What Does It Take to Be Successful in Business?

October 6, 2017 | Christina

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Find information on how to startup your own company or grow your business at the Toronto Public Library. Join Donovan Dill in a discussion with two, successful CEOs, Sonya Gill and Alon Ozery, as they talk about The Reality of Small Business Startups and Growth. Monday, October 23, 6:30-8 p.m....

SEO for Your Small Business

October 1, 2017 | Hector

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If you own a small business or you're looking into starting one, then an important part of being visible online is ensuring that your search engine optimization (SEO) is well designed and planned out. According to Dictionary.com, SEO is "the methods used to boost the ranking or frequency of a...

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...

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...

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...

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...