Marketing with Scott's Directories

October 23, 2018 | Ranald

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Scott's Directories is a directory of Canadian businesses. It can be useful for marketing campaigns. Example 1: a business wants to direct a campaign at businesses with over 50 employees within a certain area of Toronto. Example 2: a business want to market its products and services to other businesses...

Can I Start an Organization as a Non-Canadian?

My first workshop as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Toronto Reference Library was full of excellent people and ideas, though I was surprised the most common question wasn’t about funding. The most frequent question both during and after was: “Can I start an organization if I’m not a citizen/permanent resident...

Estate Planning for Canadians

October 16, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of West Legal Barristers and Solicitors Many of us don't want to think about dying, but the reality is that we will. Making a will is perhaps the most important thing we can do, but estate planning is about much more than that. In her MoneySense article "Estate...

Two Shopify Programs, Two Months, Three Locations

September 29, 2018 | Ann

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We are happy to announce two programs offered in October and November at three library locations (Toronto Reference Library, Agincourt Library, and Albion Library). This is a unique opportunity for new and small business entrepreneurs to learn from the experts. These two Shopify programs dovetail nicely with the Entrepreneur in Residence programs offered at these same three locations.

Welcome Our 2018 Entrepreneur and Newcomer Entrepreneurs in Residence

September 28, 2018 | Ann

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The Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the Toronto Reference Library will provide information, personalized support, and opportunities for skill development to people aspiring to start new businesses. The Newcomer Entrepreneurs in Residence (NEIRs) at the Albion branch and the Agincourt branch will specialize in providing this type of business information to newcomers. Please join Michael Hlinka, CBC business commentator, for the launch of this program.

Apple Inc. America's First Trillion Dollar Company

September 15, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of History of the Apple Logo Last month Apple Inc. hit a market cap of $1 trillion becoming the first US company to reach that milestone. Powered by better than expected quarterly financial results in early August, it left its rivals in its wake. The Apple Computer Company...

Your Money Matters: Personal Finance Programs for Fall 2018 and Winter 2019

August 31, 2018 | Diana L.

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Whether you're trying to make more money or manage your money better, our FREE personal finance programs have you covered this fall and winter! With thanks to VISA, Toronto Public Library is able to offer additional financial literacy programs and workshops year-round and beyond our Personal Finance Campaign which runs...

Hey Google, Happy Birthday

August 14, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of Jay on Instagram On September 27, 2018 Google will celebrate its 20th birthday. Officially launched in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, it has become the most widely used web-based search engine. What originally began as their PhD thesis at Stanford University, Google has become a...

Saving for a House

July 15, 2018 | Raya

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(image courtesy of At the best of times, saving money isn't easy. But if you want to make a big purchase like a house, important lifestyle changes will need to be made. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada provides tips on how to budget, as well as a link...

Business Beach Reads

June 27, 2018 | Raya

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image courtesy of If you're wondering what kind of books or ebooks to take to the cottage or the beach this year, why not try a business book? The business book genre offers unique opportunities in summer reading. The following is a list of easy and entertaining reads that...