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Check out the best stories of the week of Feb. 13 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.

Red-hot dating apps to spice up your love life. Sick of spending Friday nights alone? Eager to get back in the saddle, but turned off by traditional dating sites, like eHarmony, Plenty of Fish and Match.com? This lineup of cutting-edge mobile apps, which use real-time, GPS and push notifications, can help you meet new people, and maybe even score a date for Valentine's Day.

Start-up advice is a hot commodity in cold North. With customized T-shirt kit – a ‘business in a box’ – Kari Davis aims to t each remote communities how to launch a successful small business.

Is it time to bring on middle managers? The Challenge: As Domain7 grows, it needs to change its management structure, but without sacrificing its company culture of a collaborative, autonomous environment.



Toughest to track: How to measure social media success. When it comes to social media, businesses have gotten return on investment all wrong, experts say. Here’s how to approach it

Five tips for moving to mobile. Here are considerations to keep in mind as your website goes mobile.

Indie game studios get schooled in entrepreneurship. Toronto-based Ryerson University’s Chang School for Continuing Education, in partnership with Interactive Ontario (IO), recently launched Education for Digital Games Entrepreneurs (EDGE), intended to teach game developers the skills required to run a company.

Let's put meetings out of their misery. Seven ways to limit time-wasting get-togethers and increase your productivity



Digitization challenge: Handwritten menus from 1800s. Project pairs data-storage technology with inspiration from New York City’s past.

Broken guitar leads to startup consumer gripe site. Dave Carroll, who gained fame with his viral video United Breaks Guitars after his instrument was broken by United baggage handlers, has now co-founded Gripevine, an online platform aimed at resolving consumer complaints.

How to land a federal contract, even as a solopreneur. The Top Tens: Here are 10 tips to help you land Government of Canada contracts.

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