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

Check out the best stories of the week of March 12 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.

More pro athletes play franchisees in sports afterlife. Franchising is becoming a more popular way for sports stars to transition into life after their careers end on the field, on the court or in the arena. Also, advice from the playing field.

Push on to relax rules around crowdfunding. While U.S. lawmakers move on legislation to support the new model of raising money, in Canada, an industry group has taken up the cause while regulators wait and watch what happens down south

How to break into the Indian market. The Challenge: Marport Canada sees India as the next big target for its deep-sea technology. The question is how to tackle it. Also read the online discussion of how to crack the Indian market.



Strategies imported from home countries. They labour under some disadvantages, but their willingness to take risks, attitudes inherited from entrepreneurial cultures, and outsiders' view of Canada allows immigrants to spot gaps where there are business opportunities.

Six performance review experiences, good and bad. We asked Canadian business leaders to share what has influenced them.

Ten sensible tips to achieve work-life balance. The Top Tens: Balance is important no matter what the endeavour. Here are some tips for achieving it.

Inspiration meets aspiration in this luxurious office. The Amazing Space: The owner of McKinley Burkart, a Calgary-based architecture and interior design firm, shows off the black and white workspace, complete with wall-to-wall windows and five-foot diameter custom-designed light fixtures.



Dorm-room entrepreneur finds a Web niche. Like Evite but for weddings and other fancy events, Greenvelope has caught on.

How to bring website vision to life. Clients underestimate the amount of planning, strategizing, and conceptualizing that goes into a redesign. Here’s how to make it work.

The humble parking lot gets a green makeover. Channelling rainwater away from storm sewers is a good first step.

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