Saving for a House

July 15, 2018 | Raya

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(image courtesy of 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 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...

Survival Guide For Female Entrepreneurs

March 15, 2018 | Raya

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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...

Tax Services at Toronto Public Library

March 1, 2018 | Hector

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"Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes" - Benjamin Franklin Inevitably, our favourite time of the year has come around again – tax season! Whether you're a seasoned professional who can get through your tax filings in a single sitting, or you're dreading the idea of filing taxes...

The Toyota Way

February 15, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of 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...