BACD’s physical location is currently closed until further notice, however we are still open.
Our office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm and all our services are being provided virtually. We can be reached via phone, email and through our website contact forms and via our social media platforms as usual.
For up-to-date resources and information for businesses in Durham Region regarding government programs, services and supports available during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Invest Durham.
Transforming messy spaces from uggh to ahhh-mazing! Homeowners benefit from our home office declutters, paperwork organizing, storage solutions, and help moving. Business owner benefit from decluttered storage rooms and organized space for staff.
I must have been crazy! But seriously I know it sounds chiché but I really wanted a job helping other people. This one allows me to be a creative problem solver.
Where to start? BACD helped me with their free introductory courses when I was considering starting my business. I continue to use their one-on-one advisory service for problem solving and moral support. I successfully completed the BACD’s Start Up Problem and received a grant to invest in my business, part of which was used to set up Quickbooks, a time saving tool I continue to use each day.
I am a sole-preneur working out of a home office. I do hire sub-contractors. I never envisioned my business becoming a franchise, but I want to sell my turnkey business in about 15 years.
Networking. People buy from people they know, like and trust.
Promoting my business on Facebook groups.
Google My Business.
Be really passionate about the business you are starting. There will be many times you want to quit and the only thing keeping you going will be that passion.
Be aware that your own business requires more time commitment than a full-time job.
Think about what differentiates you from your competition and build your brand around that.
I have a new found respect for anyone who tells me they have started a business, owned a business, failed at a business, or pivoted their business.