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 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...

Business Trends in Mobile Food Trucks

April 3, 2017 | Ranald

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Use the library e-resource Canadian Business & Current Affairs to find information in Canadian sources about business trends. Rick Eglinton. Fast-food favorite: Hot dogs sold by Chris Blue's vendors are a hit with Torontonians and tourists alike. 1986. Toronto Public Library. E.g. for information about mobile food trucks, enter "mobile...

Saving for Your Retirement

March 14, 2017 | Raya

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(image courtesy According to a recent HSBC report on retirement, Generations and journeys, working people feel more pressure than ever to save for their retirement. The study revealed that the current generation of retirees started saving for their retirement at age 35 and retired at age 58. Today, however,...

Get Your Business off the Ground with Help from Business Inc.

February 23, 2017 | Raya

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image courtesy of Are you thinking of starting your own business? Do you have a great idea but don't know where to start? Then Business Inc may be for you. Business Inc. is an eight-week business program offered at Toronto Public Library (TPL) in partnership with the City of...

Why You Should Be Blogging for Your Small Business

February 11, 2017 | Raya

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image courtesy of The term blog comes from the combination of "web" and "log" or "weblog," which initially started in the 1990s as an online diary where people would keep personal accounts of their lives. Eventually the term was shortened to "blog," but it still remained the same in...

How to Hire a Contractor for Home Renovations

February 1, 2017 | Christina

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Photo Credit: Max Pixel Are you planning to do any renovations with a contractor in the near future? If so, the Canadian Home Builder's Association offers free useful information. Renovations can be costly. Here is a brief list of three essentials to understand and follow if hiring a contractor, highlighted...


January 16, 2017 | Raya

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Between January 25th and 27th the City of Toronto and the founders of StartupFest present ResolveTO, a festival that will bring together the best of young startups and large organizations for a look at innovation, disruption and emerging markets. The emphasis will be on corporate and societal challenges that engage...