The Business Advisory Centre Durham offers several programs for those new to business and in the process of wanting to start their business. Being in business does not need to be lonely anymore! We are here to support you every step of your business journey. Even if there is not a program here for you, you are welcome to meet with our Business Advisors and attend our workshops. See if one is right for you.

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Start Smart Program

Want to finally start your business?

Then you’re in the right place! We want to help you grow a wildly successful company!

With this program, you don’t have to do it alone, we are here every step of the way and we are your accountability partner, cheerleader and supporter!

What’s different? In this program you have structure and accountability. You know what you are working on, what decisions you need to make and actions you need to take. You know your goals and you are focused! Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get going?

Social Sales Accelerator

Social Sales Accelerator Program –  May 2 – 23, 2024

Learn how to use proven systems (with your added flare) to magnetize clients and decrease the time you spend chained to your computer!

Is your business’s social presence magnetizing or repelling clients?

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just dipping your toes into the world of business, one thing’s for sure: in today’s digital age, your online presence can make or break your success.

The online space is crowded, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for you to grow your business and reach your ideal client with ease. And when we say ease, we don’t mean adding 100 more things to your to-do list and keeping you in front of your computer 24/7.

Together in 4 LIVE (ONLINE) weekly sessions, you’ll be transforming your business from being overwhelmed to actually checking things off your to-do list knowing you are taking strides (not baby steps) in your business growth. In Social Sales Accelerator: Unleashing Digital Strategies for Success we are teaching you how to use proven systems (with your added flare) to magnetize clients and decrease the time you spend chained to your computer.

Are you ready to create a business that is magnetizing? The kind of business where you have to set up a waitlist because you have so many people wanting to work with you?

Your ticket gets you in automatically to all 4 sessions.

Program breakdown:

May 2nd 9:30am-10:30am Week 1 – Brand presence

Ever feel lost in the sea of online businesses? We’ll teach you the art of crafting a standout brand presence that grabs attention and leaves a lasting impression, even in a saturated market.

  • Understand what your magnetism is and how to use it to attract clients with easer
  • Master the art of connecting with your ideal client without having to cold DM people
  • Learn how to connect your brand presence behind the scenes, publicly online and how to grow it to reach a wider audience

May 9th 9:30am-10:30am Week 2 – Content & Social Media

Say goodbye to guesswork! Learn what to post and how to leverage social media platforms to increase exposure, engage your audience, and build a loyal following that converts into customers.

  • Understand what content to post on IG/FB & Pinterest and how to use video successfully
  • Learn how to create a funnel for your business that works with social media to create content that will drive traffic to your website and produce sales

May 16th 9:30am-10:30am Week 3 – Launching & Sales

Learn the keys to running an effective launch that not only generates buzz but also drives sales.

  • Learn what actions you should take months to grow your business
  • Master a proven system for launching a new service/product/course
  • Create a 12-month income and business plan for your business

May 23rd 9:30am – 10:30am Week 4 – Time Management

Who says you have to be plugged in 24/7 to succeed? We’ll show you how to manage your time with finesse, maximizing your productivity and reducing the stress in the process.

  • Learn how to stay on top of your to-do list without burning out
  • Master the art of delegation and automation to add more free time to your schedule
  • Explore different organization and time management tools

Summer Company Program

This program provides Ontario students ages 15-29 a seed grant of up to $3,000 and hands-on training, coaching and mentoring to help you start and operate your business. The program starts in June/July and finishes by Labour Day. It is available to high school and college/university students who are returning to school the following academic year.

Applications open January 15th, 2024

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