Everyone Deserves Access to Food

May 1, 2017 | Christina

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photo credit: skeeze Everyone deserves access to food, but as long as food remains a commodity, equal access to it is elusive. Food security is a hot topic for advocacy groups and governments alike as they work to create sustainable food systems in which everyone can put food on their...

Second-hand Economy

April 13, 2017 | Raya

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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...

Business Trends in Mobile Food Trucks

April 3, 2017 | Ranald

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Use the library e-resource Canadian Business & Current Affairs to find information in Canadian sources about business trends. Rick Eglinton. Fast-food favorite: Hot dogs sold by Chris Blue's vendors are a hit with Torontonians and tourists alike. 1986. Toronto Public Library. E.g. for information about mobile food trucks, enter "mobile...

Would You Like to be a Filmmaker or Learn More about the Film Industry?

March 28, 2017 | Christina

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Photo Credit: Geralt In today's film industry, filmmakers are increasingly discovering that they must have entrepreneurial expertise as well as artistic skills. Join us as James Warrack, Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Film Studies at The Chang School, Ryerson University, explains the current ecosystem of the film industry in...

Saving for Your Retirement

March 14, 2017 | Raya

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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,...

Get Your Business off the Ground with Help from Business Inc.

February 23, 2017 | Raya

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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...

Why You Should Be Blogging for Your Small Business

February 11, 2017 | Raya

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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...

How to Hire a Contractor for Home Renovations

February 1, 2017 | Christina

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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...

ResolveTO

January 16, 2017 | Raya

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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...

Small Businesses You Can Start on a Shoestring

January 12, 2017 | Raya

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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...