There are many different elements to growing your business.  As Durham’s Small Business Centre, the Business Advisory Centre Durham has certified business advisors with experience in retail, real estate, service businesses, online businesses, marketing, manufacturing, health and wellness, construction and other industries.  The fundamental elements of business are often similar in different industries.  For a thriving business we focus and consider a 360° view of your business.  You need an attractive business concept that customers want to buy, build a strong organization structure and operations, maintain profitable operations and develop long lasting client relations.

Starter Company Plus Program

This program is for existing business owners operating between 1 to 3 years who are ready to start (market ready/ready to sell), to expand (hiring employees, contractors or getting a location) or buying a business in Durham Region.

Next Cohort is Winter 2021/22. Apply and be added to our waitlist.

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Modern CEO

Rise Up and become the High Performing CEO you’re meant to be!

In this you’ll join a community of others like you who decided to say ‘NO’ to overwhelm, procrastination, and lack of focus.  Together in 4 LIVE weekly sessions you’ll be transforming the way you work in your business by kickstarting your journey to high-performance.

Investment: $77 for ALL 4 weeks and limited to 10 people only!

  • Week 1 Eliminating distractions & restoring peace
  • Week 2 Creating Clarity & focus
  • Week 3 Taking charge of your days and creating time on demand
  • Week 4 Becoming a high-performing CEO and transforming your mindset

Lead and facilitated by Maggie Perotin of Stairway to Leadership and partially funded by BACD.


Digital Main Street Program

Digital Main Street is a government-based initiative to help business owners (with a physical location – (commercial lease or own a commercial building) expand their digital presence. Through this partnership, we are offering a number of FREE digital services to business over 1 year in operation.

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My Main Street Program

The Business Advisory Centre Durham  is delivering this program in partnership with the Town of Whitby for Downtown Whitby and Brooklin and the City of Oshawa for Downtown Oshawa.  We also thank our community partners the Whitby Downtown BIA, Whitby Chamber of Commerce and the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce for their support.

Not sure which is the right program for you?
Book a meeting with one of our experienced business advisors