationships - you never know what could transpire from those connections.

Wednesday
April 28
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
April 28
4:30PM - 5:30PM

How to Get Started With Online Courses

During this session, Samantha will teach you the nuts and bolts of creating an online course – how to teach what you know in an online course, how to record, host and market your course and increase your revenue without working around the clock.

Thursday
April 29
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.

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