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Business Advisory Centre Durham

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3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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!

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$29.00

Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business

Instagram is an incredible platform, that enables you to connect with hundreds of potential clients and customers every single day. There are over 1 Billion Instagram users, and learning simple strategies to gain targeted followers can significantly increase your business’s revenue. With Instagram, you can use photos & videos to tell the story of your product or service in a highly visual & engaging way. In this workshop you will learn how to: Develop a posting schedule Use tools to schedule Instagram posts…

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: $25.00

The Do-it-Yourself Guide to Creating Graphics with Canva

Participants will learn how to create graphics for social media with the free version of Canva. We will cover strategies for layout and design along with tips for finding appropriate images. Reference guides will be provided By the end of this session, participants will have learned a new skill – using Canva to create graphics that can be used in social media posts and other promotional material. No Design Experience Required! About the Presenter: Antoinette Burrell, specializes in Corporate Training &…

March 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$167.00

BACD Business Bootcamp

Take your business to the next level and profit from the success you have been dreaming of! This 1-day course is perfect if you want to start and grow your part time business or take it full time. It’s an opportunity to work ON your business and plan your growth instead of IN your business doing the work. In this day we will cover: – further developing and validating your business idea– designing products and services your customers want– creating…

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
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…

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$20.00

Content Creation for Beginners

Knowing how to promote your business online isn’t easy, there are so many options available. What is the best way to appeal to your ideal client? What are the best platforms to use to get the word out there? In this workshop, Laura will be bringing content creation back to basics. By attending you will learn:– How to start a blog– How to start a newsletter – How to create a business page on social– The best apps for content…

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Small Business Taxes…Everything the CRA Doesn’t Want You to Know

In this workshop you will learn what you can and cannot expense, how to properly claim your home office and auto expenses, how to avoid Canada Revenue Agency red flags, understanding HST and why you should have an HST number.  About The Presenter Shaelene McInnis is the founder and CEO of Books In Line, an accounting company located in Durham Region. She had spent many years in the corporate world until deciding, with the birth of her two daughters, to enter…

April 10 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$29.00

Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business

Instagram is an incredible platform, that enables you to connect with hundreds of potential clients and customers every single day. There are over 1 Billion Instagram users, and learning simple strategies to gain targeted followers can significantly increase your business’s revenue. With Instagram, you can use photos & videos to tell the story of your product or service in a highly visual & engaging way. In this workshop you will learn how to: Develop a posting schedule Use tools to schedule Instagram posts…

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: $25.00

Using MailChimp to Set up Your Mailing List and Convert Followers into Buyers

Participants will learn how to set up a mailing list with their current contacts and how to find new ones. We will also cover the basic principles of setting up a campaign. Reference guides will be provided. By the end of this course participants will have essential knowledge needed to create a mailing list, design an email campaign or newsletter and distribute and track its engagement. Special emphasis will be placed on developing engaging content. About the Presenter: Antoinette Burrell,…

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, N/W Corner of Rossland and Garden
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Cost: CA$30.00

Small Business Taxes…Everything the CRA Doesn’t Want You to Know

In this workshop you will learn what you can and cannot expense, how to properly claim your home office and auto expenses, how to avoid Canada Revenue Agency red flags, understanding HST and why you should have an HST number. About The Presenter Shaelene McInnis is the founder and CEO of Books In Line, an accounting company located in Durham Region. She had spent many years in the corporate world until deciding, with the birth of her two daughters, to enter…

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