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Starting and Running a Business

Dollars and Census: market research for beginners

Is your business looking for customers? Is your organisation looking for patrons? Drop in to see what London Public Library has to offer when doing market research.  Business librarian Mark Richardson will discuss where to find demographic information, current

Small Biz: learn from the experts 2009

Wondering if you have what it takes to run a small business? Is financing your startup a challenge? Does your company need a marketing boost? Are legal issues on your business horizon? Now you can find out. Register online, at any branch or by calling (519) 661-5122 for one or more mini-workshops with some of London's leading small business experts.  A Small Business Week special event.  Free!

Talking About Our Generations

Canada, like most industrialized countries, is grappling with an aging or greying workforce.  Yet within this employee pool, employers are also dealing with staff of different ages, spanning up to four generations.  Each employed traditionalist, baby boomer, generation Xer or newly minted millennial brings with them a unique work ethic and

Do You Know Your Credit Score?

Knowledge of one's current credit history, including a credit score is important during both good or bad economic times.  Financial institutions look to an individual's credit rating to help decide whether or not to grant a customer either a personal or small business loan.

Fortunately the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada can help Canadians stay apprised of their personal financial situations as they appear in credit reports and scores.

Starting a new business venture?

Starting a new business can be a daunting adventure so make sure to take advantage of the amazIng Business Startup Assistant provided for your convenience by the government of Canada with information specific to your own province. There is so much information available on this web site including everything from selecting a business name to Revenue Canada guides, financing information, and specific asbout hiring employees and contractors.

Market Research for beginners

Looking for a leg up the small business ladder?

Small Business: learn from the experts

Looking for advice on financing, marketing or legal issues? We're excited to be partnering with local leading small business experts to offer a selection of  workshops on Thursday, October 23rd during Ontario Public Library Week.  Register for one or more mini-workshops by calling (519) 661-5122 or online.


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Beyond Work

book cover imageEnjoying a successful retirement goes beyond financial planning is the message of Beyond Work, a new book by Bill Roiter, that focuses on guiding people who have been successful and accomplished in their working lives to enjoying similar achievement in their retirement life.

Thinking about starting a business?

At the Central library, there is an extensive collection of business related information and knowledgeable staff who can point you in the right direction.