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Len Adams, the once-stocky co-founder and managing partner of King City, Ont.-based Direct IT Corp. has lost 22 kilos (48 pounds) from his 1.8-meter (5 feet 10 inches) frame and doubled his strength in just nine months. (Photo by Samantha Belley)
Len Adams, the once-stocky co-founder and managing partner of King City, Ont.-based Direct IT Corp. has lost 22 kilos (48 pounds) from his 1.8-meter (5 feet 10 inches) frame and doubled his strength in just nine months. (Photo by Samantha Belley)

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Check out the best stories of the week of April 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.

Switching gears from one two-wheeled passion to another. The Splurge: Direct IT co-founder Len Adams swapped motorcycles for bicycles, buying not one but four prestigious Pinarello bikes. They have, he says, transformed his life. Also check out a photo gallery.

Anyone want to buy a business? It appears not. Selling a small company has become more challenging than it was before the recession, and it’s about to get more competitive.

Report on Small Business magazine: Read the latest issue online. For the first time, the entire issue of Report on Small Business magazine is available in electronic form.



How to hire the perfect fit. The Challenge: Toronto-based branding company Level 5 Strategy Group suffers from too much turnover, especially among senior staff, who don't mesh with its corporate culture

The Globe's Calgary Business Summit. Check out our blog of the day-long event this week, featuring keynote, panels and networking. Also check out our photo blog of Young Entrepreneurs Night.

Careful what you say about your employer online. The perils of being a blabbermouth cannot be understated, law experts say.

Meet the Canadian who invented the modern-day battery. The Innovators: Canadian scientist Lewis Urry used the laws of electrochemistry to develop the first alkaline battery in 1969 - one of the most significant advancements in the battery's history.



How daily deal sites can bite your bottom line. Small businesses want new customers, but discount offers can wreak havoc on cash flow.

How does a new business price its first product? Case study: When gShift Labs launched its first search engine optimization tool, it had to balance many considerations in coming up with the right entry pricing model.

Beyond free snacks: What the best firms offer. How five companies are reducing turnover, raising productivity and other workplace-related challenges.



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