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.
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Mastering Sales Techniques: Unlocking Success in Business
In the world of business, selling is a crucial skill that every entrepreneur needs to embrace. While some individuals possess innate salesmanship abilities, others may find it uncomfortable and prefer focusing on other aspects of their business. However, even if you don't consider yourself a natural seller, you can still achieve success by stepping out of your comfort zone and mastering a few sales techniques.
Protecting Your Business Name: Understanding Trademark Registration
If you want to safeguard your business name, registering it as a trademark is the most effective way. However, name registration only provides protection against other businesses in Ontario using your name, while trademark registration secures your name across Canada.
Why Marketing Is Your Business’s Secret Weapon: A Guide to Success
As a business owner, you're likely focused on delivering quality products or services to your customers. No matter how great your offerings are, it's important to invest in marketing your business in order to reach and engage with potential customers. In this article, we'll explore why it's good business practice to invest in marketing and how it can benefit your business.
6 Ways Your Business Can Gain Competitive Advantage – Guest post
In this article by OWNR.co walks through six different ways for you to develop your competitive advantage including becoming an online influencer, speaking at events, niching, charging more, investing in deeper customer relationships and lastly creating an amazing company culture.
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!
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.