Library Resources on BP and the Aftermath of the Spill

June 30, 2011 | Margaret W.

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The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took place well over a year ago now. The Library subscribes to some products that will help you discover what BP has done to address the aftermath of that tragic spill. MarketLine, available at any library and also remotely with a...

Investing in Stocks

June 27, 2011 | Christina

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For those thinking of investing in stocks, recent swings in the market can possibly be daunting. If you are interested in stock trading, the following current titles at the Toronto Public Library may be of interest: Dagys, Andrew and Paul Mladjenovic. Stock Investing for Canadians for Dummies. 3rd ed. Mississauga,...

Be your own boss

June 20, 2011 | Raya

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Many people think about starting their own busines but don't follow through because it seems so overwhelming. As Arnold Goldstein says in Starting on a shoestring "If you really want your own business you'll face only one real enemy--procrastination" .There are many excuses people come up with to avoid taking...

Motivation for the Salesperson

June 13, 2011 | Margaret W.

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In his book "Ziglar On Selling", Zig Ziglar mentions that when he was new to sales, whenever his attempt at a sale was refused he saw it as a personal rejection. "I would then have to spend time rethinking my situation, and alternating between pouting, meditating, having a "pity party",...

More Great Seminars From Enterprise Toronto

June 9, 2011 | Margaret W.

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There are three interesting seminars coming up in June, sponsored by Enterprise Toronto: Take Full Advantage of Your Corporation: A Financial Planning Perspective. This will take place Wednesday June 15th at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. An Alternative Source of Funding: Scientific Funding and Experimenal Development Tax Credits. Tuesday, June 21st,...

Are You Paying More for Less?

June 6, 2011 | Christina

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When my favourite cereal goes on sale, I normally stockpile boxes. Recently, I went to the grocery store in order to restock my supply. As my stockpile normally lasts for months, I was surprised by the noticeably smaller size of many cereal boxes. Companies may be trying to hide price...

The Importance of Bar Codes in Business

June 2, 2011 | Christina

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All of us have experienced standing patiently in line while waiting for our turn to purchase groceries at a grocery store or supermarket. The cashier works quickly as he/she scans the bar code of each item in our shopping baskets. This small, powerful label has made our time spent in...