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...

Small Businesses You Can Start on a Shoestring

January 12, 2017 | Raya

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(image courtesy of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India) Are you thinking of starting a new business in 2017 but don't have a large amount of capital to get started? The following businesses can be started inexpensively and in some cases, with almost no start-up cash at all. Each one can...

More Women Are Becoming Entrepreneurs in Ontario

January 3, 2017 | Christina

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2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario Report The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario Report, a recent study produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ryerson University and The Centre for Innovation Studies, analyzed the performance of entrepreneurs in Ontario in comparison with similar economies worldwide, including Canada as a...

The CEO of Everything with Gail Vax-Oxlade & Victoria Ryce

December 31, 2016 | Alessya

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Gail Vax-Oxlade Victoria Ryce Toronto Reference Library is pleased to welcome award-winning authors, Gail Vaz-Oxlade and Victoria Ryce, to the Atrium this Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30 pm. The ladies will be sharing how their latest book, The CEO of Everything, maps out the territory that singles find themselves in...

Business Books Make the Perfect Gift

December 12, 2016 | Raya

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Are you having trouble finding just the right gift for the business-minded people on your gift list? Business books can give the recipient the opportunity to go on an adventure, get inspired and learn how to grow, both personally and professionally. Here are a few great titles for these hard-to-buy...

Your Money Matters: Personal Finance Programs 2017

December 7, 2016 | Diana

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The 2017 Personal Finance campaign kicks off in January and runs through to March with over 75 free programs in branches throughout the city (yes, we're pretty serious about helping you save your money!) Left to right, top to bottom: Personal Finance piggy bank, Melissa Leong, Kelley Keehn, Kerry Taylor,...