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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

https://bacd.ca

April 2020

Monday
April 6
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Information Session on BACD’s Programs and Services to help you

Learn more about BACD and how we can help you start and grow your business from grant programs, BACD programs, advisory Services and resources we provide to support business owners.

Tuesday
April 7
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Maintaining a Positive Money Mindset When the Numbers Don’t Add Up (Webinar)

Join us as we explore ways we can maintain a positive and healthy money mindset through this situation (and any financial challenge) so we can come out stronger on the other side.

Wednesday
April 8
9:30AM - 11:30AM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

This session looks at the differences between a business plan, a business model canvas and the planning required in starting your own business. You will leave with a completed Business Model Canvas.

Wednesday
April 8
2:30PM - 4:00PM

Optimizing your website for success

In this workshop, you will learn to about the steps necessary to build and enhance a website (whether by you or a professional) that works for your business and anchors your online marketing presence.

Thursday
April 9
9:30AM - 11:00AM

BACD Start Up Session

This session gives an overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and helps you get the steps needed to start successfully and on track to growing.

Thursday
April 9
12:00PM - 1:00PM

How to Create Opportunity in Business during Uncertain times (Webinar)

During this crisis, how can we bulletproof our businesses during these uncertain times, and find opportunity in this challenge? Join this free webinar and learn how to find opportunity in your business and to create a short-term contingency plan.

Thursday
April 9
1:00PM - 3:30PM

Business Plan Masterclass (Webinar)

This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections.  A business plan and financial forecasts are needed when applying for loans and funds and to provide clarity and direction in a business owner's journey. 

Tuesday
April 14
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Suddenly operating with a remote workforce? Tips on securing home cyber environments (Webinar)

In this session we will cover key cybersecurity steps you need to consider when deploying a remote workforce or resource and the questions to ask all of your team members regarding their new work from home situations in order to know who needs help with their cyber exposure.

Tuesday
April 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session gives an overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and helps you get the steps needed to start successfully and on track to growing.

Wednesday
April 15
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Information Session on BACD’s Programs and Services to help you

Learn more about BACD and how we can help you start and grow your business from grant programs, BACD programs, advisory Services and resources we provide to support business owners.

Wednesday
April 15
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Ask an Expert – Pathwise Credit Union

In addition to obtaining generic information about banking and finance, this workshop provides business owners a great opportunity to ask questions and obtain advice about their unique situations.

Wednesday
April 15
2:30PM - 3:30PM

COVID-19 Government Assistance for Small Businesses

Get the information you need for your tax return in this workshop including tax filing deadlines, tax payment deadlines and Government funding available to businesses and business owners.

Thursday
April 16
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Intelligent Selling at Craft Shows

This workshop will illustrate the tactics that have the greatest impact on sales. In addition, it will also provide and in-depth review of the selling process as it occurs at your both or at your table. The workshop is based on the recently published book “A Primer for Success at Craft Shows.”

Thursday
April 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.

Friday
April 17
9:00AM - 10:30AM

Business Plan Masterclass (Webinar)

This hands on masterclass will take you through the steps of writing your business plan and financial projections. A business plan and financial forecasts are needed when applying for loans and funds and to provide clarity and direction in a business owner's journey.

Friday
April 17
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Keep Your Business Relevant Right Now

Learn some strategic ways to keep your business relevant and top of mind during this work absence. In this session we discuss 5 steps to staying relevant.

Wednesday
April 22
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Taking Facebook Business from Zero to Hero

This workshop cover topics such as Facebook algorithm updates, how to create compelling and engaging content, Facebook groups, Facebook hacks to instantly improve your small business reach and things you should NEVER Share on your Business Facebook page.

Wednesday
April 22
6:00PM - 7:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session gives an overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and helps you get the steps needed to start successfully and on track to growing.

Tuesday
April 28
12:00PM - 2:00PM

BACD Biz Lunch

Our networking lunch is for BACD clients and business owners in Durham Region 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.

Tuesday
April 28
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
April 29
9:30AM - 11:00AM

BACD Start Up Session

This session gives an overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and helps you get the steps needed to start successfully and on track to growing.

Thursday
April 30
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Writing That Converts

Want to know a secret? There are ways to write marketing copy that converts potential clients into customers. From writing engaging blog copy to social media copy to newsletters, join Laura Watts to learn everything you ever wanted to know about writing amazing marketing copy.

May 2020

Thursday
May 14
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Converting Sales on Social Media

Everyone wants the magic recipe: how do you use social media to generate sales? This practical, hands on workshop will explore the formula and really, discipline, it takes to convert sales on social media.

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

Maker Meet Up

The Maker Meetup strives to create a common space for Artists, Crafters, Makers and Hobbyists to discuss challenges, share successes, create networks and to learn approaches that may grow your own business.

Thursday
May 21
9:30AM - 12:30PM

LinkedIn for Small Business

This hands-on workshop will show you how to make your business stand out to a global audience, take you through the important steps to creating a stellar profile, and teach you how to write connection requests that will grow your client list.

June 2020

Tuesday
June 2
9:30AM - 12:00PM

Taking Stock – How is Your Maker Business Really Doing?

The workshop will lead Makers through an in-depth analysis which will identify sales drivers and revenue drains. In addition it will describe how to apply the results to adjusting your strategy for the balance of the year, especially the all-important Christmas season.

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

Canada Revenue Agency: Corporate Tax Seminar

If you have Corporate tax-related questions, here is your chance to get them answered! The seminar will be presented by CRA professionals and is your opportunity to learn more and ask questions.

Wednesday
June 10
8:00AM - 11:30AM

UP Sales Talks

UP SALES TALKS Is a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel. Receive tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your sales strategy and make a difference right away, but most of all, BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business!

September 2020

Wednesday
September 16
8:00AM - 11:30AM

UP Sales Talks

UP SALES TALKS Is a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel. Receive tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your sales strategy and make a difference right away, but most of all, BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business!

Tuesday
September 22
9:30AM - 12:00PM

How to Price Your Work – 3 Powerful Strategies You Can Use Immediately

For artisans, it is extremely important to get your pricing right. If prices are too low, you don’t make enough money. If they are too high, people won’t buy. This workshop describes the pricing strategies that are fundamental for finding the best price for your work, and for maximizing your sales.

October 2020

Tuesday
October 20
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Maker Meet Up

The Maker Meetup strives to create a common space for Artists, Crafters, Makers and Hobbyists to discuss challenges, share successes, create networks and to learn approaches that may grow your own business.

December 2020

Wednesday
December 2
8:00AM - 11:30AM

UP Sales Talks

UP SALES TALKS Is a series of practical and candid speakers sharing their journey of growth and sales strategies used to excel. Receive tools, strategies and ideas that you can apply to your sales strategy and make a difference right away, but most of all, BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business!

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