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Check out the best stories of the week of June 4 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.

Jumping on the accelerator bandwagon. As programs to nurture startups proliferate, questions are being raised about whether they can all be sustained, all offer real value, and long-term success. Also, how to choose an accelerator program.

How a flying entrepreneur helped forge Canada's aviation industry. Max Ward, at 90, is as cheerfully combative as when he was battling convention and authority in Canada's aviation industry

Divorces mess up firms as much as families. Settlements can drag on for years, and bring family businesses down with them.

Do women make better employees? Survey says yes. They work longer hours and are more honest. But are these kinds of studies just setting us back?

Why I returned to the corporate world. After a mid-career detour into entrepreneurship, Gabriella O’Rourke realized it wasn’t quite right for her.

Brewery sideswiped by high transaction fees. The Challenge: Pump House founder looks for ways to reduce costs to process credit and debit cards.

Startup puts online ads within reach of smaller operations. Shiny Ads helps smaller advertisers who have been left on the sidelines

Board game inspires top real estate investor. Talking to Entrepreneurs: Steve Martel, a leading real estate mentor, explains what inspired him to move from being a real estate agent to the owner of several successful investing businesses.

Sunlight’s message to the brain: Buy, buy, buy! Weather data incorporated into sales spreadsheets can offer strategic advantage.

Ten tips for buying pre-owned business equipment. The Top Tens: Purchasing pre-owned equipment can help save your company money. Here’s some advice and other factors to consider.

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