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Her Peanut Butter and Jelly marshmallows are made with organic peanuts and handmade raspberry preserves. (BINI BALL/Magna Vita Photography)
Her Peanut Butter and Jelly marshmallows are made with organic peanuts and handmade raspberry preserves. (BINI BALL/Magna Vita Photography)

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Check out the best stories of the week of July 23 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.

Gooey gourmet marshmallows vie to be the ’new cupcake.’ Small vendors in Canada and the United States offer alternatives to the processed grocery-store variety. Also, in pictures: Gourmet marshmallows in offbeat flavours.

Nine lessons from great leaders in tech. Minds who shaped the industry, and what we can learn from their success.

Don’t quit yet – avoid job burnout with these tips. Managers should watch for signs and if necessary re-evaluate workloads and deadlines.

In summer, distracted parents need an understanding boss. When the kids are out of school, parents have extra challenges.

Is startup jumping the expansion gun? The Challenge: Just 10 months old, Winnipeg-based sports massage therapy clinic Massage Athletica is thinking of expanding to meet growing demand, but is it moving too quickly?

From tablet to phone to office, this is Microsoft’s big year.Innovations include touch technology and software that works on all platforms.

Style meets substance at this sleek Calgary office. Amazing Space: Collaboration is crucial at Wax partnership – a marketing and advertising agency in Calgary – but creativity is key.

Six overnight millionaires. Here are the whirlwind stories of six regular people who have realized the worth of their business, idea or property virtually overnight.

Careful hiring behind spa's success in high repeat business. Case Study: Given the importance of estheticians in delivering the experience, Alma Natural Quick Spa’s founder came up with some solid hiring criteria, and it’s paid off in repeat customers well above industry average.

Startup benefits from Richard Branson support. Partnership with Virgin Unite and others pays dividends in credibility, presence for fundraising platform Raise5.

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