Apple Inc. America's First Trillion Dollar Company

September 15, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of History of the Apple Logo Last month Apple Inc. hit a market cap of $1 trillion becoming the first US company to reach that milestone. Powered by better than expected quarterly financial results in early August, it left its rivals in its wake. The Apple Computer Company...

Your Money Matters: Personal Finance Programs for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

August 31, 2018 | Diana L.

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Whether you're trying to make more money or manage your money better, our FREE personal finance programs have you covered this fall and winter! With thanks to VISA, Toronto Public Library is able to offer additional financial literacy programs and workshops year-round and beyond our Personal Finance Campaign which runs...

Hey Google, Happy Birthday

August 14, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of Jay on Instagram On September 27, 2018 Google will celebrate its 20th birthday. Officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, it has become the most widely used web-based search engine. What originally began as their PhD thesis at Stanford University, Google has become a...

Saving for a House

July 15, 2018 | Raya

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(image courtesy of mckenzieappraisals.com) At the best of times, saving money isn't easy. But if you want to make a big purchase like a house, important lifestyle changes will need to be made. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides tips on how to budget, as well as a link...

Business Beach Reads

June 27, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of http://www.sayleswinnikoff.com/books-are-back/ If you're wondering what kind of books or ebooks to take to the cottage or the beach this year, why not try a business book? The business book genre offers unique opportunities in summer reading. The following is a list of easy and entertaining reads that...

Do I Really Need a Business Plan?

May 15, 2018 | Raya

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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...

Small Business Access: Helping Ontario Small Businesses

May 15, 2018 | Hector

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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...

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income Program Series

April 16, 2018 | Hector

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Toronto Public Library is offering a series of Planning for Retirement on a Low Income workshops in 2018. They will be presented by John Stapleton (above), Open Policy Ontario. The goal of the program is to provide low-income attendees, in plain language, with a complete picture of benefit programs available...

Marketing with Scott's Directories

April 12, 2018 | Ranald

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Scott's Directories is a directory of Canadian businesses. It can be useful for marketing campaigns. Example 1: a business wants to direct a campaign at businesses with over 50 employees within a certain area of Toronto. Example 2: a business want to market its products and services to other businesses...

Does Your Business Have a Brand Strategy?

March 26, 2018 | Christina

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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...