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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

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Upcoming Events

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!

May 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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…

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

This session is designed to give you a solid foundation with regards to the differences between a business plan, a business model canvas and the planning required in starting your own business.  These 3 sessions are the fundamentals of most businesses and presented by BACD’s advisors and can be taken in any order. In this 2 hour session, you will learn why every entrepreneur and small business needs have a plan to help guide them and what the various sections…

May 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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…

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

Ask an ExpertThis workshop is designed to provide business owners in the Durham region information on the following: – what kinds of products and services AWCCU Financial provides to businesses– what kinds of business accounts are available for small businesses – what kinds of documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing– how we assess and analyze credit risk Alka Malick I have been working in the financial services industry for the past 10 years, both as…

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.    Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Creative Storytelling for Business

Your business has a story. Do you know what it is? If you do, how creative is it? How well are you sharing it? Does your ideal client know your story? Storytelling and creativity are learnable by all. These are tools each of us can embrace in our business and sharing our story. This workshop will help you get your story out effectively. You will gain tips and tricks from two senior writers and marketing specialists who can make anyone’s…

May 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
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Cost: Free

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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

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…

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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…

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: Free

Employment Standards Act Overview

Brought to you by the Ministry of Labour to keep you abreast of the changes and to offer an opportunity to ask questions. Topics that will be covered during the presentation:         Who is an Employee vs Independent Contractor         Employment Standards Poster         Wages         Hours of Work         Overtime Pay & Public Holiday Pay         Vacation & Vacation Pay  …

May 21 @ 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: CA$35.00

Facebook Ads for Beginners

Thinking about running Facebook ads but don’t know where to start? No matter what type of business you have or what your goals are, Facebook advertising enables you to reach the right people. Facebook ads are cheaper than most other platforms and ROI is higher, for that very important reason doing it properly becomes absolutely essential.  In this workshop you will learn: How Do Facebook Ads Work? Types of Facebook Ad and How to Use Them Audience insights What’s Facebook…

May 22 @ 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…

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
+ Google Map
Cost: Free

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.    Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

May 28 @ 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…

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Whitby Entertainment Centrum, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2 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…

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Facebook – Optimization for Business

As a business owner, we are constantly focused on reaching more people, targeting our ideal customers, and helping people understand the benefits of buying our products or services. Having your business and your brand on Facebook is the best way to reach millions of new potential customers that will be interested in your products/services and your message. But that’s not enough, to succeed on Facebook you need to dominate some simple but critical tools & strategies. What you will learn…

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business

Instagram is an incredible platform, that enables you to connect with hundreds of potential clients and customers every single day. There are over 1 Billion Instagram users, and learning simple strategies to gain targeted followers can significantly increase your business’s revenue. With Instagram, you can use photos & videos to tell the story of your product or service in a highly visual & engaging way. In this workshop you will learn how to: Develop a posting schedule Use tools to schedule Instagram posts…

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$10.00

Canada Revenue Agency Tax Seminar

Wouldn’t it be great to know that you are doing things right, before you file your taxes? Through the Liaison Officer service, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers free in-person support and guidance to owners of small businesses that are not incorporated to help you meet your tax obligations. During this seminar, a Liasion Officer will:– Answer tax-related questions– Discuss business tax deductions– Explain common tax errors and financial benchmarks for your industry or others like it – Provide an…

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
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Cost: Free

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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Small Business Taxes…Everything the CRA Doesn’t Want You to Know

In this workshop you will learn what you can and cannot expense, how to properly claim your home office and auto expenses, how to avoid Canada Revenue Agency red flags, understanding HST and why you should have an HST number. About The Presenter Shaelene McInnis is the founder and CEO of Books In Line, an accounting company located in Durham Region. She had spent many years in the corporate world until deciding, with the birth of her two daughters, to enter…

June 25 @ 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…

July 16 @ 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: CA$35.00

Using Pinterest for Business Growth

Did you know people spend MORE money on Pinterest than any other social media platform? Pinterest is one of the world’s leading platforms for sharing ideas and finding inspiration. However, it is is one of the most ignored social media platforms among small business owners. Pinterest can be used in the most interesting and exciting ways to attract a great deal of traffic to your offers for free. In this workshop you will learn: How to set up your business…

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
+ Google Map
Cost: Free

Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

Ask an ExpertThis workshop is designed to provide business owners in the Durham region information on the following: – what kinds of products and services AWCCU Financial provides to businesses– what kinds of business accounts are available for small businesses – what kinds of documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing– how we assess and analyze credit risk Alka Malick I have been working in the financial services industry for the past 10 years, both as…

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Whitby Entertainment Centrum, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2 Canada
+ Google Map
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…

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Rd
Pickering, ON L1V 1B8 Canada
+ Google Map
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 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
+ Google Map
Cost: Free

Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

Ask an ExpertThis workshop is designed to provide business owners in the Durham region information on the following: – what kinds of products and services AWCCU Financial provides to businesses– what kinds of business accounts are available for small businesses – what kinds of documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing– how we assess and analyze credit risk Alka Malick I have been working in the financial services industry for the past 10 years, both as…

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

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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

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

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
+ Google Map
Cost: Free

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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Rd
Pickering, ON L1V 1B8 Canada
+ Google Map
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…

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada
+ Google Map
Cost: Free

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. All businesses want more revenues and one of the best ways to get that is through more sales.  There are 9 workshops with guest presenters sharing…

November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Whitby Entertainment Centrum, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2 Canada
+ Google Map
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…

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