Small Business Network: Come Meet Satish Kanwar

May 5, 2014 | Thanusa

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Are you thinking of starting a business? Or you have an existing business and looking to get advice from a successful entrepreneur to help it succeed? Well you can do so at Toronto Public Library's Small Business Network sessions. North York Central Library is hosting the Small Business Network session...

Wake up and smell the coffee.

March 31, 2014 | Raya

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No other beverage is worshipped quite like coffee. Wherever you go, whatever time of day, you will see hundreds of people carrying coffee cups and hanging on to them as if they were a lifeline. Many people need their morning cup of coffee before they can even utter a word....

Greening your business

February 17, 2014 | Raya

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Greening your business isn't just good for the environment, it also makes good business sense. No matter the size of a company, it is possible to draw in customers and reduce company costs by creating a greener workplace. Over the last few years, MacLean's magazine has featured companies making green...

Titans of American industry

January 27, 2014 | Raya

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Andrew Carnegie J.P. Morgan J .D. Rockefeller Cornelius Vanderbilt In the waning days of the American civil war Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie and J.P Morgan were beginning careers that would help America become the richest, most inventive and productive country on the planet. Through their drive, ambition,...

A sweet history of chocolate

December 12, 2013 | Raya

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Chocolate has a long and storied history that began with the Olmec Indians of Central America who are believed to have been the first to grow cocoa beans. Then the Mayans established plantations and restricted cocoa consumption to the Mayan society's elite in the form of an unsweetened drink made...

Twitter goes public

November 15, 2013 | Raya

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Social media company Twitter began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on November 7th and was able to raise $1.8 billion due to investors demand. Twitter priced its inital public offering at $26 (U.S.) on Wednesday but on Thursday it rose to $45.10 (U.S.) and moved as high as...

Sears reboots

November 7, 2013 | Teresa

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It's the end of an era - Sears Canada announced recently that it will be closing some of its famous locations after Christmas. Those locations include the Toronto flagship store at the Eaton Centre. Sears, like many other large retailers is facing the ever changing retail landscape being affected by...

Google it

October 22, 2013 | Raya

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Last week Google shares reached an all time high of $1000 after it posted a third-quarter surge in profit and revenue. And because analysts have boosted their target on Google shares, who knows how high shares will go. In 1996, PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin began working together...

Business scandals

September 20, 2013 | Raya

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Everybody loves a scandal, be it about politicians, actors or corporations. Business scandals whether centered around corruption, bribery, fraud, or other greed tend to have a significant impact on the economy. Many companies fail at some point for one reason or another, but other companies are so spectacularly corrupt that...

Life Savers celebrates milestone

August 26, 2013 | Raya

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Did you know that Life Savers celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012? Back in 1912, chocolate-maker Clarence Crane wanted to create a candy that wouldn't melt in the summer heat. He ended up creating the original Pep O Mint Life Saver. The candy's name comes from it's similarity to little...