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Check out the best stories of the week of April 11 from Your Business, the Globe's home for entrepreneurs. Read our columnists, view archives of discussions, and connect through social media on the Your Business homepage.

Quebec 'certifies' firms for work-life balance. New accreditation system is designed to help lure talent with worker-friendly policies.

Snared by the 'passion trap.' In his new book, entrepreneur and consultant John Bradberry warns of six consequences that a startup's misdirected enthusiasm can cause. Plus, an on-line discussion with Mr. Bradberry.

Need financing? Join the crowd. Crowdfunding is taking off as a way to use social media to raise money from the masses. Plus crowdfunding pleasers: How to reach out and succeed.



Localize your website for a global audience. To create a truly global website for your business, you'll need to do more than simply translate the text.

Is the iPad 2 right for you? The updated tablet comes with new functions such as built-in video-conferencing, but it lacks several key features

Stick to your instinct, but be flexible in your approach. For some entrepreneurs, changing business models can seem like a scary proposition. But taking risks and being open to change can also do wonders for the bottom line, suggests CEO and founder of Silver Lining Ltd.

The case against Big Brother at work. Spy technology can cause more problems than it solves, experts say.



Work from home by virtue of the virtual office. When equipped with the right platforms, employees need not be chained to a desk.

Keeping bridezilla at bay. In a business that's all about customer satisfaction, details rule the day

Global goal: a half-billion startups. An entrepreneurship meeting in Shanghai went high concept and discussed the possibility of a human endeavour for the benefit of all.



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