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The Ontario Government has launched a new, one-stop source for information tailored for small businesses. Small Business Access makes it easier for small business owners to access tools, resources and funding to start and grow their business. Small business owners will be able to access resources such as hiring and... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Thank you for the positive feedback.
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Photo Credit: geralt Many business owners are aware of or have a business plan. But, does your business have a brand strategy? Are you interested in learning more about marketing? If so, come to the library for additional information. Join Daryl D'Souza, founder of Lou Dawg's Southern BBQ franchise, in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
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Image Credit: ISAPUT Automation has long promised societal improvement, but it has also caused consternation for employees whose jobs might be replaced by robots. Do you have concerns about the rise of robots in the workplace? Get more information about automation and its impact on society at the library. Join... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Business & Personal Finance
Thank you for the feedback. Before the end of his residency, Donovan Dill recommended these interesting and useful titles for people who are starting up or growing a business.
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Donovan Dill, 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence, has successfully completed his residency at the Toronto Public Library. Donovan ran six, productive workshops across the Greater Toronto Area on topics covering the reality of small business startups and growth; small business financing; services offered by local business incubators to entrepreneurs in their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Donovan Dill, TPL's 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence Are you just starting out and want some help to build your knowledge and networks? Are you thinking about a pivot after a few months or years of doing business? Whatever the case, Toronto Public Library provides Entrepreneur In Residence programs for you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Photo credit: Max Pixel Summer is quickly approaching and many people are starting to plan vacations with their families and friends. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre provides advice on how to identify and protect yourself from various vacation scams. Here are a couple of the identified scams: Free or "Discounted" Vacation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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Photo Credit: Max Pixel Are you planning to do any renovations with a contractor in the near future? If so, the Canadian Home Builder's Association offers free useful information. Renovations can be costly. Here is a brief list of three essentials to understand and follow if hiring a contractor, highlighted... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
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2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario Report The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario Report, a recent study produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ryerson University and The Centre for Innovation Studies, analyzed the performance of entrepreneurs in Ontario in comparison with similar economies worldwide, including Canada as a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Business & Personal Finance
Thank you for your comment F. Smith. I too find Consumer Reports helpful in relation to obtaining information and ratings on various consumer products.
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Looking for shopping tips during this season? How about a 2016 holiday gift guide? Don't forget to use Consumer Reports Online before you shop! Consumer Reports Online is a database published by an independent non-profit organization which provides evidence-based product testing in addition to ratings and recommendations on consumer products... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Do you have a small business and would like to compare how much it would cost to advertise in various media; i.e. daily newspapers, radio, outdoor media and more? CARDonline, the Toronto Public Library's newest business database, can help. The database provides advertising rates, data and media planning information for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Photo Credit: Pete O'Shea Lists, lists and more lists. Today, there is a bounty of lists on numerous topics. Online searches can help you find lists but the task can be daunting. Many of the results might be irrelevant. If searching for Canadian business lists online, here are a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Recently, financial consultant, Louise Sabourin, discussed concepts and solutions to combat identity theft and identity fraud that could affect your financial well-being at the Toronto Reference Library. If you were unable to attend, the following titles may be of interest. They are all available at the Toronto Public Library: You... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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(Photo Credit: Muskokagirl) Most people view vacation homes as places of relaxation from urban life, especially during hot, humid summers. They are places where family members and friends get together and spend quality time with each other. If you are planning on purchasing a vacation home, a News Canada article,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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(Photo Credit: Picserver.org) If using credit cards or debit cards to buy items or pay bills, it is important to be aware of the risks related to electronic forms of payment. In the past, credit or debit card information was copied and counterfeit cards were produced. Today, new electronic chips... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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(Photo Credit: Ibrahim.ID) By Elle My dad and his business partner owned a small import/retail business in the city’s core. They imported and sold Chinese artifacts, furniture, paintings, fabric and traditional Chinese dresses (Cheongsams). Their client base grew from a few people in the community and tourists who were passing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Market Research with Library Resources Toronto Public Library provides information in a variety of formats. These include downloads and ebooks, DVDs, articles and online research. Additional help is available by consulting a librarian in the branch, calling Answerline (416-393-7131), or by using our email or online chat service, Ask a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Mike Brcic, 2015 TPL Entrepreneur in Residence, has completed his residency at the Toronto Public Library. Mike Brcic, 2015 TPL Entrepreneur in Residence Before leaving, Mike recommended a list of books for aspiring entrepreneurs. The titles are: Entrepreneur Roller Coaster Scaling Up Delivering Happiness To Sell is Human Fortune at... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Business & Personal Finance
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Starting a Small Business in Canada Toronto Public Library provides information in a variety of formats. These include downloads and ebooks, DVDs, articles and online research. Additional help is available by consulting a librarian in the branch, calling Answerline (416-393-7131), using our email or online chat service, Ask a Librarian.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Business & Personal Finance
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(Attribution: Evan-Amos via Wikimedia Commons) Potato chips are a favourite snack of many people. Do you know how they were invented? In the summer of 1853, George Crum began cooking at Moon's Lake house, a resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. At that time, conventional fried potatoes in the United... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2015 at Business & Personal Finance
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(Image courtesy of Sharon Drummond posted on flickr.com on January 16, 2012. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license) The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) works to protect and inform consumers of financial services. They are at the centre of the national effort to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Business & Personal Finance
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For those thinking of selling a property, curb appeal is an important factor to consider. A well maintained lawn indicates that the owner cares about the property. A recent article Sell You Home Sooner with these Effortless Landscaping Tips (Source: http://www.newscanada.com/en) outlines several tips by Michelle Sordi at Husqvarna that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Business & Personal Finance
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The Toronto Public Library has titles related to Canadian securities law and regulation. What's Next for Canada? Securities Regulation after the Reference, edited by Anita Anand, discusses the future of Canadian security markets and the regulatory framework within which they operate. For years, the merits of and necessity for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Business & Personal Finance