Events

Brampton Venture Expo (BVX) Fest

Ken Whillans Square 2 Wellington Street We., Brampton, Ontario

Celebrate Brampton’s local culture and urban music scene socialize with other music enthusiasts creatives & young entrepreneurs and show your Brampton pride! Featuring performances from local hip hop & RNB artists local ethnic food vendors Brampton Batman and free swag!

Free

Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum

Webex

The City of Toronto's Small Business Enterprise Centre (Enterprise Toronto) is hosting a virtual event which will focus on various aspects of women entrepreneurship. Anchored by an address from Keynote Speaker "TBD", this session will feature organizations who are focused on addressing the systemic barriers that can limit the growth of women –owned enterprises.

Free

The Power of Partnership to Grow Your Business

Zoom

Batman and Robin. Horse and Carriage. Wine and cheese. We all know these iconic pairings and how one completes the other. Business is no different and the field is not short of amazing duos. But what is it that makes partnerships successful and how can you create and nurture one of your own? In this webinar, we will learn:

Free

Free Apps & Tools For Your Business

Zoom

This workshop is designed to showcase a variety of different apps and tools that are most beneficial to start up businesses. Adam will cover a variety of different app stacks that you as a business owner will want to have in your tool belt.

Free

Google My Business for your Small Business

Zoom

This workshop is aimed at any small business that may already have a Google My Business profile but wants to make more effective use of Google My Business as part of their marketing strategy. Or perhaps you’re considering setting one up from scratch and want some advice on best practices in order to enhance your web presence and reach.

Free

The Ins & Outs of Google My Business

Zoom

Optimize online reputation management, manage and improve your online presence by following Google My Business (Google Business Profile) best practices. In this workshop, you'll learn how to claim ownership of your GMB listing and what to do once you have access. We'll review the GMB settings, how to create a post, updating contact info and business hours, and managing reviews.

Free

Getting Funding and Financing

This is your chance to meet local funding organizations and find out what types of funding and programs they offer small business owners. This session will explain the different options available including financing from banks, investors and mentor-connected loans.

Back to Business Webinar Series: How to Hire & Retain Employees

Zoom

The webinar will cover the following topics: How to attract the right person for the job, What you need to know about recruiting, Hiring through an agency, Tips on interviewing & what to consider when hiring, How to retain employees & how to create a great employee experience, Employment Halton Services (Job board, additional services for employers)

Free

Building Your Product Portfolio & Pricing Strategies – June Learning Lab

Zoom

A business can use a variety of pricing strategies when selling a product or service. To determine the most effective pricing strategy, a business needs to first identify the company’s pricing position, pricing segment, pricing capability and their competitive pricing reaction strategy.

Free

Explore Alternative Streams of Revenue for Brick & Mortar Businesses

Zoom

Are you an entrepreneur who wants to feel more prepared with a diverse plan for sales? You know you need to do things differently but are not quite sure where to start?

If so, join Agnes Lan from Change Connect for an interactive workshop where we will explore some of the common challenges most entrepreneurs face when needing to consider alternative ways of doing business and discuss how to tackle them effectively. Get 1:1 advice and guidance on your biggest business pain points!

Free

BACD Biz Lunch

The Royal Oak – Whitby North 304 Taunton Rd E, Whitby, ON

Our networking lunch is for BACD clients and business owners in Durham Region who’d like to have an opportunity to network and get to know each other in a casual and fun setting.  This is a great time to learn to network effectively and to share ideas, opportunities and challenges.

Mastermind Session: Business Financials

Zoom

In this interactive session, you will meet with subject matter experts to learn their best practices and the key points they believe business owners should focus on, including: understanding financial statements, how to analyze the income statement, gross profit and break-even.

Free

Get New Clients With Video: Even if you hate tech

Small businesses can get started making client attracting video using a tool they already own – their smartphone. Even if they don’t want to dance. Even if they don’t sell physical products.

Starting Your Business Basics

Zoom

The Starting Your Business sessions are geared towards those considering entrepreneurship and those who have already decided to start their own business and are ready to take the next steps.

Free
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