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NeatReceipts: This mobile scanner is designed for the road warrior who's tired of managing scraps of paper for expense reports. Accompanying software manages the scans and extracts and organizes required information, outputting reports to Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax or PDF. It also handles business cards. About $179.99. (NeatReceipts)
NeatReceipts: This mobile scanner is designed for the road warrior who's tired of managing scraps of paper for expense reports. Accompanying software manages the scans and extracts and organizes required information, outputting reports to Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, TurboTax or PDF. It also handles business cards. About $179.99. (NeatReceipts)

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Check out the best stories of the week of June 25 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.

Latest gadgets to drool over. From scanners to cameras and storage devices, here are the newest products out there.

A toast to the inventor of Canada Dry. The Innovators: In this month's edition, the life and times of John J. McLaughlin, the inventor of Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale.

On call 24/7: from here or abroad? The Challenge: After winning contracts with two big hotel chains, Book4Time must decide whether to open up overseas offices or expand locally to provide round-the-clock support.

Countries make pitch for Canada’s startup talent. In an era in which technology companies can be set up anywhere, the global competition to host them is getting stiffer.

Diversifying beyond music helps MapleCore hit right notes. Success Stories: Starting with a vision of how musical artists could use the Internet to promote and sell their wares, company co-founder Grant Dexter has moved beyond music so that half of revenues now come from non-music ventures.

How a father rescued his son’s entrepreneurial dream. Project Sunblock saves advertisers from embarrassing online gaffes, like cruise-line ads appearing next to tales of nautical disaster. But when a tragedy struck Sunblock's inventor, his father stepped in to rescue his son's dream.

Organic martinis, anyone? Bars go green. Establishments are recycling glass bottles, composting leftovers and serving organic drinks.

Would you hire a smoker? Employers cope with the costs of lighting up, from financial impact to health risks.

Toronto a hot spot for entrepreneurs who borrow from loved ones. Accepting venture capital from friends and family can be as fraught as a bank loan

Licensees help Eagle’s Flight take off in foreign markets. Case Study: Deciding that building a direct sales force would be too costly for global business, the seller of training products chose a licensing model .

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