Information Services Spotlight: Consumer Reports

December 1, 2016 | Christina

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Looking for shopping tips during this season? How about a 2016 holiday gift guide? Don't forget to use Consumer Reports Online before you shop! Consumer Reports Online is a database published by an independent non-profit organization which provides evidence-based product testing in addition to ratings and recommendations on consumer products...

Good Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

November 29, 2016 | Alessya

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Sima Gandhi, Entrepreneur in Residence The 2016 Entrepreneur-in-Residence series is winding down for the year and it was a great success! TPL's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Sima Gandhi, ran eight workshops across the city on topics ranging from Crowdfunding to Social Media Marketing to bringing your Idea to Innovation. Each session had many...

Finding industry information on Research Monitor

November 11, 2016 | Raya

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Research Monitor is a reference resource that offers an introduction to Euromonitor International's industry and country research with reports for 80 countries and daily articles and opinions from industry and country experts. Coverage is global with an equal depth of research for every country. Research Monitor can be accessed in...

Want to be a Social Media Star?

November 7, 2016 | Alessya

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Sima Gandhi, Entrepreneur in Residence New platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest have changed the way information is consumed, and given life to experts who, in some cases, have created massive followings of like-minded people, based on very specific knowledge sets. These 'experts' are known as influencers...

How to Protect Your Estate

November 3, 2016 | Christina

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The Fairview Branch is offering three seminars on protecting your estate. If you are interested in keeping your estate safe from creditors and taxation, the first seminar covers how to: avoid retirees' biggest financial mistakes reduce taxes on your retirement income eliminate the estate tax trap prevent estate distribution nightmares...

From Idea to Scale

There is no roadmap to growing a start-up, but there are several stages you will go through along the way to scaling your business. Librarian Alessya here again. Networking is a great way for entrepreneurs to paddle through the murky waters of all that is involved to take an idea...

Consumer Reports online: Five Things You Need to Know and More...

October 27, 2016 | Ranald

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Note: this post was updated in October 2016. It’s almost the holidays and that means shopping. Or maybe your fridge just stopped working or you can’t go any longer without a car now that you have kids. We can help. Consumer Reports online and its parent magazine Consumer Reports are...

Crowdfunding basics seminar at North York Central Library

October 24, 2016 | Raya

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On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016, from 6:30pm-8:00pm, Sima Gandhi, TPL's Entrepreneur in Residence will be hosting a free seminar on crowdfunding basics. This session features special guest, Adam Paulin. Adam was able to raise almost $800,000 on the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, for his wearable weight-loss technology invention, Thin Ice. He...

The Entrepreneur's Dictionary

Starting a business? Here are some terms you will want to get a handle on ... Learn more at our upcoming Small Business Series of Seminars.

Wondering how to make your business idea a reality?

October 21, 2016 | Alessya

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Toronto Public Library's Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Sima Gandhi, founder of riince, held two sessions titled "From Idea to Innovation" where she discussed how to go about taking the idea in your head and bringing it to fruition. These were held at Albion and Fairview library. If you missed the workshops but are...