Business development seminar at public library

‘A wonderful time for small business in Toronto’

Lindsey Taylor isn’t quite sure what business she wants to start. But she does know that she wants to get something going.

“Side hustles are pretty popular with the millennial generation so I wanted to learn more and potentially see how I could something in my spare time,” she said.

She was at the Danforth/Coxwell branch of the Toronto Public Library on the quiet evening of Sept. 26 in a meeting room bustling full of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Coca-Cola to be more ‘fit’ for Canadian diets

Coca-Cola Canada has announced it will roll out changes to its signature beverage on Tuesday. The cola drink is to be less sweet and have fewer calories. “The formula for Coca-Cola in Canada, that unique blend of natural flavours, is not changing,” said Shannon Denny, director of brand communications for Coca-Cola Canada. “We will continue to use the […]

Visa, Mastercard Canada agree to reduce merchant fees

Credit card giants Visa and MasterCard have agreed to reduce their transaction fees from collected merchants by approximately 10 per cent combined. Finance Minister Joe Oliver said in a statement Tuesday that the move “should ultimately result in lower prices for consumers.” The fees being reduced are “merchant interchange fees” – the fees charged to businesses every time a […]

Fewer than half of Canadian businesses online

Looking for a Canadian business online? Finding it might be tough, especially if it’s small. That’s according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) 2014 Factbook, which says only 45.5 per cent of Canadian businesses have a website. It’s even fewer when it comes to small businesses: 41 per cent of them are online.

Cedarbrae Mall renovations confusing shoppers

Cedarbrae Mall is undergoing major renovations, leaving some shoppers and store owners scratching their heads. The renovations have been going on since August, according to Wayne Charters, the mall’s operating manager. “[The renovations are] good, but it takes too much time,” area resident Sajin Sultana said.