A Wish List of This Year's Top 10 #Mentors #entrepreneurship @torontolibrary

December 13, 2013 | Jean Chow

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Today is my last day as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence and before I close up shop, I have one short final assignment for you, our aspiring and new entrepreneurs and readers. In 20 minutes or less, quickly jot down a Wish List of your Top 10 Mentors and why. If you'd like...

#Leadership & #Legacy #EIR2013 @torontolibrary #Toronto #entrepreneurship #squash

December 6, 2013 | Jean Chow

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All great leaders inspire. When they leave, their legacy is profound, precious, and indelible. Last night I attended a celebration of life for my good friend, Mark Sachvie. Mark was a great leader in our squash community. He died suddenly from a heart attack last Saturday while attending the memorial...

Doing What I Love #Trep Talks with @torontolibrary #entrepreneurship #smallbiz

November 22, 2013 | Jean Chow

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Invigorating! Insightful! Introspective! That's a typical day in the life of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at TPL. I've had the honour of meeting and consulting with 15 of our 43 aspiring and new entrepreneurs during these past 10 days. Here's a glimpse of the small business topics and themes we've covered to...

Searching for The Best Definition of #Entrepreneurship @torontolibrary #EIR2013 #smallbiz

November 21, 2013 | Jean Chow

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You can’t miss the plethora of information on entrepreneurship! I enjoy this often debated “nature vs. nurture” question, “Are entrepreneurs made or born?” In Ernst & Young’s survey of 685 entrepreneurs they found there was no one “entrepreneurship gene” which leads to success and that “certain characteristics and habits typically...

1st Round 1:1 #smallbusiness Consultations Starts Today @torontolibrary #EIR2013

November 12, 2013 | Jean Chow

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Today we kick off our first round of one-on-one small business consultations! #fashion #publishing #environment Looking forward to meeting our aspiring and new #entrepreneurs! #Toronto

@torontolibrary Connecting With @opl_bpo this morning! #BL2BL

November 12, 2013 | Jean Chow

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Business Library to Business Library, we're looking forward to sharing with our Ottawa Library counterpart this morning. Spreading the good word - #entrepreneurship #trep #EIR2013 . #smallbusiness #Toronto #Ottawa

@torontolibrary NYCL Crowd Gave Thumbs Up to Crowdfunding @HiveWireCA

November 5, 2013 | Jean Chow

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On October 29th, one by one, the crowd trickled into the North York Central Library. It was my great pleasure to introduce our guest speaker, the person with the coolest Twitter bio: "Went from orbiting the planet, playing with robots to landing back on Terra Firma and diving into crowdfunding",...

@CIMACanadaConf To Discuss How to Close Canada's #Productivity Gap

October 28, 2013 | Jean Chow

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500 management accountants and participants will be at the CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - annual business conference held in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference LIbrary tomorrow (Oct 29) afternoon! Thank you for extending a kind and generous invitation to our new and...

HiveWire @hivewireCA @torontolibrary North York Central Oct 29th

October 28, 2013 | Jean Chow

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I can't help but be a little curious about meeting Mr. Asier Ania in person. Asier's Twitter bio reads: "Went from "orbiting" the planet, playing with robots to "landing" back on Terra Firma and diving into crowdfunding!" Crowdfunding continues to grow in popularity since the launch of Kickstarter.com in 2009....

A Day (Oct 22nd) With Frank O'Dea - Second Cup Co-Founder #SBCNetwork

October 18, 2013 | Jean Chow

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I have long admired Frank O'Dea who just published his second book "Do The Next Right Thing (copies in your local library)! I follow him through his brother Sean O'Dea on twitter @odea_sean and learned Frank was speaking in town at private engagements and at one major event which I...