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Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD)

http://bacd.ca

September 2019

UP! Practical Sales Talks

September 18 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Whitby Centennial Building, 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, L1N 4W2 Canada

Achieving Higher Sales in a Smoking Hot Sector-CANNABIS! Even in medicine, driving top line sales is critical if you want to survive and continue to meet the needs of your customers.  Join us, as Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington,  provides multidisciplinary therapies for patients that suffer from chronic pain, rheumatoid conditions, Crohn’s, IBS, Fibromyalgia, HIV, Insomnia and…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Marketing & Sales

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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BACD Start Up Session

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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She Means Business – Women’s Networking Event

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Drinks and Dragons, 121 Dundas St E
Whitby, ON L1N 2K5 Canada

She Means Business!  Join a community of female entrepreneurs for interesting conversations, connections and collaborations. This month, we are having the networking event at Drinks and Dragons in Whitby. A Local business supporting the entrepreneurial community – love it. Drinks and Dragons is a third-wave board game cafe. They provide an amazing space for family & friends. Topic: Wellbeing Through Creativity There are many links between creativity and how it can positively impact our ability to rest, renew and problem solve; all…

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BACD Biz Lunch

September 24 @ 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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BACD Business Fundamentals: Financials & Operations

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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Understanding Financial Statements

September 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

Key Takeaways: review and understand financial statements be able to ask informed questions of financial professionals Outline: Did we make money this year? How’s the business doing? What does my P&L tell me? Why do I need a balance sheet? Where is my cash coming from? Where is my cash going to? Why isn’t my cash equal to my profit? Learning Materials: Profit and Loss Statement — gives operating results for a specific period Balance Sheet shows the assets, liabilities, and…

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Small Business Health and Safety

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

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…

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BACD Start Up Session

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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Clarify Your Business Idea and Decide Where to Take It

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

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…

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Work & Wellness

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

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 &…

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Use Email Nurturing to Stand Apart and Connect With New Businesses

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

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.…

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October 2019

Multiple Income Creation (Online Webinar)

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

This online webinar is for business owners who want to create more wealth and freedom! No matter what type of business you’re in, there’s an opportunity to create additional revenue source. This allows you to overcome seasonality in your business, diversity your income, scale your business and build wealth faster. During the webinar, I’ll teach you different methods and opportunities that you can take advantage of immediately to add incremental and passive income to your business. You’ll also learn… How…

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BACD Start Up Session

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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Key messages 101: building your PR foundation

October 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

Elevate your brand: building a robust public relations toolbox Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors of all time, once said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” With an estimated net worth of $86.2 billion, the American business guru, investor, speaker, philanthropist and Oracle of Omaha, knows a thing or two about business! You may have already figured out that launching a business is simultaneously one of the most exciting and…

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Click Bait! How to Write Irresistible Newsletter Content

October 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2G6 Canada

Email newsletters have acquired a reputation for being dry, but they don’t have to be! Looking for some fresh and fun ideas to capture the attention of your audience? Join us for an engaging session on 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.  About the Presenter: As a Communications Specialist and the founder of Kismet Digital, Antoinette…

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BACD Business Fundamentals: Business Planning

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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How to Use Inbound Marketing to Find, Attract, and Retain Customers

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

Online marketing in today’s business climate is more of a necessity than ever before. We all know that we should be doing it and often set out with the best intentions but still struggle with how to get our message in front of the audiences and customers who need it the most. Unlike traditional marketing methods such as radio, print ads, cold calls and other interruptive style tactics, Inbound Marketing works to build relationships with consumers at each stage of…

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How To Win Clients And Influence Markets with NETWORKING

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Business Advisory Centre Durham, 3000 Garden Street, Suite 200
Whitby, Ontario 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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