Let's Talk Business, Your Business to be Exact

November 1, 2017 | Donovan

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Donovan Dill, TPL's 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence Are you just starting out and want some help to build your knowledge and networks? Are you thinking about a pivot after a few months or years of doing business? Whatever the case, Toronto Public Library provides Entrepreneur In Residence programs for you...

Your Money Matters: Personal Finance Programs for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018

October 25, 2017 | Diana

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November is not only Financial Literacy Month in Canada but the launch of our newly expanded Personal Finance program series, with over 142 FREE programs throughout Toronto starting this fall through 2018! Our Personal Finance campaign usually runs from January through March, but with the level of interest expressed at...

Marketing with Scott's Directories

October 23, 2017 | Ranald

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Scott's Directories is a collection of a directories of Canadian businesses. It can be useful for marketing campaigns. Example 1: a business wants to direct a campaign at businesses with over 50 employees within a certain area of Toronto. Example 2: a business want to market its products and services...

SEO for Your Small Business

October 1, 2017 | Hector

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If you own a small business or you're looking into starting one, then an important part of being visible online is ensuring that your search engine optimization (SEO) is well designed and planned out. According to Dictionary.com, SEO is "the methods used to boost the ranking or frequency of a...

Green Investing

September 12, 2017 | Raya

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(image courtesy of www.eco-business.com) Have you ever thought about investing in "green companies" and supporting eco-friendly businesses? Green investing, which falls within the framework of socially responsible investing (SRI), can be traced back to the 1960s when investors became concerned with civil rights, the environment and militarism. It involves seeking...

Entering the World of Equities Investing

September 1, 2017 | Hector

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Have you repeatedly heard that investing is the key to long-term financial wealth, yet, you have no idea where to begin? If so, then this post is for you! Below are some wonderful resources for learning and developing a better knowledge of equities investing, so that you can decide if...

Saving While Enjoying the Summer

August 1, 2017 | Hector

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Image Credit: Roderick Eime Summer is well upon us and if you’re a typical Torontonian, you know that the summer heat and nice weather has its days numbered! Many of us associate having a great time with spending money but this doesn’t have to be the case. Read through for...

Marketing to Millennials

June 13, 2017 | Raya

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Image credit: USA Today Millennials, the name given to the generation born between 1982 and 2004, are now being recognized as the consumers that will drive business growth. They have $200 billion in direct purchasing power and over $500 billion in indirect. They are also the most diverse group consisting...

Protect Yourself from Vacation Scams

June 1, 2017 | Christina

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Photo credit: Max Pixel Summer is quickly approaching and many people are starting to plan vacations with their families and friends. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre provides advice on how to identify and protect yourself from various vacation scams. Here are a couple of the identified scams: Free or "Discounted" Vacation...

Second-hand Economy

April 13, 2017 | Raya

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image courtesy of http://retail.franchiseindia.com/article/multi-channel/eretail/Used-goods-open-up-fresh-opportunities-for-start-ups.a4619/ Canadians love buying stuff second-hand. At least that's what the latest Kijiji's Second-Hand Economy report says. According to the study, conducted by researchers at the Université du Québec à Montréal, 82% of Canadians participated in the second-hand economy, which translates into $29 billion. Second-hand purchases/sales or...