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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

http://bacd.ca

May 2019

BACD Start Up Session

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD Biz Hangout

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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.

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD Biz Lunch

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jack Astor’s Bar & Grill, Whitby Entertainment Centrum, 75 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON L1N 9S2 Canada

Our networking lunch is for BACD clients who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual and fun setting.  This is a great time to learn to network effectively and to share ideas, opportunities and challenges. Networking is a necessary part of doing business and still one of the most cost effective ways to generate business, connections and leads for your business. Attending this event is free, however your lunch and beverage…

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Everything to building your Website

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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6 Essentials for Non Profit Marketing

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD 20th Anniversary Celebration

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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

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June 2019

BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD Start Up Session

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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Facebook – Optimization for Business

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

As a business owner, we are constantly focused on reaching more people, targeting our ideal customers, and helping people understand the benefits of buying our products or services. Having your business and your brand on Facebook is the best way to reach millions of new potential customers that will be interested in your products/services and your message. But that’s not enough, to succeed on Facebook you need to dominate some simple but critical tools & strategies. What you will learn…

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BACD Start Up Session

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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Mastering the Art of Instagram For Your Business

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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Canada Revenue Agency Tax Seminar

June 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
BACD (Business Advisory Centre Durham), 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

Wouldn’t it be great to know that you are doing things right, before you file your taxes? Through the Liaison Officer service, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) offers free in-person support and guidance to owners of small businesses that are not incorporated to help you meet your tax obligations. During this seminar, a Liasion Officer will:– Answer tax-related questions– Discuss business tax deductions– Explain common tax errors and financial benchmarks for your industry or others like it – Provide an…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

June 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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UP! Practical Sales Talks

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada

For Sales Growth, Innovation is Inevitable In sales, innovation is inevitable and necessary to stay competitive and connected to developing markets and relevant. With the facing challenges of incorporating innovation into sales and growth, there is a requirement to shift some fundamentals in how we operate as individuals and as organizations. Through the lens of Mark Stewart, serial entrepreneur, curious nerd and one of Biz Bashes 2018 Most Innovative People in Events, he will share some tried and tested methods…

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Revenue is in the Relationships

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, ON L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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