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Tarren Wolfe shows a cultivator topped with a maple butcher block that sits next to one of the chefs’ stations at the Yew Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Mr. Wolfe’s company is based in Surrey, B.C. (Urban Cultivator)
Tarren Wolfe shows a cultivator topped with a maple butcher block that sits next to one of the chefs’ stations at the Yew Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Mr. Wolfe’s company is based in Surrey, B.C. (Urban Cultivator)

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Check out the best stories of the week of June 18 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.

Embrace the ‘zero-mile diet’ with home herb cultivator. Chefs like the freshness, consumers see green benefits to growing produce in the kitchen. Also, check out the photo gallery.

To grow or not to grow: That’s Creative Equity’s question. The Challenge: After achieving the first part of their business plan, brand and marketing agency’s co-founders wonder whether to put the brakes on the next stage.

Underwater love affair goes to greatest depths. The Splurge: Just 1 per cent of divers are certified for technical diving. Enthusiast entrepreneur Doug Nayler aims to be among them to participate in a sport far more demanding and dangerous than recreational scuba diving.

Summertime: rest and recharge or learn new career skills? Some use the season to take courses or buff up their resumes.

Language skills give owners a leg up. The use of local greetings is a show of respect and it goes a long way toward building a trusting relationship.

Hiring your first employee a ‘very scary decision.’ From how much to pay to choosing the right person, it’s a  big step, experts say

Vintage trailers add cool factor to this bright beautiful office. The Amazing Space: Its towering wall of windows and killer views are enough to make anyone jealous. But it's the company's three restored trailers which serve as a recording studio, cafe and workspace that put The Metrick System's office squarely at the centre of cool.

Cut, scraped and bruised: This is Spartan Obstacle races enjoy participation rates that other running series can only dream about. Spartan Race alone is nearing 40 events this year, and expects to attract 750,000 people.

Challenges in changing from retailer to wholesaler. Case Study: Anointment Natural Skin Care’s owner has had some figuring out to do in moving from a retail store concept to a wholesale operation.

‘Techno’ program gives birth to startups. University of Toronto works with its students to bring their technology-intensive companies to market.

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