Business success - is it in the colour of your tie?

September 29, 2011 | Teresa

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When my husband and I first got married, we spent alot of time shopping. My husband had just started his first job in accounting and after being a poor student, he needed to upgrade his wardrobe. Since he had inherited his grandfather's flair for colour and design (GrandDad had worked...

New! Small Business Network at Toronto Reference Library

September 22, 2011 | Margaret W.

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The Toronto Reference Library is hosting an ongoing Small Business Network, meant for small businesspeople or people who are just thinking about starting their own business. If you have a small business, here you can find out from your peers the kind of services they offer, and talk to them...

This month's business quote is...

September 19, 2011 | Christina

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... "Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) Source: Crainer, Stuart. The Ultimate Book of Business Quotations. New York: AMACOM, c1998. Here are a few titles written...

Promoting your book - 21st century style.

September 12, 2011 | Teresa

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The book publishing industry is in the midst of what could be called a mid-life crisis. The publishing industry, much like the music industry, is awash in a sea of change. Technology has driven these industries to either adapt or go under. The book, which for years was that thing...

What do you look for in a leader?

September 8, 2011 | Teresa

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Three individuals have been in the news the past few weeks - each from different walks of life. Each considered outstanding leaders. I wanted to have a closer look at what qualities each possessed for people to consider them great, since the topic of leadership is one that is perhaps...

Toastmasters International: Not Just Another Meeting

September 5, 2011 | Margaret W.

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Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization, is well known for its excellent public speaking training. Less is known about the leadership skills that can be developed through Toastmasters clubs - skills from which small businesspeople can certainly benefit. If you want to learn how to run better meetings, Toastmasters is for...

Help With Small Business Bookkeeping

September 1, 2011 | Margaret W.

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Small business owners either love or hate bookkeeping - there seems to be no middle ground. If you are looking for help in doing your own bookkeeping, Enterprise Toronto is sponsoring a program in September called Does It Add Up? Basic Bookkeeping for the New Business Owner. Click on the...