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Business Advisory Centre Durham

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3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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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!

June 26 @ 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: CA$15.00

Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and G Suite. FAQs You do not need to bring a ticket with you, bring your questions and a notebook if needed. Plenty of free parking. For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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…

July 4 @ 4:00 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 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…

July 10 @ 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…

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$35.00

Using Workshops to Attract Profitable Sales Leads in Half the Time

Are you tired of spending time and money reaching out to people with no results? If you’re new to business and even if you’re well established, this can be frustrating AND frightening. Many people struggle with this huge problem but they don’t realize that speaking in front of people is the number 1 way to attract new clients. Running workshops is not just the smartest thing you could do…it’s vital to your survival. Julia shows you how to create workshops…

July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Learn the Personality Traits to Succeed in Sales and Business Development

Are your sales where you want them to be? Would you like to increase your sales? Are you aware of your blind spots when it comes to sales?   Then you don’t want to miss this workshop!   Learning more about personalities and how to connect with them, allows for more effective communication and rapport. Connection increases buy-in. People buy from those they like. People like people they can connect with. Discover the blind spots that may be keeping you…

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
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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…

July 17 @ 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…

July 18 @ 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…

July 24 @ 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…

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Social Selling with Linkedin

LinkedIn is one of — if not the — most effective social networks for selling. While social media has valuable tools to learn more about your prospect’s interests and personality, you need to warm them up before you reach out. LinkedIn is typically the only platform that directly leads to new business   About the Presenter:Shelly Patrick is the CEO and Founder of ThinkFlame, a marketing and branding agency that helps businesses increase awareness and lead generation through online media.…

July 25 @ 4:00 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 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…

July 30 @ 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…

August 6 @ 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…

August 14 @ 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

Use Email Nurturing to Stand Apart and Connect With New Businesses

If you’re using emails as part of your marketing and not receiving any hits, it’s likely that you’re talking to your target market about the right thing at the wrong time or showing up inconsistently and only when you have something to sell. Knowing what your customer needs and when is crucial to email marketing and sales success. Knowing how they use email to nurture and grow the know, like, factor is even more important to your email marketing results.…

August 15 @ 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

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  …

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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…

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Websites Made Simple

If you have ever been confused about websites, what you need to know and plan, then this is the event for you! Fact – 90% of people will search you online before they buy from you. In today’s business world, a website is a Must! This workshop will help you understand what you need to build a website (whether by you or a professional). Planning your design, functionality you need and want, navigation, your brand, content, social media, adding an…

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Clarify Your Business Idea and Decide Where to Take It

This workshop is about how to make your business idea clear to yourself and the customers   Join a group of fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, and a GrowthWheel Certified Advisor in this 2.5 hour workshop about developing the different elements of your busness idea!   Figure out what is your mission and vision for the business and decide how to tell the story of your company to current and future clients.   Target audience This workshop is for startup…

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Work & Wellness

Work & Wellness should go hand-in-hand.  If we are not taking care of ourselves and processing what we are going through on a personal, emotional, mental, and spiritual level, then we are not showing up fully as who we are in our business.  AUTHENTICITY=SALESJothi will take you on a journey of self-discovery and help you align your personal goals with your business goals so that you only have to wear one hat.  Jothi will support you through a WORK &…

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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How To Win Clients And Influence Markets with NETWORKING

Strong relationships is what keeps your customer coming back to you. When price, features and benefits are all equal between competitors, the buyer is faced with an emotional decision. They will choose you over your competition based on how they feel about you! In this workshop you will gain an understanding of how important it is to have a strong and well developed network for your business success. How to start a network and how to grow your existing network…

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$35.00

6 Secrets to Igniting your Marketing Plan – for non profits

In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of cause marketing to raise the impact of your non profit. A non-profit organization doesn’t usually market products and services, instead it markets the work it does or the cause it supports. Donors and supporters needs are often different to that of customers looking to purchase a product or service for self fulfillment. Instead of paying with cash, payment may be made through donation of money, time or service. This difference can…

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$35.00

Podcasting for Business – The basics!

Ever wanted to start a podcast? Ever thought about creating one and using it to promote your business? Join Laura Watts to learn about her year-long journey as a podcaster on The Chatty Content Creator. How she got started, what she learned and how you too can have your own podcast! In this workshop you will learn: ● How to start your own podcast● What programs you can use to make podcasting easy● How it can help grow your business●…

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Create a Strong and Authentic Brand for your Business

This workshop is about identifying the main characteristics of your business to build a brand that is clear to both you and the customers Join a group of fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, and a GrowthWheel Certified Advisor in this 2.5 hour workshop about creating a strong brand for your business.   Explore your company brand and how you can use it to connect better with your customers.   Target audienceThis workshop is for startup and growth companies in all…

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$45.00

Get In Control of Your Sales Process

This workshop is about how to create and maintain a smooth and efficient sales process before, during, and after the sale.   Join a group of fellow entrepreneurs, small business owners, and a GrowthWheel Certified Advisor in this 2.5 hour workshop about strengthening each phase of your sales process.   Explore the options of delivering great service throughout the entire sales process.   Target audienceThis workshop is for startup and growth companies in all lifestages and within all industries.  …

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