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3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada
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Bacd - Launch and Accerlate your business

February 2019

Thursday
February 28
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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 2019

Wednesday
March 6
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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 &…

Thursday
March 7
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Thursday
March 7
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Tuesday
March 12
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Thursday
March 14
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Thursday
March 21
4:30PM - 6:00PM

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…

Wednesday
March 27
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Wednesday
March 27
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Thursday
March 28
9:30AM - 12:00PM

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 2019

Wednesday
April 3
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Thursday
April 4
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Thursday
April 4
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Monday
April 8
9:30AM - 3:30PM

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.  Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

Tuesday
April 9
4:30PM - 6:00PM

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…

Wednesday
April 10
9:30AM - 12:30PM

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…

Thursday
April 11
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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,…

Monday
April 15
9:30AM - 3:30PM

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.    Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

Tuesday
April 16
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Tuesday
April 16
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Wednesday
April 24
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
April 24
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

May 2019

Thursday
May 2
4:30PM - 6:00PM

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…

Wednesday
May 8
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Wednesday
May 8
4:30PM - 6:00PM

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…

Thursday
May 9
1:00PM - 2:00PM

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…

Monday
May 13
9:30AM - 3:30PM

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.    Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

Tuesday
May 14
2:00PM - 4:30PM

Creative Storytelling for Business

Your business has a story. Do you know what it is? If you do, how creative is it? How well are you sharing it? Does your ideal client know your story? Storytelling and creativity are learnable by all. These are tools each of us can embrace in our business and sharing our story. This workshop will help you get your story out effectively. You will gain tips and tricks from two senior writers and marketing specialists who can make anyone’s…

Wednesday
May 15
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Thursday
May 16
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Thursday
May 16
1:00PM - 2:30PM

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  …

Tuesday
May 21
9:30AM - 11:30AM

Facebook Ads for Beginners

Thinking about running Facebook ads but don't know where to start? No matter what type of business you have or what your goals are, Facebook advertising enables you to reach the right people. Facebook ads are cheaper than most other platforms and ROI is higher, for that very important reason doing it properly becomes absolutely essential.  In this workshop you will learn: How Do Facebook Ads Work? Types of Facebook Ad and How to Use Them Audience insights What’s Facebook…

Wednesday
May 22
9:30AM - 11:30AM

Small Business Health and Safety

The Small Business Health & Safety Information session will provide participants with an overview of the activities of the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.  Specifically, it will cover health and safety training and program requirements and the initiatives the MOL are taking to ensure businesses are meeting their legislative requirements. Participants will receive information with regards to their business requirements for health and safety.  In addition, each participant will receive an information package that contains…

Wednesday
May 22
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Monday
May 27
9:30AM - 3:30PM

BACD Biz Hangout

Do you want to get out of your home office? Join fellow entrepreneurs in our boardroom, a comfortable place to focus on your work and connect with others from our entrepreneurial community.    Drop in for a few hours or stay for the day! Remember to bring your laptops and power cords! No registration necessary, bring a toonie for coffee all day! BACD Business Advisors will be available for 30-minute consults. Book upon arrival.

Tuesday
May 28
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Tuesday
May 28
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Everything you need to know about building your Website

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…

Wednesday
May 29
2:00PM - 5:00PM

6 Essentials for Igniting your Non Profit Marketing Plan

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…

Friday
May 31
11:30AM - 1:30PM

BACD 20th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate 20 years supporting Durham Region's entrepreneurs on May 31st Event Agenda 11:30am - Networking and refreshments 12:00pm - Welcome, Guest Speakers and Presentations 12:30pm - AWCCU Launch of the Micro Loan Program

June 2019

Wednesday
June 5
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Wednesday
June 5
6:00PM - 7:30PM

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…

Tuesday
June 11
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Wednesday
June 12
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
June 12
5:00PM - 7:00PM

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…

Tuesday
June 18
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Thursday
June 20
10:00AM - 12:30PM

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…

Thursday
June 20
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Wednesday
June 26
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
June 26
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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 2019

Wednesday
July 3
6:00PM - 7:30PM

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…

Thursday
July 4
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Wednesday
July 10
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Tuesday
July 16
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
July 17
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Thursday
July 18
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Wednesday
July 24
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Thursday
July 25
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Tuesday
July 30
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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 2019

Tuesday
August 6
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Wednesday
August 7
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
August 14
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Summer Company Wrap-Up Celebration

Let's Celebrate!  With the summer coming to an end and back to school on the horizon, BACD would like to celebrate the success of our Summer Company Students.   Meet our Summer Company student's and visit their pop up booths Guest Speaker: Marlon Shaw Food and beverages We look forward to seeing you there! Guest Speaker: Marlon Shaw Marlon Shaw is a Certified Speaking Coach, member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and contributing author of…

Thursday
August 15
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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  …

Thursday
August 15
2:00PM - 4:00PM

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…

Thursday
August 15
4:30PM - 6:00PM

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…

Wednesday
August 21
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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…

Wednesday
August 28
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Thursday
August 29
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

September 2019

Wednesday
September 4
9:30AM - 11:30AM

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…

Wednesday
September 11
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Ask an Expert – Building Your Brand for Success

Ask an Expert This event is to teach you about Branding is more than just a logo! You will learn what a Brand is and how it should have value to you and your business. You will also learn how to establish and maintain brand continuity within your corporate and marketing materials as well as how to effectively take your brand to your target audience. About The Presenter  Norm Jolin RGD – President & Creative Director at n. design, has…

Wednesday
September 11
4:00PM - 6:00PM

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…

Thursday
September 12
9:00AM - 10:00AM

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 About The Presenter Alka Malick I have been working in the financial services industry for the past 10…

Thursday
September 12
10:30AM - 12:30PM

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…

Thursday
September 12
2:00PM - 3:30PM

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…

Tuesday
September 17
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Bring Your Creations to Life. Learn Why Intellectual Property Matters

Innovation starts with an idea—your idea. Are you developing your idea into something tangible such as building a brand for your business or creating a product to sell? If so, then you need to know about intellectual property (IP). This seminar will introduce you to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyright, and explain how protecting your creations through IP rights can give you an advantage over your competition. Presented by: Joe Conneely from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office…

Tuesday
September 17
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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! In this workshop, you will learn to build and enhance a website (whether by you or a professional) that works for your business and anchors your online marketing presence. How to register a Domain Choosing…

Wednesday
September 18
3:30PM - 5:30PM

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…

Wednesday
September 18
6:00PM - 7:30PM

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…

Tuesday
September 24
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

Get an understanding of the essential accounting and financial basics for your business, plus develop operational processes to help you running your business more effectively - save time and money.

Tuesday
September 24
4:00PM - 5:30PM

Understanding Financial Statements

Learn how make sense of financial statements: Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statement and find out how they can help you grow your business.

Wednesday
September 25
9:30AM - 11:00AM

Small Business Health and Safety

Learn more about the health and safety training and program requirements from the Ministry of Labour. Each participant will receive an information package that contains materials relating to the session content.

Wednesday
September 25
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

Get an overview of the steps to starting a business from business registration, licenses, permits, HST, payroll, financial record keeping, business Insurance and capital, grants and funding.

October 2019

Tuesday
October 1
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Multiple Income Creation (Online Webinar)

Learn different methods and opportunities that you can take advantage of immediately to add incremental and passive income to your business.

Wednesday
October 2
5:00PM - 6:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

Get an overview of the steps to starting a business from business registration, licenses, permits, HST, payroll, financial record keeping, business Insurance and capital, grants and funding

Thursday
October 3
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Click Bait! How to Write Irresistible Newsletter Content

Learn how to create content that your clients can't wait to read and share. We'll also share secrets to motivating your readers to take action and buy your product or service. 

Tuesday
October 8
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

Work on your own business roadmap during this presentation and complete the business model canvas (one page business plan), so you can take actions to achieve business success.

Thursday
October 10
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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.

Wednesday
October 16
9:30AM - 11:00AM

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.

Wednesday
October 16
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Using Pinterest for Business Growth

Did you know people spend MORE money on Pinterest than any other social media platform? Learn how to leverage this powerful marketing tactic.

Thursday
October 17
9:30AM - 11:30AM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

Learn how to create a marketing & sales strategy, so you can develop a plan that works for your business.

Tuesday
October 22
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Thursday
October 24
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Podcasting for Business – The basics!

Get an understanding of how to start your own podcast, programs to use to make podcasting easy
and how it can help grow your business.

Tuesday
October 29
9:00AM - 12:00PM

6 Secrets to Igniting your Marketing Plan – for non profits

This workshop is for anyone who has the role and/or responsibility in a non profit organization for raising awareness or gaining financial support for their organization.

Wednesday
October 30
4:00PM - 5:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Thursday
October 31
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

Take better control of your business by understanding the accounting basics. We will also discuss why developing operational strategies can help you make more money.

November 2019

Tuesday
November 5
9:30AM - 12:30PM

Social Selling with Linkedin

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover optimizing your LinkedIn profile, research, prospecting, and building your personal brand, so bring your laptops.

Tuesday
November 5
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

In this session, you will work on a roadmap for your business. Presented by a BACD advisor we will work through each step with you, so you leave with an outline of plan you can implement.

Wednesday
November 6
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Ask an Expert – AWCCU Financial

Get an understanding of what AWCCU Financial offers that is different from a regular bank - what documents are required in order to open business accounts and obtain financing and we analyze credit risk.

Thursday
November 7
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

Wednesday
November 13
2:00PM - 4:00PM

BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

This session will help you create a marketing plan that targets your ideal customer and help you identify the marketing tactics and sales channels for your business.

Thursday
November 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM

BACD Start Up Session

This session covers the essential steps to starting a small business including registering a business name, licenses & permits, HST, business banking, insurance and hiring employees.

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