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Check out the best stories of the week of Feb. 20 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.

In Pictures: Pop-up thrift shop draws a stylish crowd. Report on Small Business web editor Katherine Scarrow followed and photographed the curation of one of the Art of Reuse's temporary clothing installations in Toronto, which operate for a limited time and then disappear.

Ten ways to build up your personal brand. The ways in which we build and express our personal brands are undergoing a revolution thanks to the Internet and social media.

Video: Kitchener's Tannery district reboots as high-tech hub. The 340,000 square-foot Tannery building, once the industrial engine of Kitchener, is enjoying a digital renaissance. Developed by Cadan, a Toronto developer, the $30-million complex is now home to an eclectic group of tenants including Google, Desire2Learn and the Communitech hub. In this video, Lana Sherman of Cadan, Kevin Tuer of Communitech and Karl Allen-Muncey of CuteGecko share their thoughts on the project and its influence on the community.



Accounting software hatched by guy who hates accounting. Available for free, Wave targets businesses with 9 or fewer employees and makes money through advertising.

Seven deadly sins that derail innovation. Leaders need to foster innovation at all times or get left behind.

Dreading work? You can do something about that. Workplace fear and anxiety can be contagious. But individuals do have options to minimize them.

Idea delivers pots full of safe drinking water in Africa. U of A student’s concept for a simple water filter to eliminate deadly contaminants has become reality in Kenya, Uganda.



Video: How to influence your audience with content. Troy Young, president of Say Media, explains how social media and content, the 'two obsessions of our time,' are changing the digital publishing industry.

Why you should set up a company wiki. Valuable resources are often locked away inside the skulls and hard drives of individual employees. Wikis make institutional memory easier to access, share and preserve.

‘Fortune and glory’ is owning Indiana Jones’s hat. Adventure film buff and Fusenet co-founder Ryan van Barneveld has a growing collection of props and memorabilia from his favourite flicks.

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