Structuring Your Business to Enable Growth

December 11, 2019 | TPL Staff

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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash. Starting a business is hard work. Maintaining the business and growing it is even harder. Statistically 95% of small businesses fail and this is attributed mainly to lack of planning, experience and knowledge. As founders, it is our responsibility to take the necessary steps...

5 Ways to Align your Market Presence Through Product, Brand and Voice

November 15, 2019 | TPL Staff

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Photo by Joanna Kosinska from Unsplash. My name is Patricia Quintero and this is my second Entrepreneur in Residence blog post. My first blog covers The Entrepreneurial Journey. As part of the series of seminars of the Entrepreneurship in Residence program, we have been talking about the journey entrepreneurs undertake....

The Entrepreneurial Journey

October 2, 2019 | TPL Staff

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Image courtesy of Patricia Quintero My name is Patricia Quintero and today I launch the 2019 Entrepreneurship in Residence Program at the Toronto Reference Library. The past few weeks filled me with excitement as I planned and prepared this new program. This enthusiasm inspired me to reflect on my first...

Small Business Programs - October to December 2019

October 1, 2019 | Diana L.

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This October, Toronto Public Library kicks off our newly expanded small business programming to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs to-be, including artists and authors. From how to start a franchise business to how to build a cosplay business, aligning product, brand and voice to mastering business pitches and presentations - there...

The Sales Boost and 6 Step Selling Process with David Cohen

August 3, 2019 | Raya

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Join David Cohen at the North York Central Library in a four part series in which he will present a six step sales process that will give you an easy, repeatable way to sell. From how you position your business, to how you attract and market to clients and prospects,...

Thinking About Going Green with Your Business?

April 30, 2019 | Raya

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Photo by Pixabay. In February Toronto's first zero waste grocery store, Unboxed Market, opened its doors to the public. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their own reusable containers and bags to do their shopping, but if you forget to bring your own you can still purchase paper and glass containers....

Historical Canadian Daily Stock Prices

March 11, 2019 | Christina

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Updated March 11, 2019 Have you ever wanted to find historical Canadian daily stock prices for free on the internet but didn't know where to locate them? Here are a couple of web sites that may be able to help: 1. TMX Money If looking for historical daily stock prices...

It's RRSP Season: Resources for Registered Retirement Savings Plans

February 8, 2019 | Raya

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Photo by InvestmentZen on a CC License. As RRSP season approaches many of us have to decide whether or not to contribute to our RRSPs or even whether to set one up. So what exactly is an RRSP? An RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) is a saving or investing account...

Tilly and the Crazy Eights is Better than your Average Road Trip

Imagine being voluntold into driving a bus of 8 spunky elders across a continent. That’s the position that Tilly finds herself in at the beginning of the book, when Indigenous elders at a sewing circle (which they call their “Stitch ‘n Bitch”) craft up the idea. I saw it one...

5 Essentials of Modern Marketing

November 27, 2018 | Ann

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Marketing today is an ever-changing and often baffling creature. geralt on Pixabay under Creative Commons licence 5 Essentials of Modern Marketing Thanks to digital, modern marketing is a swiftly evolving beast. Nesh Pillay takes the bull by the horns and discusses five ways to harness its power. Nesh Pillay, Newcomer...