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.
Here’s How to Get Visitors to a New Website (Even If You Don’t Know Where to Begin)
Whether you’re trying to attract your first customer or your 1,000th customer, generating more traffic to your online store is a crucial part of growing your business. If your site is properly optimized for conversions, getting an increase in web traffic could mean more customers and more sales.
As TikTok’s popularity continues to boom, more and more people are heading to the app to see what’s hot in fashion, music, food, art, etc. The video-sharing platform’s straightforward usability and intelligent algorithm create a revolving cycle of TikTok trends that swiftly go in and out of popularity no matter how niche or unique your For You page might be.
According to a recent survey of small business owners, 42% of respondents report experiencing burnout, especially after navigating entrepreneurship through two years of a pandemic. Furthermore, 53% of business owners say burnout hinders them from succeeding in their business—just one of the reasons why it’s so important to understand the signs and causes of burnout and how to avoid burnout in the first place.
Top Tips for Starting a Business While Working Full Time
Many entrepreneurs start out the same way, with a full time job they use to pay the bills while they’re actually dreaming of a different kind of life. The stories of prodigies who start successful businesses right out of high school or college might make for good reading, but the reality for most entrepreneurs looks different.
The 2022 Online Learning Trends Report is a flagship piece of marketing content from Thinkific. This is the first edition of the annual report, with industry insights based on original research and data from the Thinkific platform. The report features analysis of the top 20% of Thinkific creators, and aims to uncover what they’re doing differently to make them so successful.
Press Release: LaunchIt Program – a new program to launch your business
The Business Advisory Centre Durham are excited to launch a new program for budding entrepreneurs to finally launch their business! We listened to the feedback from many of the attendees to our events and we have created a program to solve those challenges they mentioned.
Wrapping up BACD’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Program
In March 2022 BACD completed the Women's Entrepreneurship Program (WEP). It was a program funded by the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy and ran from 2019 - 2022. Our program provided virtual business coaching, mentoring, and support to help those who identify as women to start and grow a new full time business in the Durham Region.