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Learn the fundamentals of starting a business. Presented by a BACD business advisor.

Starting a business is hard and that’s where we come in.  Our mission is clear – we are here to support your Business Success.  We equip you with the skills, knowledge and tools to start and grow successfully. Let’s build your action plan together!

BACD’s Business Fundamentals series includes the Start up Session as well as Marketing & Sales, Business Planning and Finance & Operations. The Start Up Session is held weekly and the other 3 are all held every month rotating between morning, afternoon and evening sessions and can be taken in any order.

These sessions are ideal for budding entrepreneurs and those considering opening their own small business or wanting to formalize their business operations and a great place for you to start exploring the fundamentals of every successful business.

This session is presented by BACD’s advisors who have all been entrepreneurs themselves.

Start Up Session: An overview of the fundamental elements of success for every business (Business Concept, Marketing & Sales, Operations and Finance) and gives the steps needed to start successfully and to grow.

We will go through our Start Up Checklist and cover:

  • The Business Idea and business model
  • Validating your business idea through market research
  • Business Registration
  • Business Structures to consider
  • Licenses and Permits
  • HST requirements
  • Start up funding
  • Business Insurance
  • Capital, Grants and Funding
  • Name and Brand considerations