A history of beer

July 14, 2014 | Raya

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Archaelogists have learned that beer was first discovered about 12,000 years ago. Roughly around the same time cereal agriculture was developing. According to historians, it most likely came about when some grain began to ferment after coming in contact with water. Many scholars have found evidence that some early humans...

Great business reads for the beach

June 2, 2014 | Raya

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Summer is finally here, and as we pack our things for the cottage and the beach why not bring along a business book. Now, if you think that finding a great business book to read while away on vacation is too difficult, think again! The business book genre offers unique...

Small Business Network: Tips from a Successful Entrepreneur

May 24, 2014 | Thanusa

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Did you miss Ryan McKnight at North York Central Library's Small Business Networking session in April? Not to Worry! Below you will find a few of Ryan's tips he shared on starting a business that you may find useful: Networking: Look for trade shows and associations so that you can...

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...