Start Your Own Business

October 28, 2009 | Dara Renton

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A Recession Can Be a Good Time to Start Your Own Business - "There are various reasons why starting up a business when the future looks bleak can be a good idea. First, not everybody is doing it, so there might be less competition. Second, people who have been in...

Business & Company Resource Centre: Need Another Source for Company Information?

October 28, 2009 | Dara Renton

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If you are looking for companies and industry news and analysis that is international in scope, look no further! Have a look at Business & Company Resource Centre (library card needed to access). This online database, which the Toronto Public Library subscribes to, brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings,...

Company Information for Your Job Search

October 28, 2009 | Dara Renton

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So you want to create a resume mailing list? Or maybe, you are courageously planning your COLD CALL campaign? But wait! Where do you find your target companies? You can't call every company in the phone book! And besides, you only want to target the companies that are most likely...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Scott's Business Directories Online Has Arrived!

October 28, 2009 | Dara Renton

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Almost every active job seeker knows about Scott's business directories. For those of you who are new to this series, these directories contain company information on over 150 000 businesses located in Canada. The information includes basic contact information and may also include the company's website and email address as...

Tax-Free Savings Accounts

October 28, 2009 | Margaret W.

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If you're like me, the new Tax-Free Savings Account is a bit confusing. How does it work? I found some great information on the following web sites: Canada Revenue Agency: Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) for Individuals Find out here who is eligible to invest in a TFSA, how to set...

There is Hope! Alternatives to Bankruptcy

October 28, 2009 | Margaret W.

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The Office of the Superintendant of Bankruptcy Canada suggests the following as alternatives to bankruptcy: Rework your budget Consolidate your debts Call your creditors Use Your Assets Failing these, some formal alternatives to bankruptcy include: Consumer Proposals Division I Proposals The Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act Try these books - for...