BACD: Local Support for Small Business

If you are an entrepreneur in Durham Region, the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) should be one of the first stops on your journey. BACD is proud and excited to be involved in Ignite 2013. We recently sat down for three questions with the BACD's executive director Teresa Shaver. How does a local business know its time to contact BACD? Any time! Maybe you have an idea for a business, need to register your business or need to know where to start.  Maybe you'd ... Read more

Pitch School in Session at Abilities Centre

Pitch School kicks off tonight! For five evenings over the next two weeks, all Ignite applicants will gather together to hone their verbal pitching skills and learn to write a business summary that will impress our Power Panel–this is the only way to stay in the running to be one of our two Ignite Start-ups and enter our Boot Camp. We're delighted to be holding our classes at Abilities Centre in Whitby.  (Abilities Centre was also host to Spark's Big Bang celebration ... Read more

Spark Centre knows there is talent right here in Durham Region!

Seeing the applications rolling is very exciting for everyone at Spark Centre. We know there is talent out there and the fact we have 102 applicants is proving that. Everyone at Spark Centre is an entrepreneur and has run their own business, so we understand what it means to be a start-up and early stage company and the struggles that come with that. Spark Centre is a not-for-profit regional innovation centre. Our vision is to create an entrepreneurial community in Durham Region and ... Read more