Service Area
All of Durham Region, City of Oshawa, City of Pickering, Municipality of Clarington, Town of Ajax, Town of Whitby, Township of Brock, Township of Scugog, Township of Uxbridge
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Whether you are looking to grow your small business or have a brilliant idea to start a new venture, the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) has the tools and resources to help you make it happen. If you are seeking advice and guidance regarding your business, look no further!

Start, grow and expand your business in Durham Region.  Durham is home to 8 municipalities.  Ajax, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby, Scugog, Uxbridge and the Township of Brock.

VISION:     Every entrepreneur we serve achieves business success

MISSION: To inspire people to build successful businesses


  • Fostering a continuous learning culture
  • Serving with integrity and professionalism
  • Strength through partnerships and collaboration
  • Inspiring innovation and driving change
  • Success through empowerment

The Business Advisory Centre Durham is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1999. We are funded by the Ministry of Economic Development  and the Regional Municipality of Durham.

We are one of 54 SBEC’s (Small Business Enterprise Centres) in Ontario and we strive to inspire entrepreneurs to build successful businesses! We guide our clients to increase their chance of success and survival by providing:

  • Business Advisory Services
  • Business Training. Mentoring & Workshops
  • Entrepreneurship Funding Programs
  • Networking Opportunities

We assist clients with skills, knowledge, tools and connections to  launch and grow successful businesses within the Region of Durham. Our office is located in Whitby and we serve all the municipalities of Durham Region (Ajax, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby, Scugog, Uxbridge and Township of Brock).  Generally our clients are in mainstream businesses account for 85% of Canada’s economy and not creating an invention or product with intellectual property. By helping our clients be successful, we assist them in creating economic wealth through job creation and retention.

Our advisory services are free – if we can help you create a business that’s successful and making money – then you have money to spend and invest in the Durham Region. This has a positive impact on our region in many ways including supporting local businesses, creating local jobs and keeping the $ investment here.

To date, we have served over 10,000 clients who have created over 2000 businesses!

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