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.
Review your 2022 and set goals for an Extraordinary 2023
Entrepreneurs often jump right into what’s next instead of taking some time to review what did and did not work in the last year. This reflection is a great opportunity to review what you would like to change for the new year so that you can achieve extraordinary goals you set for yourself in 2023!
OWNR Guest Blog: The 8 Best Sales Pitch Closing Techniques
No matter what industry you’re in, being in business means getting comfortable with selling. Some entrepreneurs are natural-born salespeople, while others dread selling and are much more comfortable with other aspects of their business. You can be successful in business even if you don’t consider yourself particularly sales-oriented, but it requires stepping out of your comfort zone and mastering a few sales techniques.
2022 Do It In Durham Entrepreneurship Week – Hybrid events in-person and online
Do It In Durham 2022 is an open invitation to anyone who wants to start a business, grow a business or champion entrepreneurship in our region. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with your entrepreneurship community.
OWNR Guest Blog: How to Be Your Own Business Mentor in Times of Need
In this article, we provide a mini-guide to becoming your own business mentor in times of need. This framework is primarily about helping you identify the right next step. This may mean fixing a problem, making a decision, or consciously choosing to do nothing. We will walk you through how to reach the decision best for you and your business.
Inspire Your Website With These Beautiful Websites
There are many factors that make a website scroll worthy including strong branding, great visuals and design as well as a superior user experience. Use some of these ideas to inspire greatness in your website.
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.