Digital Support for Local Businesses

Starting or running a business is an incredible undertaking as you try to manage your time, money, and other resources to create and maintain a sustainable enterprise.  Supporting these ambitious entrepreneurs on their journey to success requires a great deal of training, mentorship, and guidance.

The DWA does its part by providing timely data and analysis that is essential in helping businesses make the right decision at the right time.  However, in order to learn how to use that data effectively many entrepreneurs turn to the Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD) for support.

The BACD offers many great programs to help small businesses in our region.  In response to the new challenges businesses are facing due to COVID-19, they have developed tailored programs in conjunction with all levels of governments, to support the survival of our job creating businesses.

As part of their mandate to help Durham businesses impacted by COVID-19, the BACD is pleased to facilitate the Digital Main Street program. Digital Main Street is a government-based initiative to help business owners expand their digital presence. Through this partnership, they are offering a number of free digital services to businesses over 1 year in operation.

Some of the resources available include SEO (search engine optimization), website design recommendations, social media strategies, and tools as well as digital marketing strategies.

You can learn more about the Digital Main Street and other programs offered by the BACD on their website