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Thanks for your feedback! Glad you found it informative.
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Thanks for the comment Loretta! Nice to get feedback.
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If you are starting a business, a business plan can help you get financing from lenders and investors. It's a tool for understanding how all aspects of your business are put together. Even if you have an existing business, a business plan helps you compare planned and actual performance and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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According to a recent study funded by the federal government and the Bank of Montreal, female-led enterprises now represent half of all new businesses and 90 percent are focused on the service sector. And although these businesses tend to be smaller than male-led businesses, they create more jobs and have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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image courtesy of http://www.freepngimg.com/cars/toyota-logo Tatsuro Toyada, son of Toyota founder Kiichiro Toyoda, died of pneumonia at the age of 88 on December 30, 2017. He was Toyota's seventh president, a post he held until 1995 when he stepped down and assumed other duties within the company. During his tenure as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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(image courtesy of Wikipedia) In early 2018, after 65 years in business, the remaining Sears Canada stores will close their doors for good. Sears started off in a partnership in 1952 with Canadian department store chain Simpsons Limited in Toronto as a mail order business. This move helped Simpsons expand... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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Bank of Montreal head office, Montreal 1871-72 image courtesy of the McCord Museum On November 3, 2017 the Bank of Montreal celebrated its 200th birthday. Founded in Montreal in 1817 by a group of nine of the city’s most prominent figures, its original name was Montreal Bank. In 1822, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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(image courtesy of www.eco-business.com) Have you ever thought about investing in "green companies" and supporting eco-friendly businesses? Green investing, which falls within the framework of socially responsible investing (SRI), can be traced back to the 1960s when investors became concerned with civil rights, the environment and militarism. It involves seeking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Image credit: USA Today Millennials, the name given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004, are now being recognized as the consumers that will drive business growth. They have $200 billion in direct purchasing power and over $500 billion in indirect. They are also the most diverse group consisting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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image courtesy of http://retail.franchiseindia.com/article/multi-channel/eretail/Used-goods-open-up-fresh-opportunities-for-start-ups.a4619/ Canadians love buying stuff second-hand. At least that's what the latest Kijiji's Second-Hand Economy report says. According to the study, conducted by researchers at the Université du Québec à Montréal, 82% of Canadians participated in the second-hand economy, which translates into $29 billion. Second-hand purchases/sales or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
Thanks for the great comment, Marie. I like to highlight Canadian authors whenever I can!
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Thanks for the suggestion. The Toronto Public Library has numerous copies of Victory Lap Retirement. I just placed a hold for myself!
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(image courtesy http://www.islands.com) According to a recent HSBC report on retirement, Generations and journeys, working people feel more pressure than ever to save for their retirement. The study revealed that the current generation of retirees started saving for their retirement at age 35 and retired at age 58. Today, however,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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image courtesy of cliparts.co Are you thinking of starting your own business? Do you have a great idea but don't know where to start? Then Business Inc may be for you. Business Inc. is an eight-week business program offered at Toronto Public Library (TPL) in partnership with the City of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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image courtesy of bloggertipsandtricks.net The term blog comes from the combination of "web" and "log" or "weblog," which initially started in the 1990s as an online diary where people would keep personal accounts of their lives. Eventually the term was shortened to "blog," but it still remained the same in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Between January 25th and 27th the City of Toronto and the founders of StartupFest present ResolveTO, a festival that will bring together the best of young startups and large organizations for a look at innovation, disruption and emerging markets. The emphasis will be on corporate and societal challenges that engage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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(image courtesy of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India) Are you thinking of starting a new business in 2017 but don't have a large amount of capital to get started? The following businesses can be started inexpensively and in some cases, with almost no start-up cash at all. Each one can... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Are you having trouble finding just the right gift for the business-minded people on your gift list? Business books can give the recipient the opportunity to go on an adventure, get inspired and learn how to grow, both personally and professionally. Here are a few great titles for these hard-to-buy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Research Monitor is a reference resource that offers an introduction to Euromonitor International's industry and country research with reports for 80 countries and daily articles and opinions from industry and country experts. Coverage is global with an equal depth of research for every country. Research Monitor can be accessed in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sima Gandhi, TPL's Entrepreneur in Residence will be hosting a free seminar on crowdfunding basics. This session features special guest, Adam Paulin. Adam was able to raise almost $800,000 on the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, for his wearable weight-loss technology invention, Thin Ice. He... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
Thanks for suggesting this site.
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(image courtesy of news.com.au) Do you want to invest but have no clue where to start? Have you ever wondered how to invest like the pros? Are you considering doing your own investing or do you want to use an advisor? Taking the time to learn the basics of investing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
Hi Ashley, Yes, definitely, these tips can be used by non-students. I signed up for the shoestring guide and have received emails for some great sales. Thanks for your comment!
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Starting college or university is stressful enough without having to worry about money too. Dealing with exams, papers, classes and work doesn't leave much room to think about your finances. However, by creating a budget you can make your life less stressful. A budget shows you how much money is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance