BACD’s physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open.
Our office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm and all our services are being provided virtually. We can be reached via phone, email and through our website contact forms and via our social media platforms as usual.
For up-to-date resources and information for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Invest Durham.
How 2022 Consumer Trends Can Inform your Marketing Efforts
A great report to find inspiration for your marketing campaigns and to better understand your target audiences. With this data you can be ahead of the curve in realizing opportunities for your business and to capitalize on these marketing ideas.
Review your 2021 and set goals you can Ace in 2022
Entrepreneurs often jump right into what’s next instead of taking some time to review what did and did not work in the last year. This reflection is a great opportunity to review what you would like to change for the new year so that you can Ace the goals you set for yourself in 2022.
It's no surprise that the Holiday Season is the time of year where retailers make the biggest part of their revenues for the year. As a small business owner, you can be the change and choose to invest your dollars with small businesses for both your personal and business needs.
When you shop small, the majority of your dollars stay in your community and create wealth and jobs for your neighbours and keep small businesses in business.
Essential Legal Agreements for your Small Business
When starting a small business there are many considerations and decisions to make about your business, least of all the legal contracts or documents you need as well. Here is a list of standard legal contracts and policies that are important and might be required for your business.
Thinking about starting your own business, but not sure where to start?
BACD offers weekly business training workshops. These workshops are free to attend and are run weekly by our business advisors. We cover business planning, marketing and sales and financials and operations over these workshops.
A business plan is a written document that describes your business, its goals & objectives, your target market and financial requirements. A business plan helps you map out your mission and vision for your business.