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.
Networking is crucial to your success in Business!
As an entrepreneur starting out or trying to grow your business your personal network is critical. It’s not only where you get information, it also helps you get your first customers, develop your business and provide a continuous source of new customers.
This is a question we get frequently from entrepreneurs and business owners. As the CRA says "if it is an expense you incur in the course of doing business (marketing, networking, selling, operating etc.) then it's a business expense".
“Registering” a business most often refers to registering the name of a business. In Ontario, it is a legal requirement to register your business name if you are operating a sole proprietorship (1 owner) or partnership (more than 1 owner) under a business name other than your exact legal name.
Here is a list of the business guides and how to guides that may help you with information, rules and regulations for your industry as well as any programs and services that can help you achieve your goals.