Business Inc.

Eight-week business program

Starting a business? Let us help boost your plans!

Take part in an eight-week Business Inc. program offered at Toronto Public Library in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Business Development Centre.

Learn from professionals and get on your way to making your business dreams a reality.

During the program, you will:

Upon completion, you will:

2023 Sessions

Barbara Frum branch

Information session: Thursday, September 21, 6:30-8 pm, Program Room
Course: Thursdays, October 19-December 7, 6- pm, Program Room

Danforth/Coxwell branch

Information session: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8 pm, Program Room
Course: Tuesdays, October 17-December 5, 6-9 pm, Program Room

Register for an Information Session to learn more about Business Inc.


Please complete the application by Thursday, October 5, 2023 and send via fax 416-981-3206 or email to

Questions? Please call 416-345-9437.


Potential Candidates

Your application will be reviewed for:

Enrolment is limited to 20 participants per location (total of 40). A valid Toronto Public Library card is required to participate.

Course Outline

Week 1 Taking the leap to entrepreneurship
Week 2 Market research for your business
Week 3 Resources for researching your business
Week 4 Developing a powerful marketing strategy
Week 5 Creating an operating framework for success
Week 6 Financial management I
Week 7 Financial management II
Week 8 Sales, It's a Process


Leverage expertise from a certified business advisor:

Additional Resources

Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) provides a wide range of resources and guidance to new and emerging businesses in Toronto.

Enterprise Toronto at the City of Toronto offers many resources to help people start and grow their businesses.

Toronto Public Library Foundation Funding for Business Inc. is generously provided by the Toronto Public Library Foundation. Thanks to the late Norman Hinton for his bequest to the Toronto Public Library Foundation in support of small business programs and services at Toronto Public Library.

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