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...

Would You Like to be a Filmmaker or Learn More about the Film Industry?

March 28, 2017 | Christina

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Photo Credit: Geralt In today's film industry, filmmakers are increasingly discovering that they must have entrepreneurial expertise as well as artistic skills. Join us as James Warrack, Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Film Studies at The Chang School, Ryerson University, explains the current ecosystem of the film industry in...

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

February 23, 2017 | Raya

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image courtesy of cliparts.co 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 bloggertipsandtricks.net 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...

ResolveTO

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...

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...

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...

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...