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...

Start or Grow Your Business with Enterprise Toronto

January 9, 2017 | Alessya

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Start your business off on the right foot for 2017! Toronto Public Library is partnering with Enterprise Toronto to provide FREE, 30-minute consultations with a business advisor! Enterprise Toronto is a City of Toronto service that provides a one-stop source for: *One-on-one business consultations *Business registration, name searches and incorporation...

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 | D!ana

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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,...

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...