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Webster Tobias hangs freshly made smokies at the family-owned Tenderloin Meat & Sausage which wholesales to 40 Manitoba grocery stores. (JOHN WOODS/John Woods for The Globe and Mail)
Webster Tobias hangs freshly made smokies at the family-owned Tenderloin Meat & Sausage which wholesales to 40 Manitoba grocery stores. (JOHN WOODS/John Woods for The Globe and Mail)

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

Check out the best stories of the week of June 11 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.

Four semi-finalists compete for $100,000. The Challenge Contest: Out of a record 1,200-plus entries, the four semifinalists for this year’s $100,000 Small Business Challenge Contest have been chosen. Also, click here for a photo gallery.

Appeal of fixed prices starts to sink in. Consumer electronics, construction, energy and legal sectors among those adopting the strategy.

Reverse mentoring sees the young teach the old. Even in smaller organizations, giving young employees one-on-one time with their seniors can be beneficial to both.

Shaky times are good and bad for job seekers. One thing’s for sure: Hiring mistakes are more costly than ever

Do young entrepreneurs need MBAs to succeed? A few things to consider before heading back to campus.

New Ultrabooks try to ‘out-skinny’ each other. The next generation of ultra-thin laptops generates smiles.

A doughy old friend gets a hot makeover. Inside Jobs: When sisters Rita and Rosanne Tripathy opened Jelly Modern Doughnuts in Calgary in April ,2011, they wanted to reinvent the doughnut with sophisticated flavours and high-quality, local ingredients.

Young Entrepreneurs Night: Report on Small Business hosts its sixth Young Entrepreneurs Night, with special guests Michael Hyatt, CEO of BlueCat Networks, Sammie Kennedy, CEO and creator of Booty Camp Fitness Inc., and Peter Fowler, CEO of Service Inspired Restaurants (SIR) Corp.

From small fry to big shot: How these entrepreneurs did it. These veteran entrepreneurs made the leap from small-business owners to big shots.

Got excess cash? Make the most of it. Too much cash in a business could mean it’s underemployed, experts say.

Click here for more stories from Report on Small Business.

 

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