2010 Ontario Budget

March 26, 2010 | Silvia

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"The Big Freeze", "Ontario's Deep Freeze", and "A Sea of Red" are the morning headlines, the day after Finance Minister Dwight Duncan delivered his provincial budget. The 2010 Ontario Budget promises more stimulus spending while freezing wages for public service workers, postponing major transit expansion projects and reducing spending on...

Wouldn't It Be Nice If You Could Hear What Your Customers Were Thinking? Well...

March 22, 2010 | Margaret W.

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Twitter comes pretty close to making that a reality. But just how, exactly? Check out these real examples of companies that used Twitter in creative ways to help their business succeed: Tasti D-Lite: Generating Unexpected Customer Insights Dell Outlet: Raising Awareness, Increasing Sales, Measuring Results CoffeeGroundz: Strengthening The Bond With...

Small Business Arts Forum

March 16, 2010 | Silvia

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Enterprise Toronto will be hosting a full day of activity at the Small Business Arts Forum. It is organized in collaboration with Urban Arts, Community Arts Council, Cultural Careers Council of Ontario, and others, bringing together an aspiring and informative day to help bring the Arts into Business. When: Monday,...

Beginning The Bushwhack: Finding Toronto Market Stats For Your Business Plan

March 15, 2010 | Margaret W.

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If you are working on a business plan for an enterprise in Toronto, how can you find your way through the jungle of stats out there to find out how Canadians, and Torontonians in particular, spend their money? Spending Patterns In Canada 2008 will give you a good, basic start....

Harmonized Sales Tax for Small Business Owners

March 13, 2010 | Silvia

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A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency will provide important information on the new combined Federal Sales Tax - HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). Find out how the HST works, who has to register, how to complete your HST return, and more. When: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:30 pm - 8:30...

Have A Look At The Credit Card Calculator - And Prepare To Be Astonished

March 8, 2010 | Margaret W.

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Although we all know that it is best to pay off our credit cards in full every month, sometimes it can't be done. Given your own particular circumstances, what is the best way to pay off the cards in order to save as much interest as possible? The Finance Consumer...

Self-Employed? New Legislation Is Now In Force That Most Certainly Will Benefit You!

March 1, 2010 | Margaret W.

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Self-employed people who wish to access maternity, parental, adoptive, sickness and compassionate care benefits may now start paying into employment insurance. However, you must register by April 1st, 2010 for your benefits to become available starting January 2011. The Service Canada website explains the program in detail. It explains how...