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Ten best small business stories of the week Add to ...

Check out the best stories of the week of Jan. 23 from Report on Small Business, the Globe's home for entrepreneurs. Read our columnists, view archives of discussions, and connect through social media on the Report on Small Business homepage.

Canadian wedding photographer makes mark in Britain. Julie Kim left an earlier career behind, bought a camera, registered with British tax officials, and took the plunge. Also see documentary-style photos of her work.

Canada is losing its entrepreneurial edge. We’ve got to help high-growth, mid-market companies overcome challenges that, if left unaddressed, could derail their long-term potential.

Entrepreneur creates own versions of Stonehenge. The Splurge: Franchise Bancorp’s Edward Loyst has turned a hobby of rock- and stone-carving and building into a dozen installations, including three Stonehenge-inspired megalithic structures. Also see a photo gallery of Edward Loyst and his stone carvings.



Helping companies do the right thing. Giving back to the community matters to ES3, a Vancouver-based insurance firm.

At the front desk: unsung hero or attitude problem? Small business operators are often so busy that they overlook those who make the first impression.

Venture capital chief reveals secrets to securing financing. Talking to Entrepreneurs: John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures, offers advice to startups looking to secure financing. Also see other segments here, here and here.

Is it time to proclaim the death of the desktop computer? Laptops are the machine of choice, but bigger machines score points for reliability and adaptability.



To outsource your IT or not? It comes down to value. An in-house department used to make sense for just about every business, but remote support is changing everything.

Audience tracking grows easier, more powerful. Web analytic tools have changed, letting you know much more about visitors to your site

What entrepreneurs can learn from Costco’s CEO. He created a business model that worked, and kept his employees happy.

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