Our Services


One-on-One Advisory Meetings

Talk with our experienced advisors on a variety of topics. By meeting you one-on-one, our aim is to to help equip you with the help and knowledge to take action! Schedule time with an advisor today! It's free!

Expert Network

Professional services

Meeting Space Rental

We have two meeting spaces available for full or half day rentals. Room rentals include coffee/tea/water/ wifi and access to the BACD audio/visual equipment.


Start Up Session

We hold a number of free & low cost workshops and seminars designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our speakers present on a variety of topics in a hands-on learning environment.

Business Fundamentals

Business Expertise Workshops

We bring in experts who specialize in different areas of business knowledge.


We have specific entrepreneurial programs for those starting or growing a business. Some of these programs include micro-grants, business training and mentoring.

Summer Company

Summer Company student entrepreneurship program provides Ontario students aged 15-29 hands-on training and mentoring, plus a grant up to $3,000 to start a business.

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Start Company Plus Program - Incubator & Accelerator

Starter Company Plus Program

Starter Company Plus (Incubator) is a great opportunity for start up and existing businesses for people 18+ who want to start or expand a business in their community. It includes training, mentoring as well as a business funding grant of up to $5,000.

pathway growth made simple

Pathway is a program is available to existing, incorporated businesses in Durham with annual revenue of at least $200 kto help existing businesses grow to the next level and in doing so, create new jobs.

Grow your Business at BACD


Other Services


We can help you register your Sole Proprietorship or Partnerships. We can walk you through the steps to registering successfully. For Incorporation we recommend speaking with a lawyer.


We can help you by reviewing your business plans, helping you to strategize your marketing & sales, assist in organizing your operations and financials, and more!


I had the pleasure of meeting Teresa Shaver yesterday to discuss next steps in growing my business.  This was the best, most informative hour I have spent to date!  Teresa provided me a wealth of information, websites, contacts, spaces available for rental, workshop ideas to get me going.  It was a pleasure and time WELL SPENT!  I look forward to our next meeting!  Thank you!

-Beth Smith, SNS Training Services