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...

Build a Business Website with Squarespace

February 3, 2017 | Christina

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The Fairview branch is offering two workshops on building a website for your business with Squarespace, an all-in-one solution for anyone looking to create a beautiful website. At the first workshop, come with your website ideas for a product, service or your own personal brand. Learn about online website building...


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...

Entrepreneurs Share Experiences and Ideas through Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Thanks to the entrepreneurs who came out to share their experiences and ideas at Toronto Reference Library's Meet the Entrepreneurs program, part of Small Business Month at Toronto Public Library. The audience was able to hear from, and ask questions of, the following participants: Eaton Donald - CEO of Tri-D...

Tax and Business Best Practices Workshop for Medical Professionals

October 18, 2016 | Christina

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Photo credit: WerbeFabrik Join us for a discussion on tax-smart planning strategies for medical professionals (or soon to be graduates). Veteran CPA Canada speaker and business advisor David Duong, CPA, CMA, B.Comm, CIM®, shares complex strategies to defer, reduce, minimize and eliminate taxes via prudent, proactive planning. This program is...